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The Routledge Companion to English Studies (Hardback)
  • The Routledge Companion to English Studies (Hardback)

The Routledge Companion to English Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 520 Pages / Published: 06/03/2014
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English is now a global phenomenon no longer defined by fixed territorial, cultural and social functions. The Routledge Companion to English Studies provides an authoritative overview of the subject area. Taking into account the changing conceptualisations of English, this Companion considers both historical trajectories and contemporary perspectives whilst also showcasing the state-of-the-art contributions made by the established scholars of the field.

The Routledge Companion to English Studies:

provides a set of broad perspectives on English as a subject of study and research

highlights the importance of the link between English and other languages within the concepts of multilingualism and polylingualism

investigates the use of language in communication through the medium of digital technology covering key issues such as Digital Literacies, Multimodal Literacies and Games and Broadcast Language

explores the role of English in education taking account of social, ethnographic and global perspectives on pedagogical issues.

This collection of thirty-four newly commissioned articles provides a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the dynamic and diverse field of English Studies and will be an invaluable text for advanced students and researchers in this area.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415676182
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 36 mm


This book offers practical answers to the question: what do we do in English now that everything is in flux? It takes the form of an omnibus guide that manages to contain the busy, dynamic diversity of our energetic discipline long enough to get a snapshot of its many moving parts. It is therefore virtually indispensable as a resource for anyone wishing to attempt a universal understanding of what it means to study, teach and write about English Studies today, presented here in just about every one of its quickly developing new fields, forms and categories.

David Stacey, Humboldt State University, USA

The Routledge Companion to English Studies is a collection of contributions from a distinguished field of academics. What is striking is its range and depth: it covers wide conceptions of English as a school subject, a world language and a body of cultural referents that include literature and literary criticism in English (and in translation). The depth is gained from the fine critical insights of experts in the various inter-related fields. Constant Leung and Brian Street are to be congratulated on the quality of this book, which will stand as a point of reference for all those who wish to find authoritative voices in language studies, English and literacy education.

Richard Andrews, Institute of Education, University of London

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