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The English question, or academic freedoms, Thomas Docherty

Label
The English question, or academic freedoms
Title
The English question, or academic freedoms
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Docherty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • To be or not to be free, that is the question, the English question, the question of what is academic English at the beginning of the 21st century. So argues Thomas Docherty in this new and important new study, a study that begins with the claim that the fundamental idea governing the institution of the University is a will to freedom. Tracing a history of the modern European University from Vico onwards and including Hume, Rousseau, Schiller, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Newman, Alain, Benda and Jaspers, the author argues the academy's will to freedom is grounded in study of the 'eloquence' that has shaped literate and humane values. He goes on to explore the current condition of English as a literary discipline, arguing that literary studies is (or should be) a search for the unknown; and that in only that search can the academy establish the real meaning - or meanings - of social, political and ethical freedom
  • "Tracing a history of the modern European University from Vico onwards, the author argues that the academy's will to freedom is grounded in study of the 'eloquence' that has shaped literate and humane values. He goes on to explore the current condition of English as a literary discipline, arguing that literary studies is (or should be) a search for the unknown; and that only in that search can the academy establish the real meaning - or meanings - of social, political, civic and ethical freedom."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Docherty, Thomas
Dewey number
378.1/2130941
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.4
LC item number
.D585 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Critical inventions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Academic freedom
  • Great Britain
Label
The English question, or academic freedoms, Thomas Docherty
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English question -- Fate of culture: die welt ist Alles -- On reading -- Question concerning literature -- For a literature that is without and beyond compare -- Newman: the university and universalism -- Existence of Scotland -- On critical humility -- Clandestine English
Control code
137331414
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781845191337
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007021206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)137331414
Label
The English question, or academic freedoms, Thomas Docherty
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English question -- Fate of culture: die welt ist Alles -- On reading -- Question concerning literature -- For a literature that is without and beyond compare -- Newman: the university and universalism -- Existence of Scotland -- On critical humility -- Clandestine English
Control code
137331414
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781845191337
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007021206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)137331414

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