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ERIC Number: EJ1002799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Philology, Education, Democracy
Gould, Rebecca
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v46 n4 p57-69 Win 2012
This essay examines recent arguments for a return to philology as the basis of humanistic inquiry and liberal-arts education. It considers how philology's disciplinary heritage is inflected by economic and racial privileges and explores avenues for the liberation of philology from these legacies. The past and present entanglements of philology and elite knowledge are traced through Richard Wright's initiation into the world of learning, the author's experience teaching a literature-humanities core curriculum, and theorizations of the discipline from Gramsci to Auerbach to Harold Bloom. (Contains 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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