This essay takes the contrarian point of view that graduate study in the humanities should be thought of as an avocation rather than as a vocation. While we have a responsibility to professionalize our graduate students, it is also incumbent on us to continue to redefine what we mean by professionalization so that it both refers to a variety of employment outcomes and addresses that most old-fashioned of subjects: the pleasures of intellectual labor.
David Schmid; A Vocation/Avocation. Pedagogy 1 January 2015; 15 (1): 169–172. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2799308
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