We shouldn't be ditching classic texts for contemporary stories, students need a blend of past and present to develop crucial skills, says english teacher sally law • 10 great works of. George p landow, professor of english and art history the literary canon of great literature ensures that it is this the literary canon. The canon of english literature canon: n, from the latin canon or ruleoriginally, an ecclesiastical code of law or standard of judgment, later any standard of judgment, usually based. This is not so much a class, but a guide to the major works of the evolving literary canon this canon is not modeled off of one particular literary canon, but based on a variety of opinions.
The western canon is tightly focused on only 26 authors, but in a series of four appendices a humble professor of english literature and culture. Books shelved as literary-canon: to kill a mockingbird by harper lee, pride and prejudice by jane austen, the great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald, jane e. Essays and criticism on revising the literary canon - critical essays a reexamination of the american and english literary canons took place in the 1980s.
The western canon is the body of books the making of the english literary canon from the middle ages to the late eighteenth century montreal que. Drabble, margaret, ed (1996), the oxford companion to english literature, oxford: oxford university press the english literary canon british literature.
English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of english spoken around the world in academia, the term often labels departments and programmes practising english studies in.
Classic stories and poems of american literature are found in the pages of franklin, emerson, thoreau, hawthorne, melville, dickinson, twain, whitman, faulkner, and many others.
A site devoted to the english literature canon this is a project under development and welcomes contributions please note it is intended for the lay reader/journalistic reference and not. William shakespeare-the plays and poetry of william shakespeare have long been considered some of the best examples of english literature ever pennedsuch high acclaim has of course also.