Interdisciplinarity / Edition 1

Interdisciplinarity / Edition 1

by Joe Moran
     
 

Since Aristotle, similar areas of study have been segmented into increasingly disparate disciplines, creating the idea of "interdisciplinarity." In this ideal introduction to a hotly contested arena of literary theory, Joe Moran traces the history and use of the daunting term and the rise of interdisciplinary English, literary and cultural studies, and literature,… See more details below

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Since Aristotle, similar areas of study have been segmented into increasingly disparate disciplines, creating the idea of "interdisciplinarity." In this ideal introduction to a hotly contested arena of literary theory, Joe Moran traces the history and use of the daunting term and the rise of interdisciplinary English, literary and cultural studies, and literature, science, space and nature. He also addresses how we use these constantly evolving disciplines to create new forms of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415251327
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Interdisciplinary English19
The birth of English22
Literature, life and thought26
Leavis and the university32
The cultural project of English36
English in America41
The fall of English46
2Literature into culture50
Founding documents52
The sociological turn60
The culture of everyday life66
Class and cultural capital70
Cultural value and the knowledge class75
3Theory and the disciplines82
Linguistics and literariness84
Deconstructing philosophy88
Psychoanalysis, language and culture95
Feminism and the body102
Queering the disciplines107
Theory as metadiscipline111
4Texts in history114
Literature and history114
Marxism and culture123
Knowledge and power133
Textual historicities137
Shakespeare and Englit142
5Science, space and nature148
The challenge to empiricism150
Science as culture155
Geography as text165
Ecocriticism and science170
Theories of everything177
Conclusion182
Bibliography189
Index201

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