Why Teach (Or Major) in English

jane austen bros

The internets keep throwing articles our way about the value of an English major. Check out Adam Gopnik’s “Why Teach English?” in The New Yorker online.

Writes Gopnik: “Even if we read books and talk about them for four years, and then do something else more obviously remunerative, it won’t be time wasted. We need the humanities not because they will produce shrewder entrepreneurs or kinder C.E.O.s but because, as that first professor said, they help us enjoy life more and endure it better. The reason we need the humanities is because we’re human. That’s enough.”

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