The Anglophile Academy

Elisa Tamarkin

in Anglophilia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780226789446
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226789439 | DOI:
The Anglophile Academy

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This chapter considers the importance of Anglophilia to college life in the nineteenth century and to the academic mystique that it sustains. Why has intellectual and university culture historically assumed pretensions toward Britain? Where do the English accents come from? Figures such as George Ticknor, Edward T. Channing, James Russell Lowell, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow shaped a philosophy of intellectualism in America that patterns not only the content and pedagogic practices of higher education but also the daily routines and social pleasures of academic life.

Keywords: Anglophilia; college life; nineteenth century; intellectual culture; university culture; Britain; academic life

Chapter.  32734 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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