1st Edition

Canon Vs. Culture Reflections on the Current Debate

Edited By Jan Gorak Copyright 2001
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    Canon Vs. Culture explores the consequences of one of the main educational shifts of the last quarter century-- the changes from academic inquiry conducted through a selected list of accepted authorities to an investigation of the cultural operations of an entire society.

    Part 1 Why the Revolution Happened; Chapter 1 Opening the American Mind, William E. Cain; Chapter 2 Canon Fodder, Jessica Munns; Chapter 3 Curricular Shifts in the Study and Teaching of French, Philip Thody; Part 2 Old Canons/New Disciplines; Chapter 4 No Contest, No History, Geoffrey Hawthorn; Chapter 5 Accounting for Differences, Bernth Lindfors; Chapter 6 The Politics of Poetics, Sandra Lea Meek; Part 3 The Canon as Historical Phenomenon; Chapter 7 The Origin of the Concept of a Canon and Its Application to the Greek and Latin Classics, George A. Kennedy; Chapter 8 The Land Where the Canon B(l)ooms:, Jeffrey L. Sammons; Chapter 9 Canon and the Traditions of Musical Culture, William Weber; Part 4 Old Canons / New Readings; Chapter 10 Dances with Daffodils, J. Edward Chamberlin; Chapter 11 Intertextuality and Dialogue, James A. Sanders; Chapter 12 Reflections on the Eighteenth-Century Canon, Jan Gorak;


    Jan Gorak