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A Taste for Language: Literacy, Class, and English Studies

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A Taste for Language: Literacy, Class, and English Studies - Watkins, James Ray, Jr.
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This is a book about the American Dream as it has become embodied in the university in general and in the English department in particular, writes James Ray Watkins at the start of "A Taste for Language: Literacy, Class, and English Studies." In it, Watkins argues that contemporary economic and political challenges require a clear understanding of the identity of English studies, making elementary questions about literacy, language, literature, education, and class once again imperative. A personal history of university ...

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A Taste for Language: Literacy, Class, and English Studies 2009, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809329311

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