Canon vs. Culture

Canon vs. Culture : Reflections on the Current Debate

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Canon Vs. Culture explores the consequences of one of the main educational shifts of the last quarter century-- the changes from academic inquiry conducted through a selected list of accepted authorities to an investigation of the cultural operations of an entire society.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.95mm | 557g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138988065
  • 9781138988064

Table of contents

Part One: Why the Revolution Happened
Opening the American Mind: Reflections on the "Canon" Controversy William E. Cain
Canon Fodder: Women's Studies and the (British) Literary Canon Jessica Munns
Curricular Shifts in the Study and Teaching of French Philip Thody
Part Two: Old Canons/New Disciplines
No Contest, No History: The Sociological Canon Geoffrey Hawthorn
Accounting for Differences: Teaching and Researching African Literatures Bernth Lindfors
The Politics of Poetics: Creative Writing Programs and the Double canon of Contemporary Poetry Sandra lee Meek
Part Three: The Canon as Historical Phenomenon
The Origin of the Concept of a Canon and Its Application to the Greek and Latin Classics George A. Kennedy
The Land Where the Canon B(l)ooms: Observations on the German Canon and its Opponents, There and Here Jeffrey L. Sammons
Canon and the Traditions of Musical Culture William Weber
Part Four: Old Canons/ New Readings
Dances with daffodills: Wordsworth and the Postcolonial Canon J. Edward Chamberlain
Intertextuality and Dialogue: New Approaches to the Scriptural Canon James A. Sanders
Reflections on the Eighteenths-Century Canon: Disciplinary Changes in the Humanities Jan Gorak
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