Once We Were a Discipline: Stray Thoughts on English


Leigh Dale's request was straightforward. She wrote, 'I am particularly interested in contributions which analyse the state of teaching and research, in the context of the institution/the discipline/the conditions of universities (including yours). [What is] the intellectual identity of your program?' I sat in my personal library, surrounded by some 5,000 volumes including near complete sets of Critical Inquiry, Diacritics, and New Literary History, took out my Parker 51 and began writing.

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Published 1 June 2013 in Volume 28 No. 1-2. Subjects: English literature - Study & teaching, Literary studies, Impact and literary studies.

Cite as: Mishra, Vijay. ‘Once We Were a Discipline: Stray Thoughts on English.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 28, no. 1-2, 2013, doi: 10.20314/als.f0d8460109.