Some real gems in this piece from today’s Chronicle, with which we collaborative humanists at CSID are much in sympathy. I sample the piece here, but it is well worth reading in full:
No one works alone. It’s just a question of degrees of solitude.
But ask a tenure-and-promotion committee just about anywhere in the United States, and you’ll learn that admitting to collaboration in the humanities is like admitting to doping in the Tour de France. Everyone does it, but woe to the one who is caught.
It took Helen Keller 33 years to acquire a voice that could speak to the public. That is only slightly longer than it takes most graduate students in the humanities to lose theirs.