Author: Gerald Graff

Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

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Our schools and colleges often make the intellectual life seem more impenetrable, narrowly specialized, and inaccessible than it is or needs to be, argues this eminent scholar and educator, whose provocative book offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more readily understandable. More info →
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Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education

Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education

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"Graff offers a highly readable and down-to-earth perspective on some of the most ballyhooed issues in higher education today. . . . By encouraging us to argue together, he may yet help us to reason together."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. More info →
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Professing Literature: An Institutional History

Professing Literature: An Institutional History

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University of Chicago Press (February 15, 1989) More info →
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Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society

Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society

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A wonderfully trenchant and illuminating inquiry...the shrewdness and cogency of his commentary are constantly arresting. (Virginia Quarterly Review ) More info →
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Poetic Statement and Critical Dogma

Poetic Statement and Critical Dogma

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Poetic Statement and Critical Dogma. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1970. Reprinted by U of Chicago P, 1980. More info →
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