ERIC Number: EJ793155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 5
What Matters in English Literature?
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v4 n2 p137-148 2005
The article talks about how--and whether--"English" can justify itself as an academic discipline, and about the pressures on it to do so. In the search for justification, is it the creative writer or the critic who provides the crucial element of value? Particular reference is made to the tradition of English at Cambridge, where the question of "what matters?" has been asked with some intensity.
Descriptors: English Literature, Intellectual Disciplines, Curriculum Research, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Educational Theories, Humanities, Art Appreciation, Literary Criticism, Reader Text Relationship, Literature Appreciation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom