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Embracing the "engaged and public humanities" and abandoning "alt-ac" | July 24, 2018 by Lauren Frey


This past January, I attended the MLA Conference as project manager for the Connected Academics task-force at Georgetown University. One semester into my master’s in English, I was eager to engage in conversation with other graduate students who were interested in the pathways students can take to find jobs beyond the professoriate. Attending the Showcase of Career Diversity on Friday afternoon, I got caught up in a discussion with a small group of graduate students about the terms used to describe those pathways. One graduate student bemoaned the term “alt-ac” for reasons that have long been acknowledged ... (to read more, click here).



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