Futures for English Studies

Through explorations of changing foci in a variety of contexts, the book examines the value and purpose of teaching and researching English language, literature and creative writing in the twenty-first century, both within Anglophone ...

Author: Ann Hewings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137431806

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Futures for English Studies brings together chapters by leading writers across the curriculum area of English to investigate how the component parts of English (literature, language, and creative writing) are located institutionally in higher education and to explore the interdisciplinary prospects of a subject which spans the humanities and social sciences. Through explorations of changing foci in a variety of contexts, the book examines the value and purpose of teaching and researching English language, literature and creative writing in the twenty-first century, both within Anglophone countries and the wider world. The contributors, all practicing educators and researchers in the field, bring a wide range of perspectives to the theme of the development of the discipline, and illustrate that the strengths of English Studies as an academic subject lie not only in its traditional breadth and depth, but also in a readiness to adapt, experiment, and engage with other subjects.

The Global Future of English Studies

This does not at all mean that the novel should drop away from courses on adaptation, only that English studies should be capable of doing more in such a ...

Author: James F. English

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470654941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The Global Future of English Studiespresents a succinct, carefully documented assessment of the current state and future trajectory of English studies around the world. Compiles data on student enrollments, faculty hiring, and financing in English studies around the world including China, home to more English majors than the U.S. and U.K. combined Rejects prevailing narratives of contraction and decline that dominate histories of the discipline Stresses English studies' expansion within a rapidly expanding global academic apparatus, and the new challenges and opportunities such sudden and dispersive growth presents Essential reading for anyone interested in studying or teaching English in higher education

English Studies The State of the Discipline Past Present and Future

In closing, Wood points to some possible futures for English Studies in a deeper examination of the metaphors and myths that shape our culture, ...

Author: N. Gildea

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137478054

Category: Education

Page: 130

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An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.

Engaging with Work in English Studies

Futures for English studies: Teaching language, literature and creative writing in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan. Hewings, A., & Seargeant, P. (2016) ...

Author: Alastair Henry

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030697204



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Philology and Global English Studies

... 156 From Philology to English Studies (Momma) 10, 82–3, 123–4, 128 From These Roots (Colum) 165–6 Furnivall, Fredrick James 82 Future of Literary Theory ...

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137537836

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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This book retraces the formation of modern English Studies by departing from philological scholarship along two lines: in terms of institutional histories and in terms of the separation of literary criticism and linguistics.

Transforming English Studies

Whereas the previous engagements with the future of English studies placed writing at the centers of such futures, the contributors to Beyond English, ...

Author: Lori Ostergaard

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350991

Category: Education

Page: 280

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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.

Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Education

James English's The Global Future of English Studies tackles the crisis narrative by analysing empirical data in the US, Europe, Australia, and China among ...

Author: Suman Gupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317638179

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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This book examines the status of English Studies in India, aspirations pinned on the subject by students, teachers, policy-makers and society in general, and how these are addressed at the higher education level. It presents analytical background discussions of the history and policy environment, and offers open-ended, multi-faceted and multi-vocal accounts of particular aspects of contemporary Indian English Studies, including curriculum, pedagogy, research, employment, relation to Indian vernaculars and translation studies. Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Education is an invaluable source for anyone interested in: The relevant histories and higher education policies Professional concerns, including employment, management, teaching and scholarly practices, and negotiations in terms of socio-cultural life Student attitudes, experiences and aspirations Management ethos and academic work in a comparative perspective, informed by the situation and debates in the United Kingdom and United States of America The context of global English Studies and globalization The book will be of primary interest to academic readers such as students, teachers and researchers in English Studies in India, Britain and wherever the discipline is pursued at higher education level Suman Gupta is Professor and Chair in Literature and Cultural History at The Open University. Richard Allen is Professor Emeritus at the Department of English at The Open University. Subarno Chattarji is Associate Professor at the Department of English, University of Delhi. Supriya Chaudhuri is Professor Emeritus at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

The Future of English in Asia

This collection is unique in bringing together key thinkers on language and literature to discuss the future of English in Asia.

Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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This collection is unique in bringing together key thinkers on language and literature to discuss the future of English in Asia. Many of the contributors are themselves responsible for important sub-genres in English linguistics and literary studies and this collection gives them the opportunity to respond to each other directly. The different chapters also respond to different contemporary debates and emerging trends and discourses that are hugely important for the future of English language teaching in schools across Asia. This volume is also ground-breaking in bringing English literary studies and Applied English Linguistics together in the contemporary Asian context. The Future of English in Asia includes studies on the following subject areas: Cultural Translation in World Englishes, Multilingual Education, English Futures and the function of Literature, English Literary Studies in Japan, and English and Social Media in Asia. Well into this century, it appears that it is still very difficult to know what to expect when it comes to the future of English. The future of English will continue to be determined by complex local contexts. As it has in other parts of the world, the future of English in Asia will continue to rely on the proliferation of its transformations as much as its hegemonic status. This volume reflects the widespread acknowledgement that whatever future English has will inevitably be shaped by its fate in Asia. The collection will be a welcome resource for scholars and students of English linguistics, English literary studies, and topics related to the teaching of English in Asia.

The English Studies Book

Brisk and stimulating places to start are: G. Kress Writing the Future: English and the Making of a Culture of Innovation 1995; P. Widdowson 'W(h)ither ...

Author: Rob Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134795451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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The English Studies Book is uniquely designed to support students and teachers working across the full range of language, literature and culture. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, it has rapidly established itself as a core text on a wide variety of degree programmes nationally and internationally. Revised and updated throughout, features of the second edition include: * a new prologue addressing changes and challenges in English Studies * substantial entries on over 100 key critical and theoretical terms, from 'absence' and 'author' to 'text' and 'versification' - with new entries on 'creative writing', 'travel writing' and 'translation' * practical introductions to all the major theoretical approaches, with new sections on aesthetics, ethics, ecology and sexuality * a rich anthology of literary and related texts from Anglo-Saxon to Afro-Caribbean, with fresh selections representing the sonnet, haiku, slave narratives and science fiction, and with additional texts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Darwin, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan and others * handy frameworks and checklists for close reading, research, essay writing and other textual activities, including use of the Internet.

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies

English, J. (2012) The Global Futures of English Studies. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. Fairclough, N. (1989) Language and Power. London: Longman.

Author: Philip Seargeant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351001700

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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The Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies provides a comprehensive overview of English Language Studies. The book takes a three-pronged approach to examine what constitutes the phenomenon of the English language; why and in what contexts it is an important subject to study; and what the chief methodologies are that are used to study it. In 30 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, this Handbook covers and critically examines: English Language Studies as a discipline that is changing and evolving in response to local and global pressures; definitions of English, including world Englishes, contact Englishes, and historical and colonial perspectives; the relevance of English in areas such as teaching, politics and the media; analysis of English situated in wider linguistics contexts, including psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and linguistic ethnography. The Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies is essential reading for researchers and students working in fields related to the teaching and study of the English language in any context.

Futures for English

In attempting to understand the processes of - and the cultural resistance to - social and ideological control , they have produced important studies of ...

Author: Colin MacCabe

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719026008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Introducing English Studies

Choosing English prepares students not only for the world of work but also for their futures as lifelong learners and engaged citizens. English Studies ...

Author: Tonya Krouse

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350055421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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From literary studies to digital humanities, Introducing English Studies is a complete introduction to the many fields and sub-disciplines of English studies for majors starting out in the subject for the first time. The book covers topics including: · history of English language and linguistics · literature and literary criticism · cinema and new media Studies · composition and rhetoric · creative and professional writing · critical theory · digital humanities The book is organized around the central questions of the field and includes case studies demonstrating how assignments might be approached, as well as annotated guides to further reading to support more in-depth study. A glossary of key critical terms helps readers locate essential definitions quickly when studying and writing and revising essays. A supporting companion website also offers sample assignments and activities, examples of student writing, career guidance and weblinks.

The Futures of American Studies

Professor of English Comparative Literature and African-American Literature Donald E Pease Professor ... Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies.

