The Making of the Modern Canon : Genesis and Crisis of a Literary Idea

By: Gorak, JanMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandBloomsbury Academic Collections: English Literary Criticism: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014Description: 1 online resource (324 p.)ISBN: 9781472511423Subject(s): Canon (Literature) | Criticism -- History -- 20th century | Frye, Northrop | Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans), 1909-2001 | Kermode, Frank, 1919-2010 | Literature, Modern -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Said, Edward WGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Making of the Modern Canon : Genesis and Crisis of a Literary IdeaDDC classification: 801.95 | 801/.95 LOC classification: PN81 .G64 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Foreword; Introduction: The Canon Debate; 1 More Than Just A Rule: The Early History of the Canon; 2 A Whole World of Reading: The Modern History of the Canon; 3 Sir Ernst Gombrich and the Functionalist Canon; 4 Northrop Frye and the Visionary Canon; 5 Frank Kermode and the Canon of Interpretation; 6 Edward Said and the Open Canon; Conclusion - Cultural Studies: Towards a New Canon?; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: This book is part of a series which moves the canon debate of the 1980s forward into a new multidisciplinary and cross-cultural phase by investigating problems of canon formation across the whole humanistic field. Some volumes explore the linguistic, political or anthropological dimensions of canonicity. Others examine the historical canons of individual disciplines. The important contribution to the canon debate is remarkable in examining the actual process of canon formation from three unusual and complementary angles. The first two chapters discuss historical attitudes to canons from antiqu
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Cover; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Foreword; Introduction: The Canon Debate; 1 More Than Just A Rule: The Early History of the Canon; 2 A Whole World of Reading: The Modern History of the Canon; 3 Sir Ernst Gombrich and the Functionalist Canon; 4 Northrop Frye and the Visionary Canon; 5 Frank Kermode and the Canon of Interpretation; 6 Edward Said and the Open Canon; Conclusion - Cultural Studies: Towards a New Canon?; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

This book is part of a series which moves the canon debate of the 1980s forward into a new multidisciplinary and cross-cultural phase by investigating problems of canon formation across the whole humanistic field. Some volumes explore the linguistic, political or anthropological dimensions of canonicity. Others examine the historical canons of individual disciplines. The important contribution to the canon debate is remarkable in examining the actual process of canon formation from three unusual and complementary angles. The first two chapters discuss historical attitudes to canons from antiqu

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Professor Jan Gorak teaches at he University of Denver. His publications include God the Artist (1987), Critic of Crisis (1987) and The Alien Mind of Raymond Williams (1988).

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