Odds it will happen? Given our history of willingness to be political animals, the odds are about zero the field will see its own self interest as a legitimate cause.
“Literature, since it emerged 4,000 years ago,” has “shaped the lives of most humans on planet Earth.” We are what we read. ‘The Written World’ makes this grand assertion on the basis of a set of theses. Storytelling is as human as breathing. When fabulation intersected with writing, stories were empowered to propagate themselves in society and around the world as civilization-forming “foundational texts.”