Conspiring with Forms: Life in Academic Texts

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780820337883: Conspiring with Forms: Life in Academic Texts

Breaking the silence on a number of sacrosanct aspects of higher education―and now and then raising the clamor about some highly politicized issues―Conspiring with Forms is a critique of both the academy and the discourse concerning its purposes and direction.

Academic life is embedded among forms, says Terry P. Caesar. It is a milieu of customs and conventions, practices and pretenses, all bursting with implications and hidden costs for the mainly mute and complicitous scholars who perpetuate them. Many of these forms are texts―proposals, letters of application and recommendation, dissertations, freshman composition
themes, and prefaces and acknowledgments in books. It is impossible, Caesar says, to be an academic and not produce them or, more important, be produced by them.

To discuss these texts, Caesar combines theoretical sophistication with subjective depth and a measure of urbane wit. Essentially, he turns some of the techniques of contemporary theory and criticism back onto the system from which they evolved. At the same time, he draws on his personal experiences, supplemented with excerpts from actual texts of his own and others.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Terry Caesar taught English and American literature at Clarion University and Mukogawa University in Japan. His books include "Speaking of Animals: Essays on Dogs and Others" and a memoir, "Before I Had a Mother." He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Review:

Caesar issues a most unusual and very welcome report from the soldiers in the ill-rewarded posts at the less prestigious colleges and ‘universities,' providing valuable data for a history of everyday academic life in late twentieth-century America.

(English Literature in Translation)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Terry P. Caesar
Published by University of Georgia
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2383727

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Terry P. Caesar
Published by University of Georgia Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Breaking the silence on a number of sacrosanct aspects of higher education-and now and then raising the clamor about some highly politicized issues-Conspiring with Forms is a critique of both the academy and the discourse concerning its purposes and direction.Academic life is embedded among forms, says Terry P. Caesar. It is a milieu of customs and conventions, practices and pretenses, all bursting with implications and hidden costs for the mainly mute and complicitous scholars who perpetuate them. Many of these forms are texts-proposals, letters of application and recommendation, dissertations, freshman composition themes, and prefaces and acknowledgments in books. It is impossible, Caesar says, to be an academic and not produce them or, more important, be produced by them.To discuss these texts, Caesar combines theoretical sophistication with subjective depth and a measure of urbane wit. Essentially, he turns some of the techniques of contemporary theory and criticism back onto the system from which they evolved. At the same time, he draws on his personal experiences, supplemented with excerpts from actual texts of his own and others. Bookseller Inventory # TNP9780820337883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Terry Caesar
Published by University of Georgia Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780820337883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Terry P. Caesar
Published by University of Georgia Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Breaking the silence on a number of sacrosanct aspects of higher education-and now and then raising the clamor about some highly politicized issues-Conspiring with Forms is a critique of both the academy and the discourse concerning its purposes and direction.Academic life is embedded among forms, says Terry P. Caesar. It is a milieu of customs and conventions, practices and pretenses, all bursting with implications and hidden costs for the mainly mute and complicitous scholars who perpetuate them. Many of these forms are texts-proposals, letters of application and recommendation, dissertations, freshman composition themes, and prefaces and acknowledgments in books. It is impossible, Caesar says, to be an academic and not produce them or, more important, be produced by them.To discuss these texts, Caesar combines theoretical sophistication with subjective depth and a measure of urbane wit. Essentially, he turns some of the techniques of contemporary theory and criticism back onto the system from which they evolved. At the same time, he draws on his personal experiences, supplemented with excerpts from actual texts of his own and others. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780820337883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Terry P. Caesar
Published by University of Georgia Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Breaking the silence on a number of sacrosanct aspects of higher education-and now and then raising the clamor about some highly politicized issues-Conspiring with Forms is a critique of both the academy and the discourse concerning its purposes and direction.Academic life is embedded among forms, says Terry P. Caesar. It is a milieu of customs and conventions, practices and pretenses, all bursting with implications and hidden costs for the mainly mute and complicitous scholars who perpetuate them. Many of these forms are texts-proposals, letters of application and recommendation, dissertations, freshman composition themes, and prefaces and acknowledgments in books. It is impossible, Caesar says, to be an academic and not produce them or, more important, be produced by them.To discuss these texts, Caesar combines theoretical sophistication with subjective depth and a measure of urbane wit. Essentially, he turns some of the techniques of contemporary theory and criticism back onto the system from which they evolved. At the same time, he draws on his personal experiences, supplemented with excerpts from actual texts of his own and others. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780820337883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Terry Caesar
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780820337883_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Caesar, Terry
Published by University of Georgia Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780820337883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Terry Caesar
Published by University of Georgia Press
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 220 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.5in.Breaking the silence on a number of sacrosanct aspects of higher educationand now and then raising the clamor about some highly politicized issuesConspiring with Forms is a critique of both the academy and the discourse concerning its purposes and direction. Academic life is embedded among forms, says Terry P. Caesar. It is a milieu of customs and conventions, practices and pretenses, all bursting with implications and hidden costs for the mainly mute and complicitous scholars who perpetuate them. Many of these forms are textsproposals, letters of application and recommendation, dissertations, freshman composition themes, and prefaces and acknowledgments in books. It is impossible, Caesar says, to be an academic and not produce them or, more important, be produced by them. To discuss these texts, Caesar combines theoretical sophistication with subjective depth and a measure of urbane wit. Essentially, he turns some of the techniques of contemporary theory and criticism back onto the system from which they evolved. At the same time, he draws on his personal experiences, supplemented with excerpts from actual texts of his own and others. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780820337883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Caesar, Terry
Published by University of Georgia Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780820337883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

CAESAR
Published by University of Georgia Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0820337889 ISBN 13: 9780820337883
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Georgia Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780820337883 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0795130

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book