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Title Day late, dollar short : the next generation and the new academy / edited by Peter C. Herman.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, 2000.


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 UniM Bail  801.950973 DAY    AVAILABLE
Physical description 233 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: '60s Theory/'90s Practice / Peter C. Herman 1 -- 1 Posttheory Generation / Jeffrey Williams 25 -- 2 Stars, Tenure, and the Death of Ambition / Sharon O'Dair 45 -- 3 Phantom Narratives: Travel, Jobs, and the Next Generation / Terry Caesar 63 -- 4 To Boldly Go Where No MLA Has Gone Before / Crystal Bartolovich 77 -- 5 "It's a Beastly Rough Crowd I Run With": Theory and the "New University" / Kali Tal 95 -- 6 Breaking the Monopoly: The Next Generation and the Corporate Academy / Jesse G. Swan 113 -- 7 New Technology and the Dilemmas of the Posttheory Generation: On the Use and Abuse of Computer and Information Technology in Higher Education Today / Jeffrey R. Di Leo 129 -- 8 Theory after the "Theorists"? / Neil Larsen 149 -- 9 Words, Words, Words / David Galef 161 -- 10 Contextualizing Contexts: Cultural Studies, Theory, and the Profession--Past and Future / Barbara Riebling 175 -- 11 After the Deluge: Rethinking Ethical Interpretive Claims / Susan Johnston 199 -- 12 A Conversation with Gerald Graff / Peter C. Herman 211 -- 13 Epilogue: Bringing You the Best Mix of Yesterday and Today / Michael Berube 221.
Summary This book explores how recent changes in university culture and administration have affected and will continue to affect the "next generation" of literary critics. How have these recent shifts in material conditions inflected the criticism, sense of the profession, and modes of scholarship of this next generation? If the sixties produced "Theory", then what have the eighties and nineties produced? How has the corporatization of the academy affected hiring practices, and how will it shape the careers of those hired? What will be the impact of computers, the internet, and the various proposed "virtual" universities? In addressing these and other questions, the book marks a profound moment of institutional crisis, and will serve as a resource to all who are concerned with the future direction of literary studies and of higher education in general.
Other author Herman, Peter C., 1958-
Subject English literature -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
American literature -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Literature -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Literature teachers -- Training of -- United States.
English teachers -- Training of -- United States.
Criticism -- United States -- Forecasting.
ISBN 0791446794 (alk. paper)
0791446808 (paperback: alk. paper)