The Office Hour, Chapter 23: “Crisis!”

In this episode, Toby draws on his professorial pedigree and Nick on his experience in the creative writing world in an attempt to find the source of the current crisis in the humanities. Have the humanities always been in crisis? Is there any other way? Our hosts do their best to provide a “satisfying” answer, and get a little help from Frank Kermode, Plato, Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, William Morris, and others along the way.

(Listen closely for a cameo appearance by the Georgia Tech Whistle around sixteen minutes in!)

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About Andrew Marzoni

Andrew Marzoni is a writer, critic, teacher, musician, and co-editor of TECHStyle. He has a MA in English & American Literature from New York University and a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota. His essays and criticism have appeared in ARTnews, Cinephile, The New York Observer, The Quarterly Conversation, Review 31, Music & Literature, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and other publications. He is currently writing a critical history of Semiotext(e), 1974-present.
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