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Exploding English: Criticism, Theory, Culture

Bernard Bergonzi


What is going on in English studies? The author of this book, who is both a literary critic and teacher, has published poetry and fiction, and has also been involved in university administration, seeks to answer this frequently raised question. With the advent of theory and the accompanying bitter controversies, English studies have changed rapidly, and the author describes the developments he has experienced in England and the United States since he began university teaching in 1959. The book brings together elements of critical theory, intellectual history, and the sociology of knowledge, wi ... More

Keywords: English studies, university, theory, controversies, England, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198112617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard Bergonzi, author
University of Warwick