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The Critical Enterprise
English Studies in Higher Education

ISBN 9781138317611
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

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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