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The Canonical Debate Today : Crossing Disciplinary and Cultural Boundaries

Papadima, Liviu ;Damrosch, David ;D'Haen, Theo ;D'Haen, Theo

2011

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    The Canonical Debate Today : Crossing Disciplinary and Cultural Boundaries
  • Author: Papadima, Liviu ; Damrosch, David ; D'Haen, Theo ; D'Haen, Theo
  • Description: The Canonical Debate Today. Crossing Disciplinary and Cultural Boundaries re-enacts the canonical issues current in the ’90s from a new perspective, triggered by the changes that occurred worldwide in understanding the concepts and the status of theory, in the legacy of literary studies within the field of humanities, and in cultural production and reception. During the last decade discussions of globalization mostly took into account its impact on the status of academic disciplines such as comparative literature or cultural studies, or the reconfiguration of national literary fields. These debates do not dispense with canonicity altogether but make it more urgent and necessary. Canons seen as sets of norms or regulatory practices are central to the formation of disciplines, to the recognition and transmission of values, even to the articulation of discourses on identity on various levels.The three sections of the volume deal with three interrelated subjects: theories and applicable contexts of the canon ( Canons and Contexts ), recent transformations in the area of literary studies in response to the task of canon formation ( Reshaping Literary Studies ), and the challenges brought to the understanding of the canon(s) by the current process of re-defining literary and cultural boundaries ( Transgressing Literary and Cultural Boundaries ). This volume will appeal to researchers, teachers, and students of cultural studies, comparative literature, and literary theory..
    Intro -- The Canonical Debate Today: Crossing Disciplinary and Cultural Boundaries -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Introduction: A Can(n)on in Need Is a Can(n)on Indeed -- I. CANONS AND CONTEXTS -- How Many Canons Do We Need? World Literature, National Literature, European Literature -- Opening the Boundaries of National Literatures: From a Multicultural to a Transnational Literary Canon. The American Challenge -- The Canon Question and the Value of Theory: Towards a New (Non-) Concept of Universality -- European Literary Canon-Building as Federalist Phenomenology -- What to Do about Constructing the Literary Canon: Canonicity and Canonical Criteria -- From Art to Literature: Towards a Counter-Canonical Canon? -- Episteme and Literary Canon. A Parallel between Michel Foucault and Harold Bloom -- The Literary Canon and its Religious Precursor -- Against the Canon: Jean Cocteau or the Rise of the Gay Cultural Icon -- The Day Before, the Day After. Canonic and Self-Legitimation Changes in the Romanian Literature Before and After the Fall of the Communist Regime -- II. RESHAPING LITERARY STUDIES -- Comparative World Literature -- Globalization and Comparative Literature Revisited – An Analytical Survey -- ‘Global Literature’ – In Search of a Definition -- The Classic Modern Canon and the Disciplinary Separation -- Historiography or Rhetoric? A Road (Not) Taken in the Evolution of the Literary Field -- III. TRANSGRESSING LITERARY AND CULTURAL BOUNDARIES -- ‘Ceci tuera cela’? Literary Canons and the Challenge of Visual Imagery and Popular Culture -- Popular Culture and the Romanian Postmodernist Canon. The Case of Comics’ Authors -- National versus World Literature Seen as a Confrontation between Modernism and Balkanism -- Modernism and the Male World: The Crisis of Masculinity in The Bed of Procrustes -- To Label, to Compare, to Appropriate… As a Strategy of Foreign Literary Criticism -- National Enlisting / European Rallying. Access Criteria to the Continental Space for Romanian Literature -- A Romanian Product Refused for Export: Mihai Eminescu, National Poet -- Openings of the Romanian Poetry Anthologies Translated into French. Canonical Variations during the Communist Period -- ABOUT THE AUTHORS -- .
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: New York: BRILL
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9789042032828 ; ISBN: 9789042032811
  • Subjects: Bible -- Canon
  • Language: English

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