Charlie Tyson Charlie Tyson is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Harvard University. Read MoreRead Less Stories by this Author The Review | Essay Do the Numbers Lie? By Charlie Tyson January 27, 2022 A defense of humanistic learning against quantification retreats into mysticism. The Review The Apocalyptic New Campus Novel By Charlie Tyson March 22, 2021 In Christine Smallwood’s story of scholarly precarity, what the academy wastes above all is human potential. The Review Reactionary Propaganda Rides Again By Naomi Oreskes and Charlie Tyson October 12, 2020 Is academe biased against conservatives? No: Reality is. The Review Is Academe Awash in Liberal Bias? By Naomi Oreskes and Charlie Tyson September 14, 2020 Most people think so. They’re wrong. The Review The Professor of Gimmicks By Charlie Tyson June 25, 2020 Sianne Ngai is the most influential literary theorist of her generation. The Chronicle Review The Rise of Reassurance Lit By Charlie Tyson February 28, 2020 Academe is awash in refrains about its own importance. Is anyone feeling better yet? The Review Apocalypse Chic By Charlie Tyson August 22, 2019 Being radical used to take a lot of work. Now all one needs to do is succumb, conspicuously, to hopelessness. The Review A Legendary Scientist Sounds Off on the Trouble With STEM By Charlie Tyson May 7, 2019 E.O. Wilson on the next big thing, the gladiatorial nature of academe, and the world beyond the human senses. The Review The Expensive Superficiality of M.F.A. Programs By Charlie Tyson December 9, 2018 They exist to train aspiring artists in how to sound sophisticated — not how to create art. The Review Why Professors Distrust Beauty By Charlie Tyson June 3, 2018 A shift from the ascetic to the aesthetic is underway. At its center: evolutionary biology.