Interdisciplinarity / Edition 1by Joe Moran
Pub. Date: 12/28/2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
Table of Contents1. Introduction The Rise of the Disciplines Defining Interdisciplinarity 2. Interdiciplinarity English The Birth of English Literature, Life and Thought Leavis and the University The Cultural Project of English English in America The Fall of English 3. Literature into Culture Founding Documents The Sociological Turn The Culture of Everyday Life Class and Cultural Capital Cultural Value and the Knowledge Class 4. Theory and the Disciplines Linguistics and Literariness Deconstructing Philosophy Psychoanalysis, Language and Culture Feminism and the Body Queering the Disciplines Theory as Metadiscipline 5. Texts in History Literature and History Marxism and Culture Knowledge and Power Textual Historicities Shakespeare and Englit 6. Science, Space and Nature The Challenge to Empiricism Science as Culture Geography as Text Eroticism and Science Theories of Everything 7. Conclusion Bibliography
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