Mapping Fields of Study: The Cultural and Institutional Space of English Studies



Mapping Fields of Study: The Cultural and Institutional Space of English Studies


Édité par Richard Somerset, Matthew Smith



This is a contextualising study of the initial framing and subsequent shaping of 'English Literature' as an academic discipline and value-system. Normally studied in self-contained terms, the goal here is to place both the origins and the current identity of English Literature in broader thematic, institutional, national and disciplinary contexts, and so to explore the discipline’s capacity to continue to occupy a defining place at the heart of the Humanities. The study is divided into three parts. The first covers the inaugural period at the end of the nineteenth century, and the networks of educational influence that gave shape to the discipline as a course of university study. The second part extends a similar questioning of origins to other distinctive national contexts: South Africa, India, and the United States. The final part is located in the present moment and questions the evolving shape of the Humanities, and role of English Studies within this family of disciplines. No simple prescriptions are offered as to future pathways, the goal being of an evaluative rather than a prescriptive nature. It is our hope that the study will give density to our understanding of the discipline’s complex and changing identity by situating it in three-dimensional context, combining disciplinary breadth with chronological depth.

Titre Mapping Fields of Study: The Cultural and Institutional Space of English Studies
Édition Première édition
ISSN 19554583
Langues anglais, français
Éditeur Presses universitaires de Nancy - Editions Universitaires de Lorraine
BISAC Classifications thématiques SOC000000 SOCIAL SCIENCE
LIT004120 LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
BIC Classifications thématiques JFC Cultural studies
Dewey (abrégé) 820 English & Old English literatures
300 Social sciences
Public visé 05 Enseignement supérieur
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 ) 3081 Sciences sociales
4033 Langues étrangères
Date de première publication du titre 16 mai 2019
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Classification thématique Thema: J
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 354 p.
ISBN-10 2814305328
ISBN-13 9782814305328
Référence 123224-47
Date de publication 16 mai 2019
Contenu du produit Text (eye-readable)
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 354
Format 16 x 24 x 2 cm
Poids 573 gr
Prix 18,00 €
 
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