Standing up for the Bard

I have discovered that I elicit three types of responses when I say that Shakespearean plays are some of the greatest, worldliest and most touching works of literature in existence. The first reaction is that of indifference, which I can accept. The

Vindication of English Literature

If there is anything plaguing the academic atmospheres of colleges this year, it is the myopic, unimaginative, stuffily arrogant, and absolutely boring idea that the English major is a surefire route to the counter behind McDonald’s, Walmart, a teacher’s desk, or whatever