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The humanities "crisis" and the future of literary studies

Author: Paul Jay
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Humanities 'Crisis' and the Future of Literary Studies explores the idea that the humanities seem to be in a perpetual state of crisis. Students and parents worry they serve no practical purpose, while many who do endorse their cultural value complain an over-professionalized faculty preoccupied with esoteric theories and political agendas has left them compromised. Jay argues both concerns are misplaced. He
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Jay
ISBN: 9781137403308 1137403306 1137398035 9781137398031
OCLC Number: 873726216
Description: ix, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Humanities Crisis Then and Now --
2. Professionalism and Its Discontents --
3. Humanism, the Humanities, and Political Correctness --
4. Getting to the Core of the Humanities, or Who's Afraid of Gloria Anzaldúa? --
5. Aesthetics, Close Reading, Theory, and the Future of Literary Studies --
6. The Humanities and the Public Sphere in the Age of the Internet.
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