I am happy to report that my new book, The Humanities "Crisis" and the Future of Literary Studies, will be published in July by Palgrave-Macmillan. Please click the link above for the table of contents and a brief description. The book puts the rhetoric of crisis surrounding the humanities in historical context. Rejecting the idea disciplines like English have been marginalized by theoretical and critical innovation, I argue instead that contemporary criticism and theory have spurred the teaching of transferable skills students need for success no matter what career they choose. The book developed in the context of my collaboration with Gerald Graff on our 2012 article, "Fear of Being Useful," and in lectures delivered at two conferences in Rome last year on the state of the humanities. Last March I also presented the keynote address at a conference on Transnational Canons at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. In May I participated in a symposium at UCLA on redefining the English major, and in June I delivered a paper on transnational prose at a conference on globalization and literature at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. I also appeared in May of 2012 with Leonard Cassuto of Fordham University on the television shownHigher Education Today to discuss the future of graduate studies. Please click here if you would like to view the discussion. My last, book, Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies, was published in 2010. Please see the link above for reviews and discussion of the book, and the Publications link to access some of my published articles.