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Overview

"English"-- not the language, but the activity that takes place in English departments at American universities--has long ceased to be anything resembling a single discipline, if in fact it ever was. It is a collection of disparate activities with multiple objects of inquiry, vaguely articulated methodologies, and diverse notions of proof.

With new essays by Gerald Graff, Paul Lauter, Louie Crew, George Garrett, Thomas Dabbs, Walter L. Reed, Phyllis Frus, Stanley Corkin, Tilly Warnock, and Stanley Fish, this volume does not attempt to define the discipline. Instead, as Graff observes in the opening chapter, it enacts it, sometimes with a passion verging on violence, each essayist defending interests that are threatened by the others. It is English as theater. The essays can be read in any order; the arguments among them will out. The conflicts rage on even after the curtain falls. But the issues are clarified: What's at stake, not just for English but for society at large, is the tenuous boundary between conversation and chaos.

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"English as a Discipline records, examines, and illuminates a moment in our professional history. . . . Taken together, the articles included make a valuable contribution to current debates energizing English Studies."
—James F. Slevin, Georgetown University

"Lucid, reasonable, and user-friendly. Raymond gathers together significant and relatively diverse positions, all of them expounded with energy, wit, and diplomacy, into a sort of model conversation."
—Bruce Robbins, Rutgers University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817308209
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Play's the Thing: English as Theater 1
Is There a Conversation in This Curriculum? or, Coherence without Disciplinarity 11
Teach/Discipline 29
Back to the Future 44
Boiled Grass and the Broth of Shoes: Some Academic Anecdotes 62
Shakespeare and the Department of English 82
Canonization and Its Discontents: Lessons from the Bible 99
The More Things Change: Canon Revision and the Case of Willa Cather 119
Making Do, Making Believe, and Making Sense: Burkean Magic and the Essence of English Departments 143
Them We Burn: Violence and Conviction in the English Department 160
Afterthoughts 175
Afterthoughts 178
Afterthoughts 181
Afterthoughts 182
Afterthoughts 187
Contributors 189
Index 191
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