Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters
RECENTLY, KENTUCKY GOVERNOR Matt Bevin stated unequivocally that college students majoring in electrical engineering were more deserving of state funding than those majoring in French literature (Cohen). In a primary debate for the election of 2016, Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio cautioned philosophy majors that they would be better off learning how to weld (Rappeport), and within the last two years, the Obama administration proposed that we begin ranking US colleges and universities on earnings after graduation—a proposal that rankled colleges and universities and sent humanities scholars into an even deeper tailspin (Shear).
Original Publication Citation
Pennington, M. B., Ritola, T., & Walzer, B. (2017). The public fallout of the humanities’ crisis: Critiquing the public turn in rhetoric and composition studies. Rendezvous Journal of Arts and Letters, 43(1), 95-109.
Pennington, Mary Beth; Ritola, Tonya; and Walzer, Belinda, "The Public Fallout of the Humanities Crisis: Critiquing the Public Turn in Rhetoric and Composition Studies" (2017). English Faculty Publications. 76.