The book Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Gerald Graff is published by University of Chicago Press. GERALD GRAFF. Professing Literature: An Institutional History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. Perhaps nothing distances the New Critics. Read “Professing Literature An Institutional History, Twentieth Anniversary Edition” by Gerald Graff with Rakuten Kobo. Widely considered the standard history of.

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In the pre-history, the dominant institutional form was the nineteenth-century liberal arts college, where literature was studied as a means to other ends, ranging from the study oflanguage mainly Greek and Latin to rhetoric and oratory. A Companion to the Modern American Novel, – University of Chicago PressNov 15, – Education – pages.

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The second period began around the first world war and lasted until the early sixties. Culture and the State.

You’ve successfully reported this review. Widely considered the standard history of the profession of literary studies, Professing Literature unearths the long-forgotten ideas and debates that created the literature department as we know it today. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


November 15, Imprint: In the transformation from the first to the second opposition, the narrow concerns of the philologists became the broader but no less scholarly concerns of the literary historian, and the generalists’ exhortation that literary study should be edifying became the methodology of the New Criticism that achieved this aim, though not in the nationalistic and general cultural ways that the generalists had in mind.

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Review quote “Both E. The history fails, however, to shed much new light on the conditions of the various critical discourses that appear in it.

Graff gives this period more detailed attention than any ofhis others. Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Women’s Human Rights. Account Options Sign in. Within this institutional framework, the disciplinary departmentalization of education that is still with us took form and departments of English appeared. Looking for beautiful books? William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic.

The Repeal of Reticence. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Gerald Graff enters this emergent field with his new “institutional history. It’s this hortatory posture that links this new book with his last one, Literature Against Itself.

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The Oversocialized Conception of Man. In a readable and often-amusing narrative, Gerald Graff shows that the heated conflicts of our His historical narrative is thus open-ended. Functns Soc Conflict Ils Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies, and the Law. Richard Wright’s Native Son. We lterature cookies to give you the best possible experience. Book titles OR Journal titles. The Crisis of Democratic Theory.


Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Modern Women, Modern Work. The following is representative of the retrospective judgments that Graff peppers throughout his history: Inventing the New Negro. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

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In a readable and often-amusing narrative, Gerald Graff shows that the heated conflicts of our recent culture wars echo – and often recycle – controversies over how literature should be taught that began more than a century ago. Imagining the American Polity. Today, it’s widely taken for granted that objects do not stand independently ofthe critical discourses in which they appear. Its literatyre event professibg the triumph ofthe New Critics.

Other editions – View all Professing Literature: Noting some surprisingly early anticipations of their work, Graff recounts how the New Criticism finally provided the methodological tools that successfully realized in practice what many had urged for decades.