July

This post expands on the list in the previous post on the demise of clear thinking, which for many is associated with the demise (or not) of English departments and majors.

Arum, Richard, and Josipa Roksa (2010). Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. The University of Chicago Press.
Beecroft, Alexander (July 3, 2013). The Humanities: What Went Right? The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Bérubé, Michael (November 10, 2010). Breaking News: Humanities in Decline! Film at 11.
Berkenkotter, Carol, Thomas Huckin, and John Ackerman (1988). Conventions, Conversations, and the Writer: Case Study of a Student in a Rhetoric Ph.D. Program. Research in the Teaching of English, 22(1), 9-44.
Briggs, John C. (n.d.). Writing Without Reading: The Decline of Literature in the Composition Classroom.
Brooks, David (June 21, 2013). The Humanist Vocation. The New York Times.
Butler, Judith (March 20, 1999). A 'Bad Writer' Bites Back.
Chace, William M. (2009). The Decline of the English Department. The American Scholar.
Cohen, Paula Marantz (n.d.). Mission Impossible. The American Scholar.
Crichton, Danny (January 31, 2011). Humanities: Decline or Rebirth? The Stanford Review.
Delbanco, Andrew (November 4, 1999). The Decline and Fall of Literature. The New York Review of Books.
Grafton, Anthony T. and James Grossman (July 1, 2013). The Humanities in Dubious Battle. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Duke, Robert A., Amy L. Simmons, Amy L., & Carla Davis (2009). It's Not How Much; It's How. Journal of Research in Music Education, 56(4), 310-321.
Ericsson, K. Anders, Ralf T. Krampe, & Clemens Tesch-Römer (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological Review, 100(3), 363-406.
Fish, Stanley (January 6, 2008). Will the Humanities Save Us? The New York Times.
Fish, Stanley (January 13, 2008). The Uses of the Humanities, Part Two. The New York Times.
The Heart of the Matter (2013). American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Klinkenborg, Verlyn (June 22, 2013). The Rise and Fall of the English Major. The New York Times.
Marks, Jonathan (June 13, 2013). Fight Fiercely Harvard (for the Humanities). Commentary Magazine.
Maurer, Karl (n.d.) Why Study Classics?
Nussbaum, Martha (November 28, 2000). The Professor of Parody.
Our Arts Critic Responds to the 'Useless Majors' List. (April 23, 2012). Newsweek.
Paul, Annie Murphy (January 25, 2012). The Myth of ‘Practice Makes Perfect’. The New York Times.
Reid, Alex (June 25, 2013). The Rise and Fall of the English Major Editorial.
Reid, Alex (June 29, 2013). What Counts When Counting English Majors.
Saul, Scott (July 3, 2013). The Humanities in Crisis: Not at Most Schools. The New York Times.
Schmidt, Ben (June 26, 2013). Gender and the Long-Term Decline in Humanities Enrollment.
Scholes, Robert (1999). The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing English as a Discipline. Yale University Press.
Schramm, Margaret, J. Lawrence Mitchell, Delores Stephens, and David Laurence (2003). The Undergraduate English Major. Report of the 2001-2 ADE ad hoc Committee on the English Major. ADE Bulletin.
Schuessler, Jennifer (June 18, 2013). Humanities Committee Sounds Alarm. The New York Times.
Schuessler, Jennifer (June 27, 2013). Quants ask: What Crisis in Humanities? The New York Times.
Schmidt, Ben (June 10, 2013). A Crisis in the Humanities? The Chronicle.
Silver, Nate (June 25, 2013). As More Attend College, Careers Become More Focused. The New York Times.
Smith, Dinitia (February 27, 1999). When Ideas Get Lost in Bad Writing.
Strauss, Steve (June 23, 2013). Why I Hire English Majors. The Huffington Post.
The Teaching of the Arts and Humanities at Harvard College: Mapping the Future (Fall 2012 & Spring 2013).
Weismann, Jordan (June 24, 2013). Actually, the Humanities Aren't in Crisis. The Atlantic.
Weismann, Jordan (June 25, 2013). The Best Argument for Studying English? The Employment Numbers. The Atlantic.
The 13 Most Useful Majors (as Determined by Science) (April 25, 2012). Newsweek.
The 13 Most Useless Majors (as Determined by Science) (April 23, 2012). Newsweek.