Philip Pullman leads outcry after Sheffield Hallam withdraws English lit degree
Study of literature should not be a ‘luxury for a wealthy minority of spoilt aesthetes’, author says
The award-winning author Philip Pullman has said the study of literature “should not be a luxury for a wealthy minority of spoilt and privileged aesthetes” after it emerged that Sheffield Hallam University is to pull its English literature degree from next year.
He was one of a number of writers to raise concerns about the university’s decision to stop teaching the standalone degree and incorporate it instead into a broad-based English degree, a year after the University of Cumbria took similar action. Continue reading...