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Leaving Literature Behind

The professionalization of the field is turning students off

December 19, 2008 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

The major victory of professors of literature in the last half-century — the Great March from the New Criticism through structuralism, deconstruction, Foucauldianism, and multiculturalism — has been the invention and codification of a...

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