Literature Lost : Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:7/21/1997 - Yale University Press
By: John M. Ellis
In Literature Lost, John Ellis subjects the fashionable notions that now dominate college curricula in the humanities to a careful historical and logical analysis. The result is a devastating critique and a comprehensive rebuttal of the claims made for the reigning orthodoxy.In the span of less than a generation, university humanities departments have experienced an almost unbelievable reversal of attitudes, now attacking and undermining what had previously been considered best and most worthy in the Western tradition. In a clear voice, with forceful logic, Ellis speaks out against the orthodoxy that has installed race, gender, and class perspectives at the center of college humanities curricula. .