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How to Be an IntellectualEssays on Criticism, Culture, and the University$
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Jeffrey J. Williams

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823263806

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.001.0001

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Academic Opportunities Unlimited

Academic Opportunities Unlimited

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(p.175) Twenty-Six Academic Opportunities Unlimited
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How to Be an Intellectual
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Jeffrey J. Williams

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0027

This chapter highlights the academic job crisis, whereby only a fraction of PhDs attain full-time, tenure-stream professorial jobs. It does so, however, through satire, offering a "modest proposal" to remedy the situation.

Keywords:   Academic labor, Modest proposal, Academic demographics, Aging of the professoriate, Academic job crisis

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