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New Literary History back issues
The university without culture?
June 22, 1995... I. Culture IT IS VERY TEMPTING to see what Gerald Graff has called the "culture wars" as a,healthy sign that the debate on United States national culture is once more taking place where it ought to, in the university.(1) Bliss is it in this dawn to be alive, but to be tenured and...
Invention, design, and discovery: a transdisciplinary quest.
June 22, 1995... AS A STUDENT at Occidental, a small liberal arts college, I (Michael Gorman) recalled seeing a sign on one of my fellow-students' doors asking how C. P. Snow, in his lecture on the two cultures, could equate ignorance of the second law of thermodynamics with ignorance of Shakespeare.(1)...
Reply to Stephen Cushman. (response to article in this issue, p. 613)
June 22, 1995... STEPHEN CUSHMAN'S very thoughtful reply to my paper deserves an equally thoughtful response. First let me say that I agree with one of his major reservations about the optimistic picture I painted of the technoliterate academy. In the politically parlous time since I delivered the paper,...
Make new professors, but keep the old. (response to Margaret A. Miller, this issue, p. 601)
June 22, 1995... IN THE YEAR since Margaret Miller presented an earlier version of her paper at a conference on undergraduate education, national elections have swept not only a new party into control of Congress but also a new political description of technology into our awareness. Futurists Alvin and...
Technoliteracy and the new professor.
June 22, 1995... COMMENT MADE by an irate Frenchman to an American somewhere in the Greek islands, fifteen years ago: "Vous les americains!! Vous avez le petrole, mais nous avons les idees!" (You Americans!) You've got the gas, but we've got the ideas!). Fifteen years ago, America could count on gas and...