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The End of Literary Studies? By Steven G. Kellman

Today, the president of the United States does not read books, and even many English majors do not know the difference between Keats and Yeats. Though books abound, a cynic might conclude that writers outnumber readers. The academic study of literature is in crisis.
Departments of literature in American universities are often underfunded, understaffed, and demoralized. Concentrations in French, German, Russian, and other languages have been terminated, and many of those that remain have trimmed their offerings in literature. In a recent article in The Chronicle („Facing My Own Extinction”), Nina Handler reports that her institution, Holy Names University, is even eliminating the English major.

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