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The Making of the English Literary Canon

From the Middle Ages to the Late Eighteenth Century

by Trevor Ross

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • Literary theory,
  • Literature And Society,
  • Special Subjects In Literature,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages408
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8079053M
    ISBN 100773520805
    ISBN 109780773520806

    Jonathan Brody Kramnick’s book examines the formation of the English canon over the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century. Kramnick details how the idea of literary tradition emerged out of a prolonged engagement with the institutions of cultural modernity, from the public sphere and national identity to capitalism and the print market. Jeremy Lopez, associate professor of English at the University of Toronto, is questioning the history of this dichotomy drawn between Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights in an upcoming book, Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama, due out from Cambridge in early The goal: to rethink the contours of English drama apart from.

      In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content. RICHARD TERRY. Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past, – Oxford: Oxford, Pp. vii ⫹ $ By virtue of its broad learning, sober argument, and lucid style, Mr. Terry’s book is a helpful account of ‘‘how cultured people in the seventeenth and eighteenthcenturies Author: John Sitter. Concentrating on the period , this book explores how the English literary past was made. It charts how antiquarians unearthed the raw materials of the English (or more widely) British tradition; how scholars drafted narratives about the development of native literature; and how critics assigned the leading writers to canons of literary greatness.

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The Making of the English Literary Canon by Trevor Ross Download PDF EPUB FB2

The making of the English canon in Britain is a different thing from the perception of the English canon in France, as Howard Weinbrot has wittily shown. See Howard D. Weinbrot, “Enlightenment Canon Wars: Anglo–French Views of Literary Greatness,” ELH. CHOICE "The Making of the English Literary Canon is the definitive historical account of literary canon making in English.

Lucidly written and soundly researched, it makes accessible a vast body of materials that has barely received the critical attention it deserves.5/5(1). Book Description: An indigenous canon of letters, Ross argues, had been both the hope and aim of English authors since the Middle Ages.

Early authors believed that promoting the idea of a national literature would help publicize their work and favour literary production in the vernacular. What is a Literary Canon. (with pictures).

Read this book on Questia. 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.

Buy The Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late Eighteenth Century by Trevor Ross (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Jonathan Brody Kramnick's book examines the formation of the English canon over the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century.

Kramnick details how the idea of literary tradition emerged out of a prolonged engagement with the institutions of cultural modernity, from the public sphere and national identity to capitalism and the print market.5/5(1). The term canon derives from the Greek ‘kanon‘, meaning measuring The Making of the English Literary Canon book.

Since time immemorial we have gone about making such measures. Any such decisions are of course biased by the prevailing powers and opinions of the day. I have issues with the long-standing narrowness of the literary canon, but we do need a measuring stick.

A classic is a book, or any other work of art, accepted as being exemplary or noteworthy, for example through an imprimatur such as being listed in a list of great books, or through a reader's personal gh the term is often associated with the Western canon, it can be applied to works of literature, music and art, etc.

from all traditions, such as the Chinese classics or the. McGill-Queen’s University Press. In Duty Bound is an unprecedented look at Upper Canada's forgotten people and the ways in which their lives were by necessity bound in a mutual relationship of duty and obligation to the Upper Canadian state.

The Literary Canon Analysis will help you with any book or any question. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts, and your. This book explores how the English literary past was made. It charts how antiquarians unearthed the raw materials of the English (or more widely) British tradition; how scholars drafted narratives about the development of native literature; and how critics assigned the leading writers to canons of literary greatness.

According to Ross, the canon did not serve to promote future great writing at all (90). Rather, “[c]anon-making in this period was primarily intended to enhance the value of literature in the vernacular and to help foster the English literary system” (91).

The Color Purple, is a book that seems to have made it into the more modern literary canon. (it was published thirty years ago) it also won the Pulitzer Prize & national book. The danger seems to be in terming the canon as a closed box, a finished category, as the Only Source of Good Literature.

In assuming that if one reads any "canon" of a certain group of books–whether dead white men or multi-cultural–that one has therefore been exposed to what's necessary. Get this from a library. The making of the English literary canon: from the Middle Ages to the late eighteenth century.

[Trevor Thornton Ross] -- 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 English literary canon achieved its definitive shape during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. The idea of national tradition to which we have given a final burial was born at that time from debates over the past, Eighteenth-century literary critics looked to older works in response to a prolonged and pronounced transformation: the opening of the cultural product.

Jonathan Brody Kramnick's book examines the formation of the English canon over the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century.

Kramnick details how the idea of literary tradition emerged out of a prolonged engagement with the institutions of cultural modernity, from the public sphere and national identity to capitalism and the print market/5(3). The constitution of a literary heritage brings into play two axes: those of selection and combination.

It depends on the veneration of select authors and works (that is, their adoption into a canon) and on the combination of these into an intelligible ‘tradition’ or creative genealogy. In this book, the word ‘canon’ refers to a list of books maintained by personal or public opinion to.

Get this from a library. The making of the English literary canon: from the Middle Ages to the late eighteenth century. [Trevor Thornton Ross] -- Annotation 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.

Leslie A. Fiedler, a literary critic, was a professor of English at the State University of New York, at Buffalo. His well-known preoccupation with social and psychological issues emerged with Love and Death in the American Novel (), which became a major critical text of the s.The Making of the English Canon for the modem age.

In the following pages, I trace the formation of the canon through the initial moment of progress and refinement to the mid- century moment of decline and roughness. Bridging these two models is an important discussion among critics about the different status of commodity and.

We shouldn't ignore our history, but we need to help shape a better one! So excited about this topic, and excited to hear your thoughts. *I have new merch!*.