Dissing the Dissertation

By Scott Jaschik

The Modern Language Association looks at the format, descriptions, guidelines of dissertations and questions whether traditional views of scholarship are appropriate – moving beyond ‘the pdf’

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/01/09/mla-considers-radical-changes-dissertation

4 thoughts on “Dissing the Dissertation

  1. One has to agree that the traditional routes to higher academic honours need radical revision, but perhaps even more radical than what is envisioned. In the good old days, every doctoral thesis was adding to existing knowledge in a meaningful way, but increasingly of late what actually emerges is a rehash of the known with some pretext at a novel slant.

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