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The making of the English literary canon : from the Middle Ages to the late eighteenth century

Author: Trevor Thornton Ross
Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is widely accepted among literary scholars that canon-formation began in the eighteenth century when scholarly editions and critical treatments of older works, designed to educate readers about the national literary heritage, appeared for the first time. In The Making of the English Literary Canon Trevor Ross challenges this assumption, arguing that canon-formation was going on well before the eighteenth century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Thornton Ross
ISBN: 9780773516830 0773516832 0773520805 9780773520806
OCLC Number: 42308103
Description: x, 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ht. 1. Versions of Canonic Harmony. 1. Early Gestures --
pt. 2. Consequences of Presentism. 2. Albion's Parnassus and the Professional Author. 3. Uses of the Dead --
pt. 3. Defining a Cultural Field. 4. Value into Knowledge. 5. Fall of Apollo --
pt. 4. Consumption and Canonic Hierarchy. 6. Reading the Canon. 7. Basis for Criticism. Epilogue: How Poesy Became Literature.
Responsibility: Trevor Ross.

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Covering a period that extends from the Middle Ages to the institutionalisation of literature in the eighteenth century, this work traces the evolution of cultural attitudes toward literature in  Read more...

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"An important analytical history of the cultural perceptions of English literature ... strongly recommended, particularly for graduate students, researchers, and faculty." CHOICE "The Making of the Read more...

 
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