The Dead Poets Society: Why We (Don't) Study The Humanities

What can you do with a BA in English or Philosophy? The dead end prospects of Humanities degrees has become something of a running joke in popular culture. In this video essay, Is This Just Fantasy takes a closer look at a Hollywood film that seemingly advocates for the Humanities and nonconformity but contains an undercurrent of Fascist ideology– Robert Weir’s 1989 drama, Dead Poet’s Society.


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Peter Weir