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Keeping the Faith: The Transformative Autonomy of Literature and the Uniqueness of Literary Discourse.
Cosgrove, Brian
In 1999 there appeared in The New York Review o f Books a review by Andrew Delbanco of some seven studies (all but one of them published in the period 1997-99) which included Alvin Keman’s The Death o f Literature and Robert Scholes’s The Rise and Fall o f English. On the basis of such titles Delbanco’s piece appeared under the heading, ‘The Decline and Fall of Literature’.1 While some years have elapsed since the appearance of the review, and while some of the points made have more relevance to North American than Irish universities, the arguments put forward are still worth revisiting, if only to provide a starting-point for what is, in its very nature, an ongoing debate.
Keyword(s): maynooth; university; meaning and value of higher education; higher education; price; faith; transformative; autonomy; literature; literary discourse
Publication Date:
2006
Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Contributor(s): Kelly, T.A.F.
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Cosgrove, Brian (2006) Keeping the Faith: The Transformative Autonomy of Literature and the Uniqueness of Literary Discourse. In: What Price the University? Perspectives on the Meaning and Value of Higher Education from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, pp. 47-56. ISBN 0901519766
Publisher(s): National University of Ireland Maynooth
File Format(s): other
Related Link(s): http://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/9920/1/BC-Keeping-2006.pdf
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