Day Late, Dollar Short: The Next Generation and the New Academy

Day Late, Dollar Short: The Next Generation and the New Academy

by Peter C. Herman
     
 

Explores how recent changes in university culture and administration have affected and will continue to affect the next generation of literary critics. Looks at how recent shifts in material conditions have inflected criticism, the sense of the profession, and modes of scholarship, and examines how corporatization of the academy has affected hiring practices. Also… See more details below

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Explores how recent changes in university culture and administration have affected and will continue to affect the next generation of literary critics. Looks at how recent shifts in material conditions have inflected criticism, the sense of the profession, and modes of scholarship, and examines how corporatization of the academy has affected hiring practices. Also discusses the impact of computers, the Internet, and various proposed "virtual" universities. Herman is associate professor of English at San Diego State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791446799
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: '60s Theory/'90s Practice1
1The Posttheory Generation25
2Stars, Tenure, and the Death of Ambition45
3Phantom Narratives: Travel, Jobs, and the Next Generation63
4To Boldly Go Where No MLA Has Gone Before77
5"It's a Beastly Rough Crowd I Run With": Theory and the "New University"95
6Breaking the Monopoly: The Next Generation and the Corporate Academy113
7New Technology and the Dilemmas of the Posttheory Generation: On the Use and Abuse of Computer and Information Technology in Higher Education Today129
8Theory after the "Theorists"?149
9Words, Words, Words161
10Contextualizing Contexts: Cultural Studies, Theory, and the Profession - Past and Future175
11After the Deluge: Rethinking Ethical Interpretive Claims199
12A Conversation with Gerald Graff211
13Epilogue: Bringing You the Best Mix of Yesterday and Today221
Notes on Contributors225
Index229

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