There is an excellent article on the front page of the Chronicle of Higher Education today, “How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom”, written by Marc Perry. It’s an excellent snapshot of the field right now. I recommend checking it out!
I especially like the use of “blah blah blah” in this quote from Todd Presner:
“I’m one of those people that hate the idea of, Oh, the humanities are in crisis,” says Mr. Presner, a professor of Germanic languages and comparative literature. “Oh, we’re so irrelevant. Oh, we’re so useless, blah, blah, blah. And now technology is going to save us. I don’t think that at all. I think, if anything, the humanities can save the technologies.”