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The Resource How to be an intellectual : essays on criticism, culture, and the university, Jeffrey J. Williams, (electronic resource)

How to be an intellectual : essays on criticism, culture, and the university, Jeffrey J. Williams, (electronic resource)

Label
How to be an intellectual : essays on criticism, culture, and the university
Title
How to be an intellectual
Title remainder
essays on criticism, culture, and the university
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey J. Williams
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the past decade, Jeffrey J. Williams has been one of the most perceptive observers of contemporary literary and cultural studies. He has also been a shrewd analyst of the state of American higher education. How to Be an Intellectual brings together noted and new essays and exemplifies Williams's effort to bring criticism to a wider public How to Be an Intellectual profiles a number of critics, drawing on a unique series of interviews that give an inside look at their work and careers. The book often looks at critical thought from surprising angles, examining, for instance, the history of modern American criticism in terms of its keywords as they morphed from sound to rigorous to smart. It also puts in plain language the political travesty of higher education policies that produce student debt, which, as Williams demonstrates, all too readily follow the model of colonial indenture, not just as a metaphor but in actual point of fact. How to Be an Intellectual tells a story of intellectual life since the culture wars. Shedding academic obscurity and calling for a better critical writing, it reflects on what makes the critic and intellectual the accidents of careers, the trends in thought, the institutions that shape us, and politics. It also includes personal views of living and working with books"--
  • "This book sheds academic obscurity to tell the story of trends in contemporary literary and cultural criticism and the state of the American university. It collects noted and new essays by Jeffrey J. Williams, who regularly publishes in Dissent, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and LARB, as well as major academic venues"--
  • "Over the past decade, Jeffrey J. Williams has been one of the most perceptive observers of contemporary literary and cultural studies. He has also been a shrewd analyst of the state of American higher education. How to Be an Intellectual brings together noted and new essays and exemplifies Williams's effort to bring criticism to a wider public How to Be an Intellectual profiles a number of critics, drawing on a unique series of interviews that give an inside look at their work and careers. The book often looks at critical thought from surprising angles, examining, for instance, the history of modern American criticism in terms of its keywords as they morphed from sound to rigorous to smart. It also puts in plain language the political travesty of higher education policies that produce student debt, which, as Williams demonstrates, all too readily follow the model of colonial indenture, not just as a metaphor but in actual point of fact. How to Be an Intellectual tells a story of intellectual life since the culture wars. Shedding academic obscurity and calling for a better critical writing, it reflects on what makes the critic and intellectual the accidents of careers, the trends in thought, the institutions that shape us, and politics. It also includes personal views of living and working with books"--
  • "This book sheds academic obscurity to tell the story of trends in contemporary literary and cultural criticism and the state of the American university. It collects noted and new essays by Jeffrey J. Williams, who regularly publishes in Dissent, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and LARB, as well as major academic venues"--
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DLC
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1958-
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Williams, Jeffrey
Dewey number
801/.950973
LC call number
PN99.U5
LC item number
W55 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Intellectuals
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Label
How to be an intellectual : essays on criticism, culture, and the university, Jeffrey J. Williams, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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OCM1bookssj0001292596
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 216 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780823263813
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014008676
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001292596
Label
How to be an intellectual : essays on criticism, culture, and the university, Jeffrey J. Williams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001292596
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 216 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780823263813
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014008676
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001292596

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