The Global Future of English Studies

The Global Future of English Studies

Author(s): James F. English

Published Online: 28 MAR 2012 07:57PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470654941

Online ISBN: 9781119944676

DOI: 10.1002/9781119944676

About this Book

  • The Global Future of English Studiespresents a succinct, carefully documented assessment of the current state and future trajectory of English studies around the world.
  • Compiles data on student enrollments, faculty hiring, and financing in English studies around the world including China, home to more English majors than the U.S. and U.K. combined
  • Rejects prevailing narratives of contraction and decline that dominate histories of the discipline
  • Stresses English studies' expansion within a rapidly expanding global academic apparatus, and the new challenges and opportunities such sudden and dispersive growth presents
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in studying or teaching English in higher education

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