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Debating the Canon A Reader from Addison to Nafisi

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ISBN-10: 1403968209

ISBN-13: 9781403968203

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lee Morrissey, Lee Morrissey

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Over the past two decades, the debate over 'great books' has been one of the key public controversies concerning the cultural content of higher education. This text provides a primary-source overview of these ongoing debates.
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List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lee Morrissey is Professor of English at Clemson University. He is the author ofFrom the Temple to the Castle: An Architectural History of British Literature, 1660-1760(1999) and the editor ofDebating the Canon: A Reader, from Addison to Nafisi(2005).

Introduction: "The Canon Brawl: Arguments over the Canon"
from The Tatler, No. 108 (Thursday, December 15, to Saturday, December 17, 1709)
from "Of the Standard of Taste," Essays (1757)
from "Preface to the Plays of William Shakespeare" (1765)
"Why not all agree, as you can all read the book?" from a speech to the Boston Missionary Society (1828)
from "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time," Essays in Criticism (1865)
"Tradition and the Individual Talent," The Sacred Wood (1919)
from Mass Civilization and Minority Culture (1933)
"Reading and the Growth of the Mind," How to Read a Book (1940)
from "Odysseus' Scar," Mimesis (1946; trans. 1953)
from "Persecution and the Art of Writing," Persecution and the Art of Writing (1952)
from "On National Culture," Wretched of the Earth (1961)
from "Commitment: The Politics of Autonomous Art," New Left Review (1962)
"Colonialist Criticism," Hopes and Impediments (1974, 1988)
from "The Female Tradition," A Literature of Their Own (1977)
from "A Map for Rereading: Or, Gender and the Interpretation of Literary Texts," New Literary History (1980)
from "The Field of Cultural Production, Or: The Economic World Reversed," The Field of Cultural Production (1983)
from "To Reclaim a Legacy," American Education (1985)
from "Sexual Politics and Critical Judgment," in Gregory S. Jay and David L. Miller, Eds., After Strange Texts (1985)
from "'But Is It Any Good?': The Institutionalization of Literary Value," Sensational Designs (1985)
from "Volume I: Introduction," Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (1987)
"The Student and the University," The Closing of the American Mind (1987)
from "Rise of the Fragmented Curriculum," Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know (1987)
from "Canon and Period," History and Value (1988)
from "Contingencies of Value," Contingencies of Value (1988)
from "The Concept of the Canon," The Voice in the Margin (1989)
from "An Idea and Ideal of Literary Canon," Canons and Consequences (1990)
from "Introduction: The Death of Literature," Death of Literature (1990)
from "Speaking Against the Humanities," Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education (1990; rev. 1998)
from "Canon Theory and Emergent Practice," Canons and Contents (1991)
"Why We Read: Canon to the Right of Me...," The Nation (1991)
from "The Master's Pieces: On Canon Formation and the African-American Tradition," Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars (1992)
from "Introduction: Conflict in America," Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education (1992)
from "Preface" and "Canonical and Noncanonical: The Current Debate," Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation (1993)
from "The Rites of Interpretation," The Rise of Eurocentrism (1993)
from "Connecting Empire to Secular Interpretation," Culture and Imperialism (1994)
from "Higher Education and American Liberalism," Public Access (1994)
from "An Elegy for the Canon," The Western Canon: The Books and the School of Ages (1994)
from "To Whom To Give To," The Gift of Death (1992, trans. 1995)
from "Greatness," Symptoms of Culture (1998)
from "On The Inspirational Value of Great Works of Literature," Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America (1998)
from "A Flock of Cultures: A Trivial Proposal," The Rise and Fall of English (1998)
from Sections 16, 17, 18, and 19 of Part II, "Gatsby," Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (2002)