Interdisciplinarity covers one of the most important changes in attitude and methodology in the history of the university.
Taking the study of English as its main example, this fully updated second edition examines the ways in which we have organized knowledge into disciplines, and are now reorganizing it into new configurations as existing structures come to seem restrictive. Joe Moran traces the history and use of the term ‘interdisciplinarity’, tackling such vital topics as:
Including an updated further reading section and new concluding chapter, Interdisciplinarity is the ideal entry point into one of today's most heated critical debates.
Preface to the Second Edition Introduction 1. Interdisciplinary English 2. Literature into Culture 3. Theory and the Disciplines 4. Texts in History 5. Science, Space and Nature Conclusion: Interdisciplinarity today
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.