Author: Professor of English Comparative Literature and African-American Literature Donald E Pease

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822329654

Category: Education

Page: 619

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DIVA state of the art portrait of the field of American studies--its interests and methodologies, its interactions with the social and cultural movements it describes and attempts to explain, and a compendium of likely directions the field will take in the f/div

English Studies culture Studies

Cultural studies is properly an enterprise in which people can explore their race ... and with encouraging certain possible futures rather than others .

Author: Isaiah Smithson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252063988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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The phrase 'English studies/culture studies' denotes a shift from the New Critical concept of the text and the reader--separable from each other and from their culture--to an affirmation that texts, writers, readers, and culture are intertwined. Teachers working within culture studies accept that they are working with multiple, expanding canons and with students who are increasingly aware of diverse ethnic heritages. Marxism, feminism, and cultural critique are major influences: so are ethnic studies programs and the British cultural studies movement.

On Post Colonial Futures

Post-colonial cultural studies Criticism throughout the English-speaking world was affected both by the culturalist rationale of English studies, ...

Author: Bill Ashcroft

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826452269

Category: History

Page: 170

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Proposes a radical view of the influence that colonised societies have had on their former colonisers. In this work, Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of post-colonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. Author from UNSW.


Chapter 1 See Peter Widdowson, `The Crisis in English Studies', in Re-reading ... 1987), 1±9; Colin MacCabe, `Broken English', in Futures for English, ed.

Author: Kiernan Ryan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781403913579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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First published in 1989, this 3rd edition, a critical study of Shakespeare, has been revised, updated and expanded with new material, so it is twice the size of the first edition. The section on Shakespearean comedy now includes an essay on Shakespeare's first scintillating experiment in the genre, The Comedy of Errors, and a study of his most perplexing problem play, Measure for Measure.; A new last chapter, ' Dreaming on things to come - Shakespeare and the Future of Criticism, reveals how much modern criticism can learn from the appropriation of Shakespeare by Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce

Visual Futures

The contribution of children's literature studies. In A. Hewings, L. Prescott, & P. Seargeant (Eds.), Future for English studies: Teaching language, ...

Author: Tracey Bowen

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789384482

Category: Art


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In our everyday lives, we navigate across a vast sea of visual imagery. Yet, we rarely consider in any systematic way, how or why we derive meaning from this sea of the visual. Nor do we typically contemplate the impact that it has on our motivations and actions as individuals and collectives. The book proposed here is a collection of thoughtful and incisive examinations of the ways in which we interact and engage with the visual elements of our environments. This edited collection is an outgrowth of an interdisciplinary gathering of academics and practitioners who met in May, 2018 at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto for the inaugural “Visual Futures Think Tank.” The organizers of the event asked participants to ruminate on two central questions: 1) how are visuality and the visual provoking a new kind of encounter or cultural exchange; and 2) what are the relationships, intersections and collisions between visuality and/or visual practices and one (or a combination) of the following: embodiment, spatial literacy, emerging languages, historical reflection educative practices, civic development, and social development. The resulting collection brings into conversation perspectives from biology, film, drawing, urban graffiti, architecture, visual literacy, critical pedagogy and education, in order to innovatively challenge current perspectives, norms, and practices.

Project Based Learning in Second Language Acquisition

Futures for English Studies: Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education, edited by Ann Hewings, et al. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 ...

Author: Adrian Gras-Velazquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429854712

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book showcases pedagogical tools for learning languages through interdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL). Chapters demonstrate a diverse range of PBL activities that help students build communities of practice within classroom settings, and across local and global communities. Too often, learning a language can become a static endeavor, confined to a classroom and a singular discipline. But language is dynamic and fluid no matter the setting in which learning takes place. In acknowledging this, this volume explores how PBL and community-engagement pedagogies serve to combine learning goals and community service in ways that enhance student growth and facilitate second language development in an interdisciplinary, multilingual, and multicultural higher education learning environment. Chapters touch on activities and approaches including spoken-word poetry, environmental projects, social activism, study abroad, and in-service learning. This book will be of interest to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of language education, second language acquisition, higher education, and comparative and international education.