This collection of essays examines the relationship among the disciplines of literature, linguistics and cultural studies in the field of English. The essays all share a concern with bringing together the principles of innovation and preservation. Although representing a variety of academic perspectives, the essays are united in their dedication to rethinking the field of English by fostering the close analysis of texts, the training of transferable analytical capacities and the provision of a broad general knowledge.
Andrea Gerbig teaches English linguistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). Anja Muller-Wood is Professor of English Literature and Anglophone Cultures at Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz (Germany).
Preface - Bernd Ruschoff; Acknowledgements; Introduction - Andrea Gerbig and Anja Muller-Wood; Part One - The Cultural Nexus: Setting the Tone for Interdisciplinarity; On Teaching Critical Rationalism: Reconciling Linguistic and Literary Text Analysis - Michael Stubbs; Culture and Power - John Storey; Cultural Studies in English - Eli Ben-Joseph; Firing the Canon: Cultural Studies and the Rhetoric of Criticism - Rebecca Potter; Part Two - Resources and Implementations; Where the Computer Meets Language, Literature, and Pedagogy: Corpus Analysis in English Studies - Ute Romer; Using Corpora in Teaching Linguistics - Oliver Mason; Designing and Piloting a World Wide Web-based Stylistics Course - Mick Short; (De)Constructing Future Teachers of English: Teaching Literature as a Part of Teacher Education - Susanne Reichl; Part Three - Applications; The Creation of Conversation - Beatrix Busse; A Literary-Linguistic Reading of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock: Interdisciplinarity in Practice - Anja Muller-Wood and Andrea Gerbig; Troping the Body: On W.H. Auden and Cognitive Poetics - Craig Hamilton; Stylistics in Southern Africa: A Pilot Project - Robert de Beaugrande; References.