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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.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Timothy R. Mahoney
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release: 2008-12-01
File: 343 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780803220461

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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.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Daniel Coleman
Publisher: University of Alberta
Release: 2012-07-02
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780888646781

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As colleges and universities in North America increasingly identify "internationalization" as a key component of the institution’s mission and strategic plans, faculty and administrators are charged with finding innovative and cost-effective approaches to meet those goals. This volume provides an overview and concrete examples of globally-networked learning environments across the humanities from the perspective of all of their stakeholders: teachers, instructional designers, administrators and students. By addressing logistical, technical, pedagogical and intercultural aspects of globally-networked teaching, this volume offers a unique perspective on this form of curricular innovation through internationalization. It speaks directly to the ways in which new technologies and pedagogies can promote humanities-based learning for the future and with it the broader essential skills of intercultural sensitivity, communication and collaboration, and critical thinking.

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Genre: Education
Author: Alexandra Schultheis Moore
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-04-10
File: 246 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317625575

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Rens Bod
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Release: 2010
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789089642691

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Willie Van Peer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release: 2012
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789027233479

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publisher: Popular Press
Release: 1992
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: 087972546X

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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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Robert E. Proctor
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release: 1998
File: 239 Pages
ISBN-13: 0253212197

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Examines the variety of treatments of the theme of death in the works of painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, and composers.

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Genre: Art
Author: Sharon Scholl
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Release: 1984
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 0838750478

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Genre: Education
Author: David A. Hollinger
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2006-04-14
File: 421 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801883903

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Genre: Education, Humanistic
Author: Anthony Grafton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Release: 1986
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105032350162

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