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Routledge, Feb 25, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
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Interdisciplinarity covers one of the most important changes in attitude and methodology in the history of the university.

Taking the study of English as its main example, this fully updated second edition examines the ways in which we have organized knowledge into disciplines, and are now reorganizing it into new configurations as existing structures come to seem restrictive. Joe Moran traces the history and use of the term ‘interdisciplinarity’, tackling such vital topics as:

  • the rise of the disciplines
  • interdisciplinary English
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • 'theory' and the disciplines
  • texts and histories
  • literature and science, space and nature.

Including an updated further reading section and new concluding chapter, Interdisciplinarity is the ideal entry point into one of today's most heated critical debates.


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Good introduction to an academic trend, especially in English lit. Read full review


Introduction 1
Interdisciplinary English 17
Literature into culture 45
Theory and the disciplines 74
Texts in history 103
Science space and nature 134
interdisciplinarity today 165

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About the author (2010)

Joe Moran is Reader in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. His books include Reading the Everyday (2005) and On Roads: A Hidden History (2009), and he is also a regular contributor to the New Statesman, the Guardian and the Financial Times.

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