Publisher description for English in practice : in pursuit of English studies / Peter Barry.


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What is English? Peter Barry's book examines the practice of studying English, and the theory underlying that practice. He indicates how almost everything but the name of the discipline has changed during its short lifetime. He explores the core activities involved in "doing" English today, and looks well beyond the close reading of texts. He guides the reader through some of the most contested issues in the subject and surveys areas that have newly come under the banner of "English."


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English philology -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
English philology -- Study and teaching -- United States.
English literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.