So Is There an Abundance of Lucrative Literature Professor Jobs Now, Or What?S

"The job outlook for graduate students in language and literature is..." That's as far as you have to read before you stop and laugh ruefully at the carnage sure to come.

And here it is!

According to the Modern Language Association's forecast of job listings, released Thursday, faculty positions will decline 37 percent, the biggest drop since the group began tracking its job listings 35 years ago.

To be fair, no shit.

[NYT. Pic of stereotypical English Lit professor via]