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Author : Peter Brooks
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2014-03-01
Page : 172
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 082325707X
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This book tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading that underlie it, represent something that the humanities need to bring to other fields: to professional training and to public life. What leverage does reading, of the attentive sort practiced in the interpretive humanities, give you on life? Does such reading represent or produce an ethics? The question was posed for many in the humanities by the “Torture Memos” released by the Justice Department a few years ago, presenting arguments that justified the use of torture by the U.S. government with the most twisted, ingenious, perverse, and unethical interpretation of legal texts. No one trained in the rigorous analysis of poetry could possibly engage in such bad-faith interpretation without professional conscience intervening to say: This is not possible. Teaching the humanities appears to many to be an increasingly disempowered profession—and status—within American culture. Yet training in the ability to read critically the messages with which society, politics, and culture bombard us may be more necessary than ever in a world in which the manipulation of minds and hearts is more and more what running the world is all about. This volume brings together a group of distinguished scholars and intellectuals to debate the public role and importance of the humanities. Their exchange suggests that Shelley was not wrong to insist that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind: Cultural change carries everything in its wake. The attentive interpretive reading practiced in the humanities ought to be an export commodity to other fields and to take its place in the public sphere.


Author : Donald Drakeman
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-25
Page : 179
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1137497475
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An entrepreneur and educator highlights the surprising influence of humanities scholarship on biomedical research and civil liberties. This spirited defence urges society to support the humanities to obtain continued guidance for public policy decisions, and challenges scholars to consider how best to fulfil their role in serving the common good.


Author : Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History and Department Chair David A Hollinger
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2006-04-14
Page : 421
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780801883903
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Author : Robert E. Proctor
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1998
Page : 239
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9780253212191
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"Think of this as 'The Thinking Man's Bloom' or 'The Thinking Woman's Closing of the American Mind.' It takes up debates about education and reasons about them, where Bloom often only blasted away.... This is one of the more helpful recent statements of the case for the classics, accompanied by rather venturesome curricular suggestions." —Christian Century "His exciting readable book calls for a return to a study of the classics—and of the Renaissance poets and scholars, like Petrarch, who rediscovered the classics." —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World "... a splendid statement bringing together in a careful and coherent way the prospects for a solid humanities curriculum." —Ernest L. Boyer Ten years ago when this book was first published it was called Education's Great Amnesia: Reconsidering the Humanities from Petrarch to Freud. It is being reissued now in a second edition with a different title for a new generation of readers who cannot have forgotten what they never knew. What are the humanities? Can we agree on a core curriculum of humanistic studies? Robert Proctor answers these questions in a provocative, readable book.


Author : Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2011-03
Page : 245
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0226316998
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The contents of this book cover beneath and beyond the 'crisis in the humanities', between humanity and the homeland, gold mines in Parnassus, melancholy in the midst of abundance, and much more.


Author : David Marc
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 1995-06-01
Page : 192
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9780815603214
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This volume focuses on the relationship between the rise of the multi-media environment-television and electronic media-and the decline of the humanities in academia, the changing role of print literacy, and the disintegration of historical consciousness. David Marc is as mad as hell about some things, and he's not going to take it any longer. He finds that most university humanities programs remain top-heavy with embittered careerists who would rather deny the evidence than admit that, with the rise and popular acceptance of mass media, their most cherished interests, their techniques, and skills have become archaic. New students are treated as if they read and write as often, and for the same purposes, as their counterparts before the rise of the television camera, telephone, and communications satellite. Professors get paid. Students receive diplomas. And yet, humanities courses are the joke of the campus. In analyzing the decline of the humanities on college campuses, Marc covers a wide range of issues, including political correctness, the growing tolerance of academic cheating, and institutionalized grade inflation.


