The Hospitable Canon

The Hospitable Canon

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The papers in this book respond to the public debate over literary canons, in the United States, and elsewhere, by placing the political-ideological aspects of the conflict inside perspectives derived from comparative literature. Canons are seen by most of the contributors as based on democratic and communal intentions or choices inevitable filtered through and colored by historical experiences and social biases.An examination of the canonical process over many centuries reveals both the impressive durability of its elements and the amazing flexibility of its outlines. The careful individual analyses, as well as the thought-provoking general contributions in this volume agree that the democracy of play is one of the strongest bonds uniting the human race. A“Canons or canonsA”, the contributors argue, are based on it and reflect the intimate interdependence of cultural and intellectual matters with the workings of society as a whole. Contributors Charles Altieri, Lilian R. Furst, Michael G. Cooke, Robert Royal, Roger Shattuck, Rosa E.M.D. Penna, Glen M. Johnson, Yves Chevrel, Raymond A. Prier, Peter Walker, Christopher Clausen, Virgil Nemoianu.Essays on Literary Play, Scholarly Choice, and Popular Pressures Virgil Nemoianu, Robert Royal ... This means that it has been possible, during these last thirty years, to try to develop a new way of training future humanities teachers . ... disciplines (it is easier, at present, to become a teacher of mathematics than a teacher of philosophy, for example, because France needs more teachers of mathematics);anbsp;...


Title:The Hospitable Canon
Author: Virgil Nemoianu, Robert Royal
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1991-01-01
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