[Humanist] 28.813 Warner on the disfiguring of higher education

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 813.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:45:58 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: the disfiguring of higher education

In the latest London Review of Books, Marina Warner has written an 
amplification and followup to her letter of some weeks ago on why she 
resigned from the University of Essex: "Learning my lesson", LRB 37.6 
(19 March). It may be downloaded from 
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n06/marina-warner/learning-my-lesson. I have 
good reason to believe that we in the U.K. are hardly alone in suffering 
from the individual and institutional disease she describes. The 
question for digital humanities, I suppose, is how it can only suffer 
without becoming an instrument for the propagation of the disfigurement.


Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

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