2nd Edition

Interdisciplinarity





ISBN 9780415560078
Published February 4, 2010 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

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:

  • the rise of the disciplines
  • interdisciplinary English
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • 'theory' and the disciplines
  • texts and histories
  • literature and science, space and nature.

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Biography

Joe Moran is Reader in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. His books include Reading the Everyday (2005) and On Roads: A Hidden History (2009), and he is also a regular contributor to the New Statesman, the Guardian and the Financial Times.