Retooling the Humanities

Retooling the Humanities


  • Author : Daniel Coleman
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 2012-07-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780888646781


Retooling the Humanities Book Description :

Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the humanities in particular. Stakeholders in Canada's research infrastructure—university students, professors, and administrators; grant policy makers and bureaucrats; and the public who are the ultimate inheritors of such knowledge—are urged to examine a range of perspectives on the increasingly entrepreneurial university environment and its growing corporate culture.

Regionalism and the Humanities
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Regionalism and the Humanities


  • Author : Timothy R. Mahoney
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803220461


Regionalism and the Humanities Book Description :

Although the framework of regionalist studies may seem to be crumbling under the weight of increasing globalization, this collection of seventeen essays makes clear that cultivating regionalism lies at the center of the humanist endeavor. With interdisciplinary contributions from poets and fiction writers, literary historians, musicologists, and historians of architecture, agriculture, and women, this volume implements some of the most innovative and intriguing approaches to the history and value of regionalism as a category for investigation in the humanities. In the volume’s inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Whether considering a writer's connection to region or the idea of place in exploring what is meant by regionalism, these essays uncover an enduring and evolving concept. Although the approaches and disciplines vary, all are framed within the fundamental premise of the humanities: the search to understand what it means to be human.

The Making of the Humanities

The Making of the Humanities


  • Author : Rens Bod
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9789089642691


The Making of the Humanities Book Description :

This first volume in 'The making of the humanities' series focuses on the early modern period. Specialists from various disciplines offer their view on the history of linguistics, literary studies, musicology, historiography, and philosophy.

Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities

Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities


  • Author : Alexandra Schultheis Moore
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317625575


Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities Book Description :

As colleges and universities in North America increasingly identify "internationalization" as a key component of the institution’s mission and strategic plans, faculty and administrators are charged with finding innovative and cost-effective approaches to meet those goals. This volume provides an overview and concrete examples of globally-networked learning environments across the humanities from the perspective of all of their stakeholders: teachers, instructional designers, administrators and students. By addressing logistical, technical, pedagogical and intercultural aspects of globally-networked teaching, this volume offers a unique perspective on this form of curricular innovation through internationalization. It speaks directly to the ways in which new technologies and pedagogies can promote humanities-based learning for the future and with it the broader essential skills of intercultural sensitivity, communication and collaboration, and critical thinking.

Scientific Methods for the Humanities

Scientific Methods for the Humanities


  • Author : Willie Van Peer
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027233479


Scientific Methods for the Humanities Book Description :

Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop empirical studies.

Rejuvenating the Humanities

Rejuvenating the Humanities


  • Author : Ray Broadus Browne
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 087972546X


Rejuvenating the Humanities Book Description :

The twenty essays in this effort to bring new vitality to the humanities range through fields familiar in life but unfamiliar in the humanities canon. They include leisure, folk cultures, material culture, pornography, comics, animal rights, Black studies, traveling, and, of course, the bugbear of academics, television.

Defining the Humanities
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Defining the Humanities


  • Author : Robert E. Proctor
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 0253212197


Defining the Humanities Book Description :

"Think of this as 'The Thinking Man's Bloom' or 'The Thinking Woman's Closing of the American Mind.' It takes up debates about education and reasons about them, where Bloom often only blasted away. . . . This is one of the more helpful recent statements of the case for the classics, accompanied by rather venturesome curricular suggestions." --Christian Century "His exciting readable book calls for a return to a study of the classics--and of the Renaissance poets and scholars, like Petrarch, who rediscovered the classics." --Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World " . . . a splendid statement bringing together in a careful and coherent way the prospects for a solid humanities curriculum." --Ernest L. Boyer Ten years ago when this book was first published it was called Education's Great Amnesia: Reconsidering the Humanities from Petrarch to Freud. It is being reissued now in a second edition with a different title for a new generation of readers who cannot have forgotten what they never knew. What are the humanities? Can we agree on a core curriculum of humanistic studies? Robert Proctor answers these questions in a provocative, readable book.

The Case for the Humanities

The Case for the Humanities


  • Author : Eric Touya de Marenne
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475825039


The Case for the Humanities Book Description :

Countering the perception that the humanities are unessential, this volume contends that their well-being has not only academic but also cultural, political, and existential ramifications.

A New Deal for the Humanities

A New Deal for the Humanities


  • Author : Gordon Hutner
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813573267


A New Deal for the Humanities Book Description :

Many in higher education fear that the humanities are facing a crisis. But even if the rhetoric about “crisis” is overblown, humanities departments do face increasing pressure from administrators, politicians, parents, and students. In A New Deal for the Humanities, Gordon Hutner and Feisal G. Mohamed bring together twelve prominent scholars who address the history, the present state, and the future direction of the humanities. These scholars keep the focus on public higher education, for it is in our state schools that the liberal arts are taught to the greatest numbers and where their neglect would be most damaging for the nation. The contributors offer spirited and thought-provoking debates on a diverse range of topics. For instance, they deplore the push by administrations to narrow learning into quantifiable outcomes as well as the demands of state governments for more practical, usable training. Indeed, for those who suggest that a college education should be “practical”—that it should lean toward the sciences and engineering, where the high-paying jobs are—this book points out that while a few nations produce as many technicians as the United States does, America is still renowned worldwide for its innovation and creativity, skills taught most effectively in the humanities. Most importantly, the essays in this collection examine ways to make the humanities even more effective, such as offering a broader array of options than the traditional major/minor scheme, options that combine a student’s professional and intellectual interests, like the new medical humanities programs. A democracy can only be as energetic as the minds of its citizens, and the questions fundamental to the humanities are also fundamental to a thoughtful life. A New Deal for the Humanities takes an intrepid step in making the humanities—and our citizens—even stronger in the future.