The Resource Constitution of English literature : the state, the nation and the canon, Michael Gardiner

Constitution of English literature : the state, the nation and the canon, Michael Gardiner

Label
Constitution of English literature : the state, the nation and the canon
Title
Constitution of English literature
Title remainder
the state, the nation and the canon
Statement of responsibility
Michael Gardiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this extended essay, Michael Gardiner examines the ideology of the discipline of English Literature in the light of the serious redefining work on England and Englishness that has been conductedin Political Studiesin the last decade. He argues that English Literature emerges from the development of the state and that consequently it has suppressed the idea of the nation. His claim is that English Literature has lost its form since its methodology and canonicity depended so heavily on a constitutional form which can no longer be defended. He calls upon those working in English Literature to recognise that they are not really participating in the same discipline, defined by the Burkean constitutional settlement, even if they think of themselves as writing 'within the canon'. His view is that a lack of appreciation of 'hard-edged' political factors have led to a 'continuant' and regressive form of English Literature which tends to hang on to stifling methodologies. In its place, he appeals for the creation of a more open-ended, inclusive, internationalist, and comparative 'literature of England'
Cataloging source
VDU
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Constitution of English literature : the state, the nation and the canon, Michael Gardiner
Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The literary form of the British state -- The Greenwich Meridian, Greenwich -- Imperial sovereignty -- Modernism as constitutional conservatism -- Declaring bankruptcy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781472544384
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b3376024x
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remote
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sks3376024x

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