This collection of essays places issues central to literary study, particularly the question of the canon, in the context of institutional practices in American colleges and universities. Lauter addresses such crucial concerns as what students should read and study, how standards of "quality" are defined and changed, the limits of theoretical discourse, and the ways race, gender, and class shape not only teaching, curricula, and research priorities, but collegiate personnel actions as well. The book examines critically the ...

Canons and Contexts 1991, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195068320

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Canons and Contexts 1991, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195055931

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