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Futures for English Studies

Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education

Editors: Hewings, Ann, Prescott, Lynda, Seargeant, Philip (Eds.)

  • Fills a need for a book which captures the current state of English Studies and what is happening in the discipline
  • Subject is one with strong international appeal: the book focuses on the role of English Studies in a variety of international higher education contexts
  • Features a wide range of case studies related to diverse world contexts, including ones in North America, Africa, Europe and India. The issues introduced will also be applicable to other international and transnational contexts
  • Contributors are leading experts in the field (includes respected scholars such as Peter Stockwell, Patricia Waugh and Ron Carter)
  • Chapters chart new developments and ventures within English Studies (showing how the subdisciplines interweave) as well as make recommendations for future directions
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About this book

Futures for English Studies brings together chapters by leading writers across the curriculum area of English to investigate how the component parts of English (literature, language, and creative writing) are located institutionally in higher education and to explore the interdisciplinary prospects of a subject which spans the humanities and social sciences. Through explorations of changing foci in a variety of contexts, the book examines the value and purpose of teaching and researching English language, literature and creative writing in the twenty-first century, both within Anglophone countries and the wider world. The contributors, all practicing educators and researchers in the field, bring a wide range of perspectives to the theme of the development of the discipline, and illustrate that the strengths of English Studies as an academic subject lie not only in its traditional breadth and depth, but also in a readiness to adapt, experiment, and engage with other subjects.

About the authors

Ann Hewings is Director of the Centre for Language and Communication, The Open University, UK. She is editor of the 'Worlds of English' series (2012, Routledge), and The Politics of English: Conflict, Competition, Co-existence (with Caroline Tagg, 2012, Routledge), and author of Grammar and Context (with Martin Hewings, 2005, Routledge).

Lynda Prescott is Head of the Department of English, The Open University, UK. She is editor of A World of Difference – an anthology of short stories from five continents (2008, Palgrave Macmillan) and author of Open University teaching materials on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.

Philip Seargeant is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the Centre for Language and Communication, The Open University, UK. He is author of The Idea of English in Japan: Ideology and the Evolution of a Global Language (2009, Multilingual Matters), Exploring World Englishes: Language in a Global Context (2012, Routledge), and From Language to Creative Writing (with Bill Greenwell, 2013, Bloomsbury), and editor of English in Japan in the Era of Globalization (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and English in the World: History, Diversity, Change (with Joan Swann, 2012, Routledge).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Futures for English Studies

    Prescott, Lynda (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

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  • English Pasts, English Futures

    Carter, Ronald

    Pages 11-18

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  • Discipline or Perish: English at the Tipping Point and Styles of Thinking in the Twenty-first Century

    Waugh, Patricia

    Pages 19-38

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  • The Rise of Creative Writing

    Cowan, Andrew

    Pages 39-60

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  • English Language Studies: A Critical Appraisal

    Hewings, Ann (et al.)

    Pages 61-77

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eBook 32,12 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43178-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 41,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-68286-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Futures for English Studies
Book Subtitle
Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education
Editors
  • Ann Hewings
  • Lynda Prescott
  • Philip Seargeant
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43180-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-43180-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43178-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68286-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 268
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