10.0050 research and tenure

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 22 May 1996 18:25:44 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 50.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: ocramer@cc.colorado.edu (13)
Subject: RE: 10.043 research and tenure

Articles in the humanities are, to extend Brad Inwood's good
point, not uncommonly *better* thought of than books. The
dynamics of getting tenure, and the vanity of senior scholars
and some presses, not uncommonly lead to bad books being made
out of decent articles, in fact. What about this formulation:
what would fit as an e-posting to the Classics List should never
be blown up to article size; and what would fit as an article
should never be blown up into a book? (I leave aside for now
the question of the books that contain slightly recycled material
from old articles, which are increasingly common.)
Owen Cramer
Classics/Comp. Lit.
Colorado College