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Futures for English Studies: Teaching language, literature and creative writing in Higher Education

Hewings, Ann; Prescott, Lynda and Seargeant, Philip eds. (2016). Futures for English Studies: Teaching language, literature and creative writing in Higher Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-43180-6
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Abstract

Futures for English Studies 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 book brings together chapters by leading writers scholars 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.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2016 Editorial matter, introduction and selection, Ann Hewings, Lynda Prescott and Philip Seargeant. Individual chapters, respective authors
ISBN: 1-137-43180-6, 978-1-137-43180-6
Keywords: English language; English literature; creative writing; curriculum; pedagogy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 46058
Depositing User: Ann Hewings
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 10:30
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46058
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