The Droves of Academe

“For recent Ph.D.’s looking for positions in the fields of language and literature, the frantic surroundings of the M.L.A. convention offer the only dusty rays of hope. It’s a bleak landscape for academic job-seekers in any field, but this year, a flyer in the conference press room trumpeted ‘the sharpest decline in Language and Literature jobs’ since the 1992 recession.” —The Droves of AcademeNY Observer)

I personally have no cause to complain about how the English professor meat market has treated me, but this article brings back many, many painful memories.