Originally meant as a reflection on the teaching of "rhetoric" as an academic discipline, this blog has shifted towards the rhetoric of all creative writing and, to a lesser extent, digital media. One interest is the power of stage and screen(s) to persuade audiences. Other topics within rhetoric might appear occasionally.
I've written repeatedly about the challenges facing humanities students. Unfortunately, all doctoral students face a challenging job market. My personal advice remains: study a STEM field, in which a master's degree seems ideal, and add a minor or double-major in the humanities.