About

Dilettante Army is a coalition of thinkers who dabble in a litany of disciplines. Our army consists of writers, artists, and critics who perform detailed critical analysis on both historical and contemporary topics (with a healthy dose of snark).

In the 18th century, a dilettante (from the Italian verb diletare: “to delight) was a passionate lover and supporter of culture. Since then, it’s become a derogatory term for people who aren’t dedicated or serious. We’d like to reclaim this word as a badge of honor. Dilettantes are freelancers, interns, students, adjuncts, and anyone else who pursues their projects with hapless fervor.