The Global Future of English Studies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 208 pages
  • The Global Future of English Studiespresents a succinct, carefully documented assessment of the current state and future trajectory of English studies around the world.
  • Compiles data on student enrollments, faculty hiring, and financing in English studies around the world including China, home to more English majors than the U.S. and U.K. combined
  • Rejects prevailing narratives of contraction and decline that dominate histories of the discipline
  • Stresses English studies' expansion within a rapidly expanding global academic apparatus, and the new challenges and opportunities such sudden and dispersive growth presents
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in studying or teaching English in higher education
 

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Contents

Lets Do the Numbers
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degrees selected disciplines United States
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by discipline United Kingdom 19992009
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Not a Bust but a Boom
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worldwide and by region
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worldwide 19802007
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PART III
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hours for an English BA in selected systems
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MANIFESTO
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About the author (2012)

James F. English is Professor of English and the Director of the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Comic Transactions: Literature, Humor, and the Politics of Community in Twentieth-Century Britain (1994), The Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction (2005), and The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value, which was named Best Academic Book of 2005 by New York Magazine.

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