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Futures for English Studies

Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Futures for English Studies

    1. Introduction: Futures for English Studies

      • Lynda Prescott, Ann Hewings, Philip Seargeant
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Shape of the Discipline

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. English Pasts, English Futures

      • Ronald Carter
      Pages 11-18
    3. The Rise of Creative Writing

      • Andrew Cowan
      Pages 39-60
    4. English Language Studies: A Critical Appraisal

      • Ann Hewings, Philip Seargeant
      Pages 61-77
  4. International Dimensions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79
    2. TESOL and the Discipline of English

      • John Gray
      Pages 81-98
  5. Emerging Trends

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159
    2. Digital Humanities and the Future of the Book

      • Marilyn Deegan, Matthew Hayler
      Pages 161-178
    3. The Contribution of Children’s Literature Studies

      • Dena Attar, Janet Maybin
      Pages 179-196
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 253-268

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.

Keywords

  • English language
  • English literature
  • creative writing
  • English
  • higher education
  • disciplines
  • humanities
  • TESOL
  • Anglistik
  • language
  • teaching
  • university

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Open University, UK

    Ann Hewings, Lynda Prescott, Philip Seargeant

About the editors

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).

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-43180-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-43178-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-68286-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-43180-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 268

  • Topics: Higher Education, Linguistics, Creative Writing

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-43180-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)