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    Keeping the Faith: The Transformative Autonomy of Literature and the Uniqueness of Literary Discourse.

    Cosgrove, Brian (2006) Keeping the Faith: The Transformative Autonomy of Literature and the Uniqueness of Literary Discourse. In: What Price the University? Perspectives on the Meaning and Value of Higher Education from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, pp. 47-56. ISBN 0901519766

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    In 1999 there appeared in The New York Review o f Books a review by Andrew Delbanco of some seven studies (all but one of them published in the period 1997-99) which included Alvin Keman’s The Death o f Literature and Robert Scholes’s The Rise and Fall o f English. On the basis of such titles Delbanco’s piece appeared under the heading, ‘The Decline and Fall of Literature’.1 While some years have elapsed since the appearance of the review, and while some of the points made have more relevance to North American than Irish universities, the arguments put forward are still worth revisiting, if only to provide a starting-point for what is, in its very nature, an ongoing debate.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: A Special Issue of Maynooth Philosophical Papers.
    Keywords: maynooth; university; meaning and value of higher education; higher education; price; faith; transformative; autonomy; literature; literary discourse;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > English
    Item ID: 9920
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 09:20
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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