Centenary History - The English Association One Hundred Years On

Centenary History - The English Association One Hundred Years On

Professor William Baker, Professor Elaine Treharne and Helen Lucas

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Association’s Centenary History written by Professor William Baker (Northern Illinois University), Professor Elaine Treharne (University of Leicester) and Helen Lucas (English Association).

This centennial history is in essence an account of the English profession and of literary and language criticism over a one hundred year period from pre-Bradley, Dowden, Wilson Knight, F.R. Leavis and many others, to the post-structuralist, post-colonial world and beyond.

Created in 1906, the English Association founders included school teachers, educationalists and academics such as A.C. Bradley. Its aims were 'to promote the due recognition of English as an essential element in the national education and to help in maintaining the effectiveness of the language in both its spoken and its written use.' Forever protean, the Association has survived the ravages of two world wars, traumatic transformations in English studies and in the educational universe.

Drawing upon primary materials, this centenary history documents the English Association’s path during its first hundred years. An account of its beginnings is followed by the story of its adaptation to historical transformations, its publications and its personalities. The English Association: One Hundred Years On is a celebration of the Association’s achievements to date—and a wonderful starting point for its consideration for the future.

2006 Hardback, 136 pages 0-900232-25-0 £15.00

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