English studies: the state of the discipline, past, present, and future

Gildea, Niall, Goodwyn, Helena, Kitching, Megan and Tyson, Helen, eds. (2015) English studies: the state of the discipline, past, present, and future. Palgrave pivot . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137478047

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Abstract

English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present and Future is an accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies and its unique position within the university and society. It intervenes in current debates about the future of English Studies, the Arts and Humanities, and the university itself. This volume brings together: a proposal for English to be understood as a ‘boundary practice’; an exploration of the study-guide genre; an account of J. Derrida’s ‘the university without condition’; a case study of English and ‘employability’; a consideration of how the subject might negotiate current technological changes and government interventions; the dilemma of cognitive literary criticism and the relationship between English in Higher Education and Secondary Education. The contributors to this volume draw out the pedagogical ideals that lie at the heart of English Studies, tracing, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies in the university.

Item Type: Edited Book
Keywords: English, criticism, literature, pedagogy, university, culture, REF, students, institutions, discipline, academics, research, impact, employability, graduates, education, public, linguistics, language, economics, tradition, cognitive, scientific, neuroscience, creative writing, art, teachers, teaching
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Modernist Studies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0001 Literary history and criticism
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Depositing User: Helen Tyson
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 15:21
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68190
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