Since last September I’ve been a member of the Townsend Fellows program at UC Berkeley. My contribution to the program was an essay on the scholarly publishing crisis in literature studies, taken as a symptom of larger ways in which the humanities are shifting to accommodate social, technological, and economic change. I presented to the group today, and got very helpful comments and feedback from the other Fellows.
Warning: essay is in High Draft; footnotes in particular are very messy. Please feel free to send comments and suggestions to me at kmunro at library dot berkeley dot com.