Reading the Canon

the canon claims to tell us which texts are valuable enough to be guarded and
passed on to posterity. A third way in which the canon attains meaning is related
specifically to the disciplines of literary and cultural studies, in which canonical ...

Reading the Canon

Reading the Canon

‘Reading the Canon’ explores the relation between the production of literary value and the problem of periodization, tracing how literary tastes, particular reader communities, and sites of literary learning shape the organization of literature in historical perspective. Rather than suggesting a political critique of the canon, this book shows that the production of literary relevance and its tacit hierarchies of value are necessary consequences of how reading and writing are organized as social practices within different fields of literary activity. ‘Reading the Canon’ offers a comprehensive theoretical account of the conundrums still defining contemporary debates about literary value; the book also features a series of historically-inflected author studies—from classics, such as Shakespeare and Thomas Pynchon, to less likely figures, such as John Neal and Owen Johnson—that illustrate how the idea of literary relevance has been appropriated throughout history and across a variety of national and transnational literary institutions.

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Reading the Canon
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Philipp Löffler
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

‘Reading the Canon’ explores the relation between the production of literary value and the problem of periodization, tracing how literary tastes, particular reader communities, and sites of literary learning shape the organization of literature in historical perspective. Rather than suggesting a political critique of the canon, this book shows that
Reclaiming the Canon
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Herman L. Sinaiko
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Yale University Press

Herman Sinaiko is renowned for his gifts as a guide to exploring and appreciating the humanities. This book brings to general readers Sinaiko’s thoughts on, and invitations to read or reread, a wide selection of major literary and philosophical works—from ancient Greek to Chinese to modern. Taking a conversational approach,
Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Lizbeth Goodman, W.R. Owens
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-21 - Publisher: Routledge

A clear introduction to the idea of the canon, exploring the process by which certain works, and not others, receive high cultural status. The work of Shakespeare and Aphra Behn is used to illustrate and challenge this process.
The Canon Manual
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Paul Jonas
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

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The Canon of the Mass: Its History, Theology, and Art
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Jerome Gassner
Categories: Mass
Type: BOOK - Published: 1949 - Publisher:

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