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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791446808

ISBN-13: 9780791446805

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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

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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:
9780791446805
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.56(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

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