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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791446794

ISBN-13: 9780791446799

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores how shifts in the job market and changes in university culture and administration have influenced the "post-theory" generation of literary critics.

This book explores how recent changes in university culture and administration have affected and will continue to affect the “next generation” of literary critics. How have these recent

…  See more details below

Overview

Explores how shifts in the job market and changes in university culture and administration have influenced the "post-theory" generation of literary critics.

This book explores how recent changes in university culture and administration have affected and will continue to affect the “next generation” of literary critics. How have these recent shifts in material conditions inflected the criticism, sense of the profession, and modes of scholarship of this next generation? If the sixties produced “Theory,” then what have the eighties and nineties produced? How has the corporatization of the academy affected hiring practices, and how will it shape the careers of those hired? What will be the impact of computers, the internet, and the various proposed “virtual” universities? In addressing these and other questions, the book marks a profound moment of institutional crisis, and will serve as a resource to all who are concerned with the future direction of literary studies and of higher education in general.

Contributors include Crystal Bartolovich, Michael Berube, Jeffrey R. Di Leo, David Galef, Gerald Graff, Susan Johnston, Neil Larsen, Sharon O'Dair, Barbara Riebling, Jesse Swan, and Jeffrey Williams.

Read More

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 Practice
Peter C. Herman

1. The Posttheory Generation
Jeffrey Williams

2. Stars, Tenure, and the Death of Ambition
Sharon O'Dair

3. Phantom Narratives: Travel, Jobs, and the Next Generation
Terry Caesar

4. To Boldly Go Where No MLA Has Gone Before
Crystal Bartolovich

5. “It's a Beastly Rough Crowd I Run With”: Theory and the “New University”
Kali Tal

6. Breaking the Monopoly: The Next Generation and the Corporate Academy
Jesse G. Swan

7. New Technology and the Dilemmas of the Posttheory Generation: On the Use and Abuse of Computer and Information Technology in Higher Education Today
Jeffrey R. Di Leo

8. Theory after the “Theorists”?
Neil Larsen

9. Words, Words, Words
David Galef

10. Contextualizing Contexts: Cultural Studies, Theory, and the Profession—Past and Future
Barbara Riebling

11. After the Deluge: Rethinking Ethical Interpretive Claims
Susan Johnston

12. A Conversation with Gerald Graff
Peter C. Herman

13. Epilogue: Bringing You the Best Mix of Yesterday and Today
Michael Bérubé

Notes on Contributors

Index

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >