ADE Bulletin

ADE Bulletin
Author: Association of Departments of English
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transforming English Studies

Transforming English Studies
Author: Lori Ostergaard,Jeff Ludwig
Publsiher: Parlor Press LLC
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-02-23
ISBN: 1602353867
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming English Studies Book Excerpt:

Transforming English Studies provides a uniquely interdisciplinary view of English studies’ “crises”—both real and imagined--and works toward resolving the legitimate pathologies that threaten the sustainability of the discipline.

Profession

Profession
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language and languages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Asian American Literature

Asian American Literature
Author: Bella Adams
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008-04-17
ISBN: 0748629831
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian American Literature Book Excerpt:

This critical study of Asian American literature discusses work by internationally successful writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Chang-rae Lee, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan and others in their historical, cultural and critical contexts. The focus of the book is on contemporary writing, from the 1970s onwards, although it also traces over a hundred years of Asian American literary production in prose, poetry, drama and criticism. The main body of the book comprises five periodized chapters that highlight important events in a nation-state that has historically rendered Asian Americans invisible. Of particular importance to the writers selected for case studies are questions of racial identity, cultural history and literary value with respect to dominant American ideologies.

What s Happened to the Humanities

What s Happened to the Humanities
Author: Alvin B. Kernan
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN: 1400864526
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s Happened to the Humanities Book Excerpt:

This volume of specially commissioned original essays presents the thoughts of some of the most distinguished commentators within the American academy on the fundamental changes that have taken place in the humanities in the latter part of the twentieth century. In the transformation of American higher education from the university to the "demoversity," the humanities have become a less and less important part of education, a matter established by a statistical appendix and elaborated on in several of the essays. The individual essays offer close observations into how the humanities have been affected by declining academic status, by demographic shifts, by reductions in financial support, and by changing communication technology. They also explore the effect of these forces on books, libraries, and the phenomenology of reading in the age of images. When basic conditions change, theory follows, and several essays trace the appearance and effect of new relativistic epistemologies in the humanities. Social institutions change as well in such circumstances, and the volume concludes with studies of the new social arrangements that have developed in the humanities in recent years: the attack on professionalism and the effort to transform the humanities into the social conscience of academia and even of the nation as a whole. Cause and effect? Who can say? What the essays make clear, however, is that as the humanities have become less significant in American higher education, they have also been the scene of unusually energetic pedagogical, social, and intellectual changes. The contributors to the volume are David Bromwich, John D'Arms, Denis Donoghue, Carla Hesse, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Lynn Hunt, Frank Kermode, Louis Menand, Francis Oakley, Christopher Ricks, and Margery Sabin. Included is a substantial introduction by Alvin Kernan and an appendix of tables and figures showing baccalaureate and doctoral degrees over the years in various types of schools. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Evolution of College English

The Evolution of College English
Author: Thomas P. Miller
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-01-09
ISBN: 082297777X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of College English Book Excerpt:

Thomas P. Miller defines college English studies as literacy studies and examines how it has evolved in tandem with broader developments in literacy and the literate. He maps out “four corners” of English departments: literature, language studies, teacher education, and writing studies. Miller identifies their development with broader changes in the technologies and economies of literacy that have redefined what students write and read, which careers they enter, and how literature represents their experiences and aspirations. Miller locates the origins of college English studies in the colonial transition from a religious to an oratorical conception of literature. A belletristic model of literature emerged in the nineteenth century in response to the spread of the “penny” press and state-mandated schooling. Since literary studies became a common school subject, professors of literature have distanced themselves from teachers of literacy. In the Progressive era, that distinction came to structure scholarly organizations such as the MLA, while NCTE was established to develop more broadly based teacher coalitions. In the twentieth century New Criticism came to provide the operating assumptions for the rise of English departments, until those assumptions became critically overloaded with the crash of majors and jobs that began in 1970s and continues today. For models that will help the discipline respond to such challenges, Miller looks to comprehensive departments of English that value studies of teaching, writing, and language as well as literature. According to Miller, departments in more broadly based institutions have the potential to redress the historical alienation of English departments from their institutional base in work with literacy. Such departments have a potentially quite expansive articulation apparatus. Many are engaged with writing at work in public life, with schools and public agencies, with access issues, and with media, ethnic, and cultural studies. With the privatization of higher education, such pragmatic engagements become vital to sustaining a civic vision of English studies and the humanities generally.

