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The Critical Enterprise

English Studies in Higher Education, 1st Edition

By Raymond Cowell


152 pages

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Originally published in 1975, The Critical Enterprise looks at how the expansion and diversification of English Studies was shaping and was shaped by the Higher Education curriculum. The book looks at how students of sixth forms, colleges, polytechnics and universities alike found an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and how this opened new ways of studying new subjects. The book defines the unique academic elements which make English Studies a unique academic experience as well as an essential ingredient of most interdisciplinary courses.

Table of Contents



Part I: Simple Principles

1. The Experience of English Studies: The Word and the World

2. The Language of English Studies

3. English Studies and the Curriculum of Higher Education

Part II: Complete Embodiments and Miscellaneous Forms

4. Criticism and Creativity

5. Poetry

6. The Novel: Malamud’s The Assistant and Golding’s The Spire

7. Drama: Coriolanus, The Wild Duck, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead



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About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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