With the long-term decline in the cultural capital of literature and a steep decline in tenure-track hires in literary studies, faculty across English are rethinking their relationship to writing. As interest in digital media grows, together with rising enrollment in courses in creative, civic, and professional composition, can the figure of writing provide a sense of disciplinary coherence? What will it take for literature faculty to agree that they, too, are interested in writers and writing?
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Marc Bousquet; The Figure of Writing and the Future of English Studies. Pedagogy 1 January 2010; 10 (1): 117–129. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2009-025
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