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The Progress of Poesy: Making an English Canon

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

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) ... More


Making the Female Canon

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The final quarter of the 18th century sees the appearance of the first multi-volume compilations of English poetry, including John Bell's The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill ... More


Myths of Origin: The Canon of Pre-Chaucerian Poetry

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Since long before the English Augustan era, it had been a commonplace that English literature began in the age of Geoffrey Chaucer, either through his offices or, more rarely, through those of his ... More


Classicists and Gothicists: The Division of the Estate

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the rivalry between the classical and gothic literature that still animates our own perception not just of our literary past but also of our present-day literary possibilities, ... More


Johnson's Lives of the Poets

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

There is no doubt that Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets are a significant contribution to the scripting of the English poetic past. Latterly, however, there has been a tendency for their impact to ... More


Colonial education and the shaping of Philippine literature in English

Isabel Pefianco Martin

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When the Americans arrived in the Philippines in 1898, English was systematically promoted as the language that would “civilize” the Filipinos. It was the language that the colonizer introduced to ... More


John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Jane Griffiths

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first book-length study of Skelton for almost twenty years (including the only substantial study to date of Skelton's translation of the Bibliotheca Historica of Diodorus Siculus), ... More


Macpherson and Percy

Nick Groom

in The Making of Percy's Reliques

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the conflict between Thomas Percy and Celtic bard James Macpherson on the subject of literary antiquarianism. The rival claims of Percy and Macpherson on the literary ... More


Constituents of Canonical Status

Peter A. Alces

in A Theory of Contract Law: Empirical Insights and Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195371604
eISBN:
9780199893447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371604.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter identifies the components of the cases that are identified by case books, legal treatises, Restatements of Contract, legislation, and other sources as canonical. These cases establish ... More


The Curse of the Canon: Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are Not To Blame

Michael Simpson

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In 1968, at the onset of the most traumatic phase of the civil war in post-colonial Nigeria, Ola Rotimi staged a production of his new play The Gods Are Not To Blame, which is, amongst other things, ... More


Reading and Remembering Ann Radcliffe

Melissa Sodeman

in Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791328
eISBN:
9780804792790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791328.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Ann Radcliffe’s fiction taps into the historical consciousness opened up by Sophia Lee to depict, in a different way, the problems of historical recovery. Radcliffe’s scenes of reading emphasize what ... More


Introduction: The Lyric Canon

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction discusses the history and meaning of the term ‘canon’, as established by Ruhnken, and explains the connotations of the term’s usage in modern scholarship. The discussion centres on ... More


Commemorating Scott: ‘That Imperial Man’

Ann Rigney

in The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 6 concentrates on public recollections of Scott the author. It begins with an analysis of the strategies Scott used to brand himself as the ‘author of Waverley’, and then goes on to give an ... More


The Literary Canon and the Literary Critic in the Twenty-First Century

Mark William Roche

in Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter gleams into the present and future of literature and literary criticism. For centuries, critics were united in their declaration of what works of literature were greater than others. The ... More


Introduction

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The chapter discusses the author's interest on Aaron Hill, which began when he was a graduate student in mid-1980s, working on the relationship between patriotism and poetry in the Walpole era. Hill ... More


Shaping History in the 1st and 2nd Centuries CE in Its Literary Culture

Eve-Marie Becker

in The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter studies the interrelation of history-writing and literary culture. It considers the function of history-writing within the context of Hellenistic literary culture, as historiography at ... More


Russians and “Others”: The Text as Territory

Kathleen Parthé

in Russia's Dangerous Texts: Politics Between the Lines

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098518
eISBN:
9780300138221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098518.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the literary canon in Russia came to be perceived as national territory and property to be defended not so much from external threats as from aliens within. It suggests that ... More


Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity

Edmund J. Smyth (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236948
eISBN:
9781781380604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236948.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although critics continue to debate whether Jules Verne's work is ‘true’ science fiction (SF), rather than scientific romance, Verne is widely credited as one of the founders of the genre, and in the ... More


Introduction

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the work of John Skelton. It then describes the primary aims of the book, which are to provide a new reading of Skelton's work, and ... More


‘[L]et a girl read’: Periodicals and Women’s Literary Canon Formation

Rachael Scarborough King

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Examining periodical articles by both men and women in the second half of the eighteenth century, Rachel King argues that the periodical was a key extra-academic site for the discussion of women’s ... More


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