Criticism in the University


Fourteen essays on the state of contemporary literary criticism.
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Fourteen essays on the state of contemporary literary criticism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810106703
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1985
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 234

Meet the Author

Gerald Graff is a Professor of English and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 President of the Modern Language Association of America.
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Table of Contents

Gerald Graff and Reginald Gibbons

I—General Perspectives and Historical Insights

Academic Criticism and Contemporary Literature
Reginald Gibbons

Accidental Institution: On the Origin of Modern Language Study
Wallace Douglas

The University and the Prevention of Culture
Gerlad Graff

II—Marxism, Feminism, Theory

English in America Reconsidered: Theory, Criticism, Marxism, and Social Change
William E. Cain

On Behalf of Theory
Frank Lentricchia

Feminist Criticism in the University: An Interview with Sandra M. Gilbert
Gerald Graff
Criticism and the State (Political and Otherwise) of the Americas
Gene H. Bell-Villada

III—Inside and Outside the Industry

Journalism and Criticism
Morris Dickstein

The Two Worlds of Cultural Criticism
Mark Krupnick

Criticism and the Academy
Donald Davie

The Political Economy of Criticism
Patrick Colm Hogan

IV—Pedagogy and Polemics

Back to History
E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

English Studies, Now and Then

The Loss of the University
Wendell Berry


Reply to Frank Lentricchia's "On Behalf of Theory"
William E. Cain

Historical Realities
Timothy Bahti

Short Response to Timothy Bahti
E.D. Hirsch, Jr

Short Reply to E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Timothy Bahti


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