Engagements with Close Reading

Engagements with Close Reading
Author: Annette Federico
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1317634128
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engagements with Close Reading Book Excerpt:

What should we do with a literary work? Is it best to become immersed in a novel or poem, or is our job to objectively dissect it? Should we consult literature as a source of knowledge or wisdom, or keenly interrogate its designs upon us? Do we excavate the text as an historical artifact, or surrender to its aesthetic qualities? Balancing foundational topics with new developments, Engagements with Close Reading offers an accessible introduction to how prominent critics have approached the task of literary reading. This book will help students learn different methods for close reading perform a close analysis of an unfamiliar text articulate meaningful responses Beginning with the New Critics and recent argument for a return to formalism, the book tracks the reactions of reader-response critics and phenomenologists, and concludes with ethical criticism’s claim for the value of literary reading to our moral lives. Rich in literary examples, most reprinted in full, each chapter models practical ways for students to debate the pros and cons of objective and subjective criticism. In the final chapter, five distinguished critics shed light on the pleasures and difficulties of close reading in their engagements with poetry and fiction. In the wake of cultural studies and historicism, Engagements with Close Reading encourages us to bring our eyes back to the words on the page, inviting students and instructors to puzzle out the motives, high stakes, limitations, and rewards of the literary encounter under the pressure of this beleaguered and persistent methodology.

J Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading

J  Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading
Author: Eamonn Dunne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-05-06
ISBN: 1441107142
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading Book Excerpt:

J. Hillis Miller is undoubtedly one of the most important literary critics of the past century. For well over five decades his work has been at the forefront of theoretical and philosophical thinking and writing. From his earliest work with Georges Poulet and the so-called Geneva School, which introduced a generation of North American critics to the concept of a phenomenological literary hermeneutic, to a deconstructive rhetorical philology and an ethically motivated textual analysis, Miller's readings have not only reflected major movements in literary theory, they have also created them.Surprisingly, Eamonn Dunne's J. Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading is the first book devoted exclusively to examining Miller's work. Dunne argues that an appreciation of Miller is crucial to an informed understanding about the radical changes occurring in critical thinking in the humanities in recent years. This book, the first of its kind, will be a vital and enabling avenue for further research into J. Hillis Miller's exemplary and prolific output.

Pedagogy is Politics

Pedagogy is Politics
Author: Maria-Regina Kecht
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780252062018
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedagogy is Politics Book Excerpt:

The authors of these twelve provocative essays believe the foremost purpose of education is to teach students how to think critically. Teachers, they assert, should enable students to read the world as a text and thus should encourage an inquisitive approach to the world around them, broadening the students' understanding of themselves and other, preparing them to recognize dominant interests and socializing ideologies, and providing them with language to articulate critical findings.

The Reception of Aristotle s Poetics in the Italian Renaissance and Beyond

The Reception of Aristotle   s Poetics in the Italian Renaissance and Beyond
Author: Bryan Brazeau
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 1350078948
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reception of Aristotle s Poetics in the Italian Renaissance and Beyond Book Excerpt:

Using new and cutting-edge perspectives, this book explores literary criticism and the reception of Aristotle's Poetics in early modern Italy. Written by leading international scholars, the chapters examine the current state of the field and set out new directions for future study. The reception of classical texts of literary criticism, such as Horace's Ars Poetica, Longinus's On the Sublime, and most importantly, Aristotle's Poetics was a crucial part of the intellectual culture of Renaissance Italy. Revisiting the translations, commentaries, lectures, and polemic treatises produced, the contributors apply new interdisciplinary methods from book history, translation studies, history of the emotions and classical reception to them. Placing several early modern Italian poetic texts in dialogue with twentieth-century literary theory for the first time, The Reception of Aristotle's Poetics in the Italian Renaissance and Beyond models contemporary practice and maps out avenues for future study.

ADFL Bulletin

ADFL Bulletin
Author: Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language and languages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education
Author: Rosa Castro Feinberg
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 1576071251
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bilingual Education Book Excerpt:

Provides an introduction to bilingual education, covering such issues as its evolution in the United States and relation to educational and civil rights reform, and comparing international bilingual education programs.

Everyone Can Write

Everyone Can Write
Author: Peter Elbow
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2000-01-27
ISBN: 0195355873
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyone Can Write Book Excerpt:

With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.

Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism
Author: Joseph North
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN: 0674978536
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Criticism Book Excerpt:

Since the global turn to neoliberalism in the 1970s, movements in literary studies have been diagnostic rather than interventionist: scholars have developed techniques for analyzing culture but have retreated from attempts to transform it. For Joseph North, a genuinely interventionist criticism is a central task facing scholars on the Left today.

Defining Digital Humanities

Defining Digital Humanities
Author: Melissa Terras,Julianne Nyhan,Edward Vanhoutte
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 1317153588
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defining Digital Humanities Book Excerpt:

Digital Humanities is becoming an increasingly popular focus of academic endeavour. There are now hundreds of Digital Humanities centres worldwide and the subject is taught at both postgraduate and undergraduate level. Yet the term ’Digital Humanities’ is much debated. This reader brings together, for the first time, in one core volume the essential readings that have emerged in Digital Humanities. We provide a historical overview of how the term ’Humanities Computing’ developed into the term ’Digital Humanities’, and highlight core readings which explore the meaning, scope, and implementation of the field. To contextualize and frame each included reading, the editors and authors provide a commentary on the original piece. There is also an annotated bibliography of other material not included in the text to provide an essential list of reading in the discipline. This text will be required reading for scholars and students who want to discover the history of Digital Humanities through its core writings, and for those who wish to understand the many possibilities that exist when trying to define Digital Humanities.

The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism

The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism
Author: Evelyn Gajowski
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1350093238
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism Book Excerpt:

The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on critical approaches to Shakespeare by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on 20 specific critical practices, each grounded in analysis of a Shakespeare play. These practices range from foundational approaches including character studies, close reading and genre studies, through those that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s that challenged the preconceptions on which traditional liberal humanism is based, including feminism, cultural materialism and new historicism. Perspectives drawn from postcolonial, queer studies and critical race studies, besides more recent critical practices including presentism, ecofeminism and cognitive ethology all receive detailed treatment. In addition to its coverage of distinct critical approaches, the handbook contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A–Z glossary of key terms and concepts, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field and a substantial annotated bibliography.

Born Translated

Born Translated
Author: Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN: 0231539452
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born Translated Book Excerpt:

As a growing number of contemporary novelists write for publication in multiple languages, the genre's form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather than as an afterthought. These strategies challenge the global dominance of English, complicate "native" readership, and protect creative works against misinterpretation as they circulate. They have also given rise to a new form of writing that confounds traditional models of literary history and political community. Born Translated builds a much-needed framework for understanding translation's effect on fictional works, as well as digital art, avant-garde magazines, literary anthologies, and visual media. Artists and novelists discussed include J. M. Coetzee, Junot Díaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jamaica Kincaid, Ben Lerner, China Miéville, David Mitchell, Walter Mosley, Caryl Phillips, Adam Thirlwell, Amy Waldman, and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. The book understands that contemporary literature begins at once in many places, engaging in a new type of social embeddedness and political solidarity. It recasts literary history as a series of convergences and departures and, by elevating the status of "born-translated" works, redefines common conceptions of author, reader, and nation.

Reorientations

Reorientations
Author: Bruce Henricksen,Thaïs E. Morgan,Thais Morgan
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780252061097
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shakespeare and the Digital World

Shakespeare and the Digital World
Author: Christie Carson,Peter Kirwan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN: 1107064368
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and the Digital World Book Excerpt:

This collection brings the broad discussion about digital humanities into focus through Shakespeare in research, teaching, publishing and performance.

Profession 2012

Profession 2012
Author: Rosemary G. Feal
Publsiher: Modern Language Association
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 1603291598
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profession 2012 Book Excerpt:

This issue of Profession contains Russell A. Berman's introduction to his Presidential Forum, Language, Literature, Learning, held at the 2012 MLA convention, and the essays of the forum participants Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Christopher Freeburg, Jack Halberstam, B. Venkat Mani, and Imani Perry. To mark the journal's thirty-fifth anniversary, the issue also features a retrospective sampling of articles that illustrate the evolution of the profession and of the professional issues the journal has addressed since its inception in 1977. The retrospective section includes articles by Leon Anderson; Wayne C. Booth; Heidi Byrnes; James A. Castañeda; Erik D. Curren; Reed Way Dasenbrock; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Gerald Graff; John Guillory; Carolyn G. Heilbrun; Mara Holt; Dorothy James; Claire J. Kramsch; George Levine; Philip Lewis; Alan Liu; Helene Moglen; Christopher Newfield; Mary Louise Pratt; Judith Ryan; Jack H. Schuster; and Domna C. Stanton.