PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://www.chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ 2018-03-20T09:44:00-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Academics Are Too Scared to Laugh http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academics-Are-Too-Scared-to/242817 2018-03-14T13:00:00-04:00 Professors used to be funny. Now it’s too risky. By Andrew Kay When Faculty Had Power http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Faculty-Had-Power/242790 2018-03-11T18:30:00-04:00 Once, their voices spoke louder than money. We can no longer count on that. By Peter Brooks Populists and the Perversion of Academic Expertise http://www.chronicle.com/article/Populiststhe-Perversion/242775 2018-03-09T12:00:00-05:00 Despite their contempt for the intellectual elite, they seem desperate to be recognized as part of it. By Benjamin Paloff How Not to Be an Academic Snob http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Not-to-Be-an-Academic-Snob/242754 2018-03-06T13:00:00-05:00 Suiting up as Mr. Darcy at an Austen gathering means abandoning self-seriousness. By Ted Scheinman Not Here to Make Friends http://www.chronicle.com/article/Not-Here-to-Make-Friends/242731 2018-03-04T18:30:00-05:00 The academic job market brings out the worst in us. It doesn’t have to be that way.   By Katie Fitzpatrick There Is No Case for the Humanities http://www.chronicle.com/article/There-Is-No-Case-for-the/242724 2018-03-04T18:30:00-05:00 We talk about “skills,” “relevance,” “engagement,” and “values,” but deep down we know the ideas behind the words are hollow. By Justin Stover The End of Literary Studies? http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-Literary-Studies-/242610 2018-02-22T13:35:00-05:00 The field can bend only so far before it breaks. By Steven G. Kellman Business Schools Have No Business in the University http://www.chronicle.com/article/Business-Schools-Have-No/242563 2018-02-20T05:00:00-05:00 Even measured by their own standards, these finishing schools for junior executives are academic failures. By Steven Conn The Professor of Horrible Deeds http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Professor-of-Horrible/242542 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 Fred Berlin has done decades of pioneering research on pedophilia — and outraged a lot of people along the way. By Jordan Michael Smith Arguments That Harm — and Why We Need Them http://www.chronicle.com/article/Arguments-That-Harm-and/242543 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 Peter Singer’s ideas are offensive. Perhaps we should be grateful for his brutal honesty. By Elizabeth Barnes Why Everybody Loses When Someone Leaves Academe http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Everybody-Loses-When/242560 2018-02-15T14:16:42-05:00 We cope with it in ways that largely erase the people we lose, ignore their pain and grief, and suppress our own. By Erin Bartram The Intellectual War on Science http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Intellectual-War-on/242538 2018-02-13T13:00:00-05:00 It’s wreaking havoc in universities and jeopardizing the progress of research. By Steven Pinker The Magical Power of Dictionaries http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Magical-Power-of/242513 2018-02-11T18:30:00-05:00 Our thoughts, our ethics, our aesthetics are all, up to a point, defined by our language. By Alberto Manguel ‘Thanks Are Due Above All to My Wife’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Thanks-Are-Due-Above-All-to/242517 2018-02-11T18:30:00-05:00 Richard Hofstadter lauded his wife, Beatrice, for her intellectual contributions to his iconic works of history. Is there more to the story? By Allison Miller The Improbable Friendship That Shaped a Generation of Literary Scholarship http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Improbable-Friendship-That/242439 2018-02-05T16:16:00-05:00 Lionel Trilling and Jacques Barzun seemed an intellectual odd couple. What made their relationship last? By Arthur Krystal Shamelessness and Hypocrisy at the MLA http://www.chronicle.com/article/ShamelessnessHypocrisy-at/242393 2018-02-04T18:30:00-05:00 These days the rhetoric of the meeting and of universities is aimed at getting Ph.D. students out of the professoriate. By Sharon O’Dair Why I Quit Twitter http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Quit-Twitter/242395 2018-02-04T18:30:00-05:00 It was time to stop disguising my social-media surfing as productivity. By Theresa MacPhail History in the Face of Catastrophe http://www.chronicle.com/article/History-in-the-Face-of/242401 2018-02-04T18:30:00-05:00 When I lost my son, my personal and scholarly worldview changed forever. By Stéphane Gerson The Tree Whisperer http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Tree-Whisperer/242388 2018-02-04T18:30:00-05:00 Jared Farmer wants to change the way we think about climate change. By Brandon Keim How Academe Breeds Resentment http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Academe-Breeds-Resentment/242394 2018-02-04T18:30:00-05:00 The feeling is endemic to academic life. How can we overcome it? By Douglas Dowland