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At Fault: Joyce and the Crisis of the Modern University

Sebastian D.G. Knowles


At Fault: James Joyce and the Crisis of the Modern University argues that American universities have lost their way and that the works of James Joyce will put them back on the scent. In American university education today, an excess of caution has led to a serious error in our education system. To be “at fault” is to have lost one’s path: the university’s current crisis in confidence can be addressed by attending to the lessons that Joyce teaches us. Joyce models risk-taking in all three areas of the academic enterprise: research, teaching, and service. His texts go out of bounds, resisting th ... More

Keywords: university education, James Joyce, risk-taking, humanism, interdisciplinarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056920
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sebastian D.G. Knowles, author
Ohio State University