the humanities

Book Title : Scientific Methods for the Humanities
Author : Willie Van Peer
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date : 2012
Pages : 328
ISBN : 9789027233479
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop empirical studies.

Book Title : Death and the Humanities
Author : Sharon Scholl
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release Date : 1984
Pages : 238
ISBN : 0838750478
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Examines the variety of treatments of the theme of death in the works of painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, and composers.

Book Title : Retooling the Humanities
Author : Daniel Coleman
Publisher : University of Alberta
Release Date : 2012-07-02
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780888646781
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Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the humanities in particular. Stakeholders in Canada's research infrastructure—university students, professors, and administrators; grant policy makers and bureaucrats; and the public who are the ultimate inheritors of such knowledge—are urged to examine a range of perspectives on the increasingly entrepreneurial university environment and its growing corporate culture.

Book Title : Rejuvenating the Humanities
Author : Ray Broadus Browne
Publisher : Popular Press
Release Date : 1992-01
Pages : 175
ISBN : 087972546X
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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.

Book Title : Defining the Humanities
Author : Robert E. Proctor
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 239
ISBN : 0253212197
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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.

Book Title : Pastoral and the Humanities
Author : Mathilde Skoie
Publisher : Bristol Phoenix Press
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 184
ISBN : 1904675581
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Though pastoral seems from its outset to have held the seeds of its own demise (Virgil's tenth Eclogue contemplates the irrelevance of poetry in an increasingly violent world) it has remained curiously persistent as a concept which, according to Empson, "put(s) the complex into the simple". Each essay in this carefully selected collection on the uses and abuses of the pastoral genre addresses pastoral as a critical concept from different disciplinary perspectives. The book is firmly rooted in pastoral's classical origins but pioneers the way forward for future study of the pastoralgenre. It contains contributions from top international scholars in the field including Paul Alpers and T. K. Hubbard.

Book Title : The Making of the Humanities
Author : Rens Bod
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9789089642691
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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.

Book Title : The Humanities and the Dream of America
Author : Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2011-03
Pages : 245
ISBN : 9780226316994
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The contents of this book cover beneath and beyond the 'crisis in the humanities', between humanity and the homeland, gold mines in Parnassus, melancholy in the midst of abundance, and much more.

Book Title : The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion Since World War II
Author : David A. Hollinger
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Date : 2006-04-14
Pages : 421
ISBN : 0801883903
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This volume of essays, commissioned by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, explores the interaction between the humanities and demographic changes in the university, including the link between external changes and the rise of new academic specializations in area and other interdisciplinary studies, analyzes the evolution of humanities disciplines and institutions, examines the conditions and intellectual climate in which they operate, and assesses the role and value of the humanities in society.

Book Title : Regionalism and the Humanities
Author : Timothy R. Mahoney
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2008-12-01
Pages : 343
ISBN : 9780803220461
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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.