The Pale of Words: Reflections on the Humanities and Performance

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In this provocative book, James Anderson Winn enters the debate about the perilous state of humanities education today. Winn, founding director of a leading humanities institute, contends that the disciplines we call the humanities have identified themselves excessively with the written word. He exposes the hostility and fear with which writers and philosophers throughout Western history have regarded forms of expression not couched in words, despite the fact that much of what humanists study originates in performance. Winn ...

The Pale of Words: Reflections on the Humanities and Performance 1998, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300074123

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