ERIC Number: ED418638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
What's Happened to the Humanities?
Kernan, Alvin, Ed.
The 11 essays in this volume are organized around several themes related to the humanities and higher education. Papers discuss demographics and funding needs; classroom climate; books, libraries, and reading; educational theory; and educational institutions. Essays include: "Change in the Humanities and Higher Education" (Alvin Kernan); "Democratization and Decline? The Consequences of Demographic Change in the Humanities" (Lynn Hunt); "Funding Trends in the Academic Humanities, 1970-1995: Reflections on the Stability of the System" (John H. D'Arms); "Ignorant Armies and Nighttime Clashes: Changes in the Humanities Classroom, 1970-1995" (Francis Oakley); "Evolution and Revolution: Change in the Literary Humanities, 1968-1995" (Margery Sabin); "Humanities and the Library in the Digital Age" (Carla Hesse); "The Practice of Reading" (Denis Donoghue); "Beyond Method" (Gertrude Himmelfarb); "Changing Epochs" (Frank Kermode); "The Pursuit of Metaphor" (Christopher Ricks); "The Demise of Disciplinary Authority" (Louis Menand); and "Scholarship as Social Action" (David Bromwich). Data on bachelor's and doctoral degrees in the humanities from 1966 to 1993 are appended. (Most essays contain references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Degrees (Academic), Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Higher Education, Humanities, Information Technology, Intellectual Disciplines, Library Collections, Literature Appreciation, Reading Habits, Resource Allocation, Scholarship, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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