“Yes. The humanities have been trivialized. They are not a cash cow. As I wrote to the vice chancellor at the University of Toronto, when they were closing the Comparative Literature department, I said, “Look, we are the health care system of cultures. You cannot do moral metrics by knowledge management techniques. You have to cook the soul slow.” That’s the humanities.”
A podcast of the interview is also available.
From a LA Review of Books interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on Critical Intimacy.