By Carol Atherton
Outlining the controversies that experience surrounded the tutorial self-discipline of English Literature seeing that its institutionalization within the overdue 19th century, this significant publication attracts on a number archival resources. It addresses concerns which are crucial to the identification of educational English - how the topic got here into lifestyles, and what makes it a expert self-discipline of information - in a fashion that illuminates the various crises that experience affected the advance of recent English reviews. Atherton additionally addresses modern arguments in regards to the educating of literary feedback, together with an exam of the reforms to A-Level literature.
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In Bacon’s account, F. D. Maurice, who became Professor of English Literature and Modern History at King’s in 1840, is credited with creating ‘a subject recognizably akin to modern English studies’,9 with King’s therefore being cast by Bacon in the role of ‘pioneer’. Yet there was still a significant gap between Maurice’s ideals and the form that English at King’s eventually took. 10 However, such claims sit uneasily alongside a curriculum that was, for many decades, dominated by factual knowledge – and therefore open to the kind of ‘cramming’ that in turn undermined the college’s anti-utilitarian, anti-functionalist agenda.
This has the effect of casting Oxford in the role of a rather primitive precursor, an institution whose failure to develop an adequate methodology for the critical study of literature meant that English remained torn between the philologists and the belletrists. 39 It is certainly true that the perceived innovators of early twentieth-century literary criticism – Leavis, Empson, Richards – were all Cambridge men, while the ‘big names’ of the Oxford English English in the Universities 37 Faculty, J.
62 This link was intended to be fostered by the Tripos system itself. Students had to sit two separate parts of a Tripos in order to gain a BA, but these did not have to be from the same subject, and in fact many students chose to combine elements of different courses. The English Tripos that was created in 1917 consisted of two parts: Section A, ‘English Literature, Modern and Medieval’, and Section B, ‘Early Literature and History’. The former was made up of papers on Shakespeare; Literature, Life and Thought from 1066 to 1350 and from 1350 to 1603; a special period of literature (usually the Romantics); a special subject, such as Tragedy; the history of literary criticism; and the history of English literature from 1603.