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Collis-Buthelezi, Victoria J. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This letter was first read as a seminar paper in the Institute for the Humanities in Africa at the University of Cape Town in which I offer a series of provocations about what our current moment asks of us. It is concerned with the future of literary and cultural studies (in English) at that university and in South Africa in the wake of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, English Literature, Culture
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Wiewiura, Joachim S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this small essay, I will reflect on Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth's arguments on the decline of educational professionalism in the United States. The purpose is to consider this loss of professionalism, and I will consider it in light of the arts and humanities in the Danish educational debate. Two reflections are presented: first, the…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Reader Response, Humanities Instruction, Politics of Education
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Evans, Mary – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2014
Critical responses to changes in UK higher education have emerged from various quarters. This article suggests that some of these responses are collusive with neo-liberalism and that a greater attention might be paid to the possibilities of the word "liberal" and to the more democratic implications of certain US initiatives.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Democratic Values
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Levine, Glenn S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2011
This article presents a brief overview of the state of university language education in the United States. Despite the impact of the world economic crisis on university language education in the United States, the profession has not yet been impacted to the extent many believe it has. Current scholarly debates allow for both a sober assessment of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Enrollment Trends, Economic Climate
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Donahue, Christiane – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2010
The US field of composition studies and the subfields of writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines have focused on the relationships between teaching, language and knowledge. The Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric develops these relationships through courses in writing and speech, student support and faculty…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Faculty Development
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Gunn, Vicky; Shopkow, Leah – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2007
This article, presented as a dialogue between the authors, explores what they perceive as critical areas of teaching and learning in the discipline of Medieval Studies. Within the discussion, notions of relevance and usefulness, widening access, and epistemological assumptions about the discipline are discussed and related to the practice of…
Descriptors: Medieval History, Intellectual Disciplines, Undergraduate Study, Epistemology
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Badger, Tony – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2006
A British historian of the American South examines the forces of contingency and the stimulus of teaching that led him to become a historian of the United States and, in particular, the American South. Belonging to a generation of British historians who aimed to make their work indistinguishable from their American counterparts, he has been forced…
Descriptors: Historians, History Instruction, Autobiographies, United States History
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Allen, Garth – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2006
This article is a response to recent revealing political attempts to set a political and social function for the Arts through the establishment of performance criteria. A long-standing feature of the historical development of government policy in the UK has been attempts to judge the effectiveness and efficiency of public activity (health,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Public Policy, Art Education, Criteria
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Baghdadchi, Amir – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2005
The kind of boredom experienced in academia is unique. Neither a purely subjective nor objective phenomenon, it is the product of the way research is organized into papers, seminars, and conferences, as well as of a deep implicit metaphor that academic argument is a form of warfare. In this respect, the concepts of boredom and rigour are closely…
Descriptors: Humanities, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Graduate Students
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Diamond, Robert M.; Adam, Bronwyn E. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2004
By virtue of their education, training, and experience, college and university faculty are a rich national resource. Opportunities abound for faculty scholars to apply their knowledge and expertise to pressing community and public issues and problems. Yet, narrow definitions of scholarship embedded in higher education practice act as disincentives…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Research