from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The academic environment, community, or world.
- n. Academic life.
- n. A place in which instruction is given to students.
- n. A scholar, especially a pedant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An academy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The grove and gymnasium near Athens where Plato taught; the Academy; figuratively, any place of similar character.
- n. Hence [lowercase] An academy; a place for philosophic and literary intercourse or instruction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the academic world
(The term academe seems stilted to me, but maybe that's me.)
Cannadine is countering the currently favored view in academe, which is promulgated by a flatulent and often incoherent body of historical and literary scholarship known as colonial discourse theory.
I agree that Patricia White having a foot in practice and academe is a very good thing.
He'll need all those qualities, because jumping into academe is much harder than it looks.
Via Ron Charles on Twitter, this direct, stat filled condemnation of the ‘publish or peril’ ethic in academe, by Mark Bauerleinin in The Chronicle of Higher Education, and a call for emphasis to be placed on one-on-one interaction and conversation:
Traditionally, the response of Egyptologists to "pyramidiots", as Khufu-scorners are known in academe, has been to ensure that their own books are as impregnably boring as possible.
As those among them who are useful idiots leave their professorial chairs, due to age, maybe, just maybe, we will all get a little intellectual fresh air in academe, and thus in public life.
Later, in academe, I found similar junk like ‘the root metaphors of the radical humanist paradigm’.
To the extent they used their sinecures in academe to pollute literary study with political dogmatism, I find their actions pernicious in the extreme.
This essential incompatiblity between the protocols of the classroom and the imperatives of literature -- defined as particular works read for their immediate literary value -- is probably what most explains the decades-long move in academe away from an emphasis on "literature itself" to an emphasis on literary theory and cultural studies.