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Introduction

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter presents the book both as a study of English before English existed as a subject in its own right (comparable with what were known as ‘conjectural histories’ in the 18th ... More


Exploding English: Criticism, Theory, Culture

Bernard Bergonzi

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112617
eISBN:
9780191670817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is going on in English studies? The author of this book, who is both a literary critic and teacher, has published poetry and fiction, and has also been involved in university administration, ... More


Afterword

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There remains much to struggle for, much to be angry about, in the institutions and practices of English studies in post-1994 South Africa. Most urgently, the question of access to the study of ... More


English by Example: F. R. Leavis and the Americanization of Modern England

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

The prominent literary and cultural critic F. R. Leavis sensed, long before the Cold War debates about American hegemony and British decline, how definitions of modern English culture depend upon ... More


English

D. J. Palmer

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Although English Literature was first included among the subjects for the pass examination in 1873, and English Language and Literature was introduced in the special examinations for women in 1881, ... More


Humanism and Racism: 1850–1900

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects first on how the connection between liberal humanism and colonial racism is formulated in the writings of certain key thinkers of the late nineteenth century in Britain and the ... More


Shakespeare and Apartheid: The 1950s

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter extends the dialectical mode of thinking to the opposition of apartheid and William Shakespeare in 1950s South Africa, arguing that here too those mediating the relation between these ... More


Introduction

David Johnson

in Shakespeare and South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183150
eISBN:
9780191673955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183150.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The range and variety of English studies in contemporary South Africa can best be conveyed by juxtaposing two very different versions of Shakespeare encountered by the author in 1989. The first ... More


Bitterness in the Early Eighties

Bernard Bergonzi

in Exploding English: Criticism, Theory, Culture

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112617
eISBN:
9780191670817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses several arguments made in the 1980s about the state of English studies. It is shown that these arguments, which became unusually angry and peculiarly public, are full of human ... More


States of Fantasy

Jacqueline Rose

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183273
eISBN:
9780191673993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183273.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book is a contribution to the current controversy over the limits of English Studies. Arguing for an expansion of the new boundaries of ‘English’, and for the importance of psychoanalysis to the ... More


Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Shalini Advani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book examines English studies in the school curriculum in India and, using this as a lens, explores the shifts in the construction of nationalism, modernity, and identity in independent India. ... More


The Two Cultures of English: Literature, Composition, and the Moment of Rhetoric

Jason Maxwell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282463
eISBN:
9780823286317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Two Cultures of English examines the academic discipline of English in the final decades of the twentieth century and the first years of the new millennium. During this period, longstanding ... More


Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Gauri Viswanathan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A work in postcolonial studies, this text describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and illuminates the discipline's transcontinental movements and derivations, ... More


Introduction

Jason Maxwell

in The Two Cultures of English: Literature, Composition, and the Moment of Rhetoric

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282463
eISBN:
9780823286317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282463.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction provides an overview of the longstanding division within the discipline of English between literary studies and composition studies. It briefly examines the writings of critics, most ... More


Introduction

Gauri Viswanathan

in Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's aim which is to demonstrate that the discipline of English in India emerged in an age of colonialism, and to argue that no serious account of its ... More


Old English Literature: Critical Essays

R. M. Liuzza (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Recognizing the dramatic changes in Old English studies over the past generation, this anthology gathers twenty-one outstanding contemporary critical writings on the prose and poetry of Anglo-Saxon ... More


Introduction

SHALINI ADVANI

in Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine English studies in the school curriculum in India, and use this as a lens to explore the shifts in the construction of ... More


Using Texts An Ethnography of the English Classroom

SHALINI ADVANI

in Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The world of textbooks cannot be understood without an examination of how they are used as a teaching and learning resource, the language base of students to whom they are taught, the pedagogic ... More


Loving Literature: A Cultural History

Deidre Shauna Lynch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183701
eISBN:
9780226183848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226183848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Britain between the mid-eighteenth and the mid-nineteenth centuries, the term literature, once a term for erudition and study in general, gradually took on its familiar, modern meaning and came to ... More


Becoming ‘True’ Indians: Language, History, Modernity

SHALINI ADVANI

in Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter demonstrates that no language bears a permanent essence, remains an unchanging signifier. English is no longer seen as a marker of Englishness, a symbolic capital which only some — the ... More


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