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Bursting Canon

Bernard Bergonzi

in Exploding English

Published in print May 1991 | ISBN: 9780198112617
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.003.0005

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Bursting Canon

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This chapter discusses a global expansion and steady advance into the present, as well as a description of the future. The discussions include ideological pressures for a backward revision of the canon, and uncovering neglected texts of the past by women and working-class writers.

Keywords: global expansion; ideological pressures; canon; neglected texts; working-class writers; women

Chapter.  5247 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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