The Global Future of English Studies

Overview

  • The Global Future of English Studiespresents a succinct, carefully documented assessment of the current state and future trajectory of English studies around the world.
  • Compiles data on student enrollments, faculty hiring, and financing in English studies around the world including China, home to more English majors than the U.S. and U.K. combined
  • Rejects prevailing narratives of contraction and decline that ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $32.94   
  • New (8) from $32.94   
  • Used (1) from $37.10   
The Global Future of English Studies

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$23.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$42.00 List Price

Overview

  • The Global Future of English Studiespresents a succinct, carefully documented assessment of the current state and future trajectory of English studies around the world.
  • Compiles data on student enrollments, faculty hiring, and financing in English studies around the world including China, home to more English majors than the U.S. and U.K. combined
  • Rejects prevailing narratives of contraction and decline that dominate histories of the discipline
  • Stresses English studies' expansion within a rapidly expanding global academic apparatus, and the new challenges and opportunities such sudden and dispersive growth presents
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in studying or teaching English in higher education
Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
"At last, some good news! In this informative study, James English brings a much-needed sociological perspective to current debates on the state of literary studies. Embracing a global viewpoint and offering some eye-opening statistics, he persuasively shows why the future of English literature is far healthier and more hopeful than its doomsayers have predicted."
Rita Felski, University of Virginia

"By shifting perspective on the discipline of English from a narrative of crisis and decline to the story of a globally transformed and expanding field, James English forces a radical revision of our understanding of what the discipline is and what it might be. Witty, learned, analytically rigorous, and cosmopolitan in its reach, this is the most important account of the state of the discipline currently available."
John Frow, University of Melbourne

"This is an impassioned and timely defence of the academic study of English worldwide."
Richard Todd, University of Leiden

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470654941
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series , #54
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James F. English is Professor of English and the Director of the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Comic Transactions: Literature, Humor, and the Politics of Community in Twentieth-Century Britain (1994), The Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction (2005), and The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value, which was named Best Academic Book of 2005 by New York Magazine.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

PART I The Future of English Enrollments: Massification and Global Demand 1

I Beyond Crisis 3

II Let’s Do the Numbers 9

III Not a Bust but a Boom 27

PART II The Future of English Professors: Efficiency versus Prestige in the Age of Global Rankings 51

I The Economics of Massification 53

II Doing More with Less 57

III Demand for the Doctorate 65

IV Credentials Fever 76

PART III The Future of the English Curriculum: Literary Studies in Its Global Aspect 105

I The End of the Discipline as We Know It 107

II Language versus Literature 115

III China: English Plus, Literature Minus? 126

IV English Studies and “Culture Studies” in Europe and Australia 141

V Creative Writing for a Creative Economy 157

VI The Global English Major 172

MANIFESTO 189

Index 193

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)