‘So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities…’

An inside the Academy grin-and-giggle truth-telling that has gone viral —

I’m home for three days after two weeks on the road for my Deathly Hallows Speaking Tour. More on that tomorrow!


  1. Debbie Kogan says

    This is so true. Sad, but true. 🙁

  2. Wonderful, I think. Wait, you posted this shortly after visiting my college where I daily try to encourage students to love literature but not to major in it….ugh.
    Love the Bloom comment, snort.

  3. Oh gosh this is funny! My husband (Phd in Biochemistry) will be chuckling all day – Academics are so similiar no matter the subject matter.

  4. I love it! I actually saw this shortly before you posted it, and my husband and I (both MAs and wanna-be PhDs) had a great time chuckling over this!

  5. This cracked me up. Having been a TA and current adjunct, I thought this was pretty insightful.

  6. This is hilariously brilliant! I have been cackling aloud while sitting here on my couch. I have to share this with my English professor (PhD in Victorian Lit) sister.

  7. Arabella Figg says

    Oh my gosh, this is funny. I’ll be passing it on to people who will appreciate it in the most painful way.

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