Scottish Orientalists and India

Scottish Orientalists and India

Author: Avril Ann Powell

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843835790

Category: History

Page: 338

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A detailed assessment of how Western thinking about India developed in the nineteenth century, focusing on the exceptionally full lives of the scholar-administrator Muir brothers.

Nineteenth-century Scottish Rhetoric

Nineteenth-century Scottish Rhetoric

Author: Winifred Bryan Horner

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809314703

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Winifred Bryan Horner argues that an understanding of the changes that occurred in the content of nineteenth-century courses in logic, rhetoric, and belles lettres taught in Scottish universities provides important critical insight into the development of the twentieth-century American composition course, as well as courses in English literature and critical theory. Because of the inaccessibility of primary materials documenting the changes in courses taught at Scottish universities, the impression remains that the nineteenth century represents a break with the traditional school curriculum rather than a logical transition to a new focus of study. Horner has discovered that the notes of students who attended these classes—meticulously transcribed records of the lectures that professors dictated in lieu of printed texts—provide reliable documentation of the content of courses taught during the period. Using these records, Horner traces the evolution of current traditional composition, developed in the United States in the first part of the twentieth century, from courses taught in nineteenth-century, northern Scottish universities. She locates the beginning of courses in English literature and belletristic composition in the southern schools, particularly Edinburgh. Horner’s study opens new vistas for the study of the evolution of university curricula, especially the never before acknowledged influence of belletristric rhetoric on the development of the North American composition course.

Becoming a Physician

Becoming a Physician

Author: Thomas Neville Bonner

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801864828

Category: Medical

Page: 430

View: 718

"A lucid map of the changes in pedagogy over two hundred years in four major centres of learning in the western world." -- English Historical Review

Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, C.1850-1950

Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, C.1850-1950

Author: Laura Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781786940599

Category: History

Page: 290

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This book is the first comprehensive history of medical student culture and medical education in Ireland from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1950s. Utilising a variety of rich sources, including novels, newspapers, student magazines, doctors' memoirs, and oral history accounts, it examines Irish medical student life and culture, incorporating students' educational and extra-curricular activities at all of the Irish medical schools. The book investigates students' experiences in the lecture theatre, hospital, dissecting room and outside their studies, such as in 'digs', sporting teams and in student societies, illustrating how representations of medical students changed in Ireland over the period and examines the importance of class, religious affiliation and the appropriate traits that students were expected to possess. It highlights religious divisions as well as the dominance of the middle classes in Irish medical schools while also exploring institutional differences, the students' decisions to pursue medical education, emigration and the experiences of women medical students within a predominantly masculine sphere. Through an examination of the history of medical education in Ireland, this book builds on our understanding of the Irish medical profession while also contributing to the wider scholarship of student life and culture. It will appeal to those interested in the history of medicine, the history of education and social history in modern Ireland.