Futures for English Studies

Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education

  • Ann Hewings
  • Lynda Prescott
  • Philip Seargeant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Futures for English Studies

    1. Lynda Prescott, Ann Hewings, Philip Seargeant
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Shape of the Discipline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ronald Carter
      Pages 11-18
    3. Andrew Cowan
      Pages 39-60
    4. Ann Hewings, Philip Seargeant
      Pages 61-77
  4. International Dimensions

  5. Emerging Trends

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-268

About this book


Futures for English Studies brings together chapters by leading writers across the curriculum area of English to investigate how the component parts of English (literature, language, and creative writing) are located institutionally in higher education and to explore the interdisciplinary prospects of a subject which spans the humanities and social sciences. Through explorations of changing foci in a variety of contexts, the book examines the value and purpose of teaching and researching English language, literature and creative writing in the twenty-first century, both within Anglophone countries and the wider world. The contributors, all practicing educators and researchers in the field, bring a wide range of perspectives to the theme of the development of the discipline, and illustrate that the strengths of English Studies as an academic subject lie not only in its traditional breadth and depth, but also in a readiness to adapt, experiment, and engage with other subjects.


English language English literature creative writing English higher education disciplines humanities TESOL Anglistik language teaching university

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann Hewings
    • 1
  • Lynda Prescott
    • 1
  • Philip Seargeant
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-68286-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43180-6
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