Folks, Micah Mattix is a guy who sends emails with the best links ever. It’s a small number of links in every newsletter but they are always superb. Do subscribe, he’s amazing.
Here is a small excerpt from the most recent newsletter where Mattix links a story of a failed academic who visits the MLA:
The problem with the discipline is not just the language English professors have adopted over the past fifty years, it’s the view that literary works are mere tools in a power struggle between individuals and groups in a society. The discipline replaced literature with politics long ago, and so it should come as no surprise that literature is seen by politicians and others as superfluous.