The Global Future of English Studies (Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos)

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NOOK Book. James F. In this informative study, James English brings a much-needed sociological perspective to current debates on the state of literary studies. Embracing a global viewpoint and offering some eye-opening statistics, he persuasively shows why the future of English literature is far healthier and more hopeful than its doomsayers have predicted.

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Witty, learned, analytically rigorous, and cosmopolitan in its reach, this is the most important account of the state of the discipline currently available. So I would seek out foreign response to our native geniuses , say a Nietsche on Emerson, as well as thegeneral reactions of twentieth century immigrants to America. We should be future oriented, eager to learn how the rests of the world are responding to our ideas and actions about their different cultures-- say, Iran, Iraq.

Afghanistan, Palestine, the Arab Spring.

How many Americans would flinch at my conviction that Canada is more civilized than most Americans, judging by how we react to our differences with them. How terminally adolescent is the widespread fantasy that we are the greatest country in the present world, perhaps in the whole global history.

The Global Future of English Studies by James F. English

The content of our curriculum can vary from state to state, city to city, neighborhood to neighborhood, family to family. Education begins at home—and should never end there To prepare American Literature professors to oversee such an ecumenical curriculum, they must be taught to handle the future more creatively.

Why Did English Become the International Language?

Siemens trains promising high school graduates for three years at full pay and a promise of a job—to replace new retirees. Too much is made in America of college educations. Too many of those I observed for thirty years are a waste of time and talent.

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The Siemens man reminded the audience that apprentice and blue collar were not always a sneerable category. Better a proud working class than frustrated one. False prestige squabbles has crippled many Americans. To achieve such pervasive meliorism, doctoral candidates must know more about the disciplines that surround their own.

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That is why Harvard celebrated its tercentennial in with an interdisciplinary doctorate. Most of the rest of the world is passing through such development now. The multidisciplinary study of culture within the history of the humanities documents and reflects the mobility and migration of its concepts and methods, moving and translating between disciplines, research traditions, historical periods, academic institutions, and the public sphere.

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Kippenberg , Birgit Mersmann. Transnational Interpolations of the Humanities.