Rejuvenating The Humanities


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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.

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Author by Ray Broadus Browne
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 087972546X

Defining The Humanities


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"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.

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Author by Robert E. Proctor
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number 0253212197

Death And The Humanities


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Examines the variety of treatments of the theme of death in the works of painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, and composers.

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Author by Sharon Scholl
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 0838750478

Regionalism And The Humanities


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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.

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Author by Timothy R. Mahoney
Genre eBook Political Science
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ISBN Number 9780803220461

Revue De L Association Des Humanit S


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Author by Humanities Association of Canada
Genre eBook Humanities
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ISBN Number UOM:39015042114093

A Time For The Humanities


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This book brings together an international roster of renowned scholars from disciplines including philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, and literary studies to address the conceptual foundations of the humanities and the question of their future. What notions of the future, of the human, and of finitude underlie recurring anxieties about the humanities in our current geopolitical situation? How can we think about the unpredictable and unthought dimensions of praxis implicit in the very notion of futurity? The essays here argue that the uncertainty of the future represents both an opportunity for critical engagement and a matrix for invention. Broadly conceived, the notion of invention, or cultural poiesis, questions the key assumptions and tasks of a whole range of practices in the humanities, beginning with critique, artistic practices, and intellectual inquiry, and ending with technology, emancipatory politics, and ethics. The essays discuss a wide range of key figures (e.g., Deleuze, Freud, Lacan, Foucault, Kristeva, Irigaray), problems (e.g., becoming, kinship and the foreign, "disposable populations" within a global political economy, queerness and the death drive, the parapoetic, electronic textuality, invention and accountability, political and social reform in Latin America), disciplines and methodologies (philosophy, art and art history, visuality, political theory, criticism and critique, psychoanalysis, gender analysis, architecture, literature, art). The volume should be required reading for all who feel a deep commitment to the humanities, its practices, and its future.

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Author by Tim Dean
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number 9780823229215

The Making Of The Humanities


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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.

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Author by Rens Bod
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9789089642691

Electronic Texts In The Humanities


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With word processing and the Internet, computing is much more part and parcel of the everyday life of the humanities scholar, but computers can do much more than assist with writing or Internet searching. This book introduces a range of tools and techniques for manipulating and analysing electronic texts in the humanities. It shows how electronic texts can be used for the literary analysis, linguistic analysis, authorship attribution, and the preparation and publication of electronic scholarly editions. It assesses the ways in which research in corpus and computational linguistics can feed into better electronic tools for humanities research. The tools and techniques discussed in this book will feed into better Internet tools and pave the way for the electronic scholar of the twenty-first century.

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Author by Susan Hockey
Genre eBook Computers
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ISBN Number 9780191583285

The Humanities In American Life


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Examines the present position of the humanities in the educational system and culture of the United States and recommends methods for finding sources of financial support for the humanities

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Author by Commission on the Humanities (1978- )
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 0520042085

A Home Of The Humanities


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"Proceedings of the symposium 'A home of the humanities, a symposium on the collecting and patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss,' organized by the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., in honor of the completion of the capital building campaign and the reopening of the museum. The symposium was held on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 April 2008"--T.p. vers

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Author by James N. Carder
Genre eBook Literary Collections
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ISBN Number 0884023656