In Plato's Cave / Edition 1

In Plato's Cave / Edition 1

by Alvin Kernan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300082673

ISBN-13: 9780300082678

Pub. Date: 04/10/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this candid and delightful memoir, Alvin Kernan recalls his life as a student, professor, provost, and dean during turbulent decades of change in the hallowed halls of Columbia, Williams, Oxford, Yale, and Princeton. His vividly remembered account is a unique personal story and more---it is also a history of what has been won, and lost, in the culture wars of the

Overview

In this candid and delightful memoir, Alvin Kernan recalls his life as a student, professor, provost, and dean during turbulent decades of change in the hallowed halls of Columbia, Williams, Oxford, Yale, and Princeton. His vividly remembered account is a unique personal story and more---it is also a history of what has been won, and lost, in the culture wars of the second half of the twentieth-century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082678
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Shifting Educational Platesxiii
1Theater and Reality in Greenwich Village: Columbia, 19461
2The Other End of the Log: Williams College, 1946-194910
3Chatter About Shelley: Oxford, 1949-195138
4See My George Gascoigne: Yale Graduate School, 1951-195459
5Keeping Them Quiet: Yale, 1954-196085
6The Two Cultures, Science and Literature106
7Publish or Perish: Tenure at Yale, 1960-1964119
8Goodbye, Boola Boola: Yale Administration, 1964-1970137
9When Do We Want It? Now! The Bobby Seale Trial, New Haven, 1970158
10Question All Authority: The Breakdown of Meaning and Language, Yale, 1970-1973179
11A Long Walk After Lunch: Princeton and the Later 1970s202
12The New Technology Calls All in Doubt: Television, Books, Libraries, Computers230
13No Obligation to Be Right, Only to Be Interesting: Teaching as Power and Politics, Princeton, the 1980s246
14The Break Between Generations, Retirement276
Epilogue: The Dogs Bark, the Caravan Passes On295
Index301

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