Author : William S. Brockman
Publisher : Digital Library Federation
Release : 2001
Page : 38
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 9781933645148
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Author : Michael Bérubé
Jennifer Ruth
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2015-05-01
Page : 174
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 9781137506108
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This book is a lively, passionate defence of contemporary work in the humanities, and, beyond that, of the university system that makes such work possible. The book's stark accounts of academic labor, and its proposals for reform of the tenure system, are novel, controversial, and timely. Very few people understand what has happened to the humanities, and to higher education more generally, over the past 40 years. In this book, Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth explain why it is worth paying attention to debates about such concepts as universalism and definitions of the human; more audaciously, they also explain why it is important that college professors should have the professional working conditions necessary for them to do their jobs. In a clear, compelling, and sometimes surprising narrative, Bérubé and Ruth show why the deprofessionalization of college teaching matters — and what can be done to reverse it.


Author : National Endowment for the Humanities
Publisher :
Release : 1998
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Category : Federal aid to education
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Author : Zoe Hope Bulaitis
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-29
Page : 255
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 3030378926
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Tracing the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, this open access book provides a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in higher education in England. Value and the Humanities draws upon historical, financial, and critical debates concerning educational and cultural policy. Rather than writing a singular defence of the humanities against economic rationalism, Zoe Hope Bulaitis constructs a nuanced map of the intersections of value in the humanities, encompassing an exploration of policy engagement, scientific discourses, fictional representation, and the humanities in public life. The book articulates a kaleidoscopic range of humanities practices which demonstrate that although recent policy encourages higher education to be entirely motivated by outcomes, fiscal targets, and the acquisition of employability skills, the humanities continue to inspire and aspire beyond these limits. This book is a historically-grounded and theoretically-informed analysis of the value of the humanities within the context of the market.


Author : Alvin B. Kernan
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-07-14
Page : 276
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1400864526
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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.


Author : Rens Bod
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-01
Page : 384
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 0199665214
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Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.


Author : National Endowment for the Humanities
Publisher :
Release : 1989
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Includes appendices.


Author : Commission on the Humanities (1978- )
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1980-01-01
Page : 192
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780520042087
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Examines the present position of the humanities in the educational system and culture of the United States and recommends methods for finding sources of financial support for the humanities


Author : Christopher S. Celenza
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-09-30
Page : 350
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1108833403
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Connecting to issues in the humanities today, this book shows how the Italian Renaissance influenced and changed Early Modern Europe.


Author : Roberts Peder
Lize-Marié van der Watt
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-08-31
Page : 312
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1137545755
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The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.


Author : George Whalley
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1985-06-18
Page : 270
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1349077771
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Author : Willie Van Peer
Jèmeljan Hakemulder
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 2012
Page : 328
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9027233470
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Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop empirical studies.


Author : Peter Levine
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1995-01-01
Page : 279
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780791423271
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This is a critique of Nietzsche's theory of culture that proposes an alternative paradigm allowing a defense of the humanities against such Nietzschians as Leo Strauss and Derrida.


Author : Tim Dean
Ewa Plonowska Ziarek
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2009-08-25
Page : 283
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 0823229211
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This book brings together an international roster of renowned scholars from disciplines including philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, and literary studies to address the conceptual foundations of the humanities and the question of their future. What notions of the future, of the human, and of finitude underlie recurring anxieties about the humanities in our current geopolitical situation? How can we think about the unpredictable and unthought dimensions of praxis implicit in the very notion of futurity? The essays here argue that the uncertainty of the future represents both an opportunity for critical engagement and a matrix for invention. Broadly conceived, the notion of invention, or cultural poiesis, questions the key assumptions and tasks of a whole range of practices in the humanities, beginning with critique, artistic practices, and intellectual inquiry, and ending with technology, emancipatory politics, and ethics. The essays discuss a wide range of key figures (e.g., Deleuze, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Kristeva, Irigaray), problems (e.g., becoming, kinship and the foreign, "disposable populations" within a global political economy, queerness and the death drive, the parapoetic, electronic textuality, invention and accountability, political and social reform in Latin America), disciplines and methodologies (philosophy, art and art history, visuality, political theory, criticism and critique, psychoanalysis, gender analysis, architecture, literature, art). The volume should be required reading for all who feel a deep commitment to the humanities, its practices, and its future.