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Professing Literature: An Institutional History

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Widely considered the standard history of the profession of literary studies, Professing Literature unearths the long-forgotten ideas and debates that created the literature department as we know it today. In a readable and often-amusing narrative, Gerald Graff shows that the heated conflicts of our recent culture wars echo--and often recycle--controversies over how literature should be taught that began more than a century ago. Updated with a new preface by the author that addresses many of the provocative arguments ...

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Professing Literature: An Institutional History
2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226305592

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Professing Literature: An Institutional History
1989, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226306049

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Professing Literature: An Institutional History
1987, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226306032

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