University Teachers of English and the New Humanities

  • Prabhat K. SinghEmail author


This paper argues that the pursuit of knowledge in the departments of humanities is faced with unprecedented crisis. The crisis emanates from the emergence of a new world order wherein the very idea of a human is questioned. Late capitalism promotes the creation of wealth for its own sake, the advancements in technology and science sketch narrow definitions of knowledge within the confines of objectivity and verifiability, and the whole idea of democracy is reduced to the manipulations of narratives. The study of English literature in India too is faced with this crisis. In this paper, an attempt is made to redefine and reformulate the role of humanities to face the challenges of the emerging world order.


New humanities Pluralism Truth Interdisciplinarity Curriculum design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Languages and LiteratureCentral University of South BiharGayaIndia

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