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ERIC Number: EJ1109648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
What (Who?) Buggered up the English Department? An End of Career Moan
Sutherland, John
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v19 n1 p3-11 2012
In this article Sutherland surveys over the period of the last 40 years (the length of an average full academic career) the changes which have occurred to the departmental structures and procedures in the teaching of and research into English Literature in British universities. He perceives a marginalization of the English department in the overall university organization and a set of pressures, which he conceives as deleterious: the introduction of an externally based inspectorial regime, professionalization (and a concomitant proletarianization), conference culture (and its associated jargons), field-specialism, optionalization and customerization. The conclusions reached are gloomy, if admittedly subjective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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