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Canons by Consensus: Critical Trends and American Literature Anthologies (American Literary Realism and Naturalism)
by by Joseph Csicsila
Binding: Hardcover, Original edition, 288 pages
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Weight: 100
Dimension: H: 1.3 x L: 9 x W: 6 inches
ISBN:9780817313975

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Scholars have long noted the role that college literary anthologies play in the rising and falling reputations of American authors. Canons by Consensus examines this classroom fixture in detail to challenge and correct a number of assumptions about the development of the literary canon throughout the 20th century. Joseph Csicsila examines more than 80 anthologies published since 1919 and traces not only the critical fortunes of individual authors, but also the treatment of entire genres and groupings of authors by race, region, gender, and formal approach. In doing so, he calls into question accusations of deliberate or inadvertent sexism and racism. For instance, the space allocated to many women writers in the classroom textbooks assigned for college courses of the 1920s and 1930s is found to match or exceed these writers' presence in literature textbooks of the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, the selections by anthology editors, Csicsila demonstrates, have always been governed far more by prevailing trends in academic criticism than by personal bias. Academic anthologies are found to constitute a rich and often overlooked resource for studying American literature, as well as an irrefutable record of the academy's changing literary tastes throughout the last century.


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