LitLab: What Counts? Canons Past, Present, and Future


Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:30pm

What are canons when it comes to literature? Where do they come from? Who makes them? For whom? What are they good for (and not good for?) How do canons change over time? How do you read and experience works that are presented to you as “canonical”? In this session, we’ll think about the place of literary canons in our lives and studies, and how regimes of value (which both include and exclude) evolve, change, and reflect what we believe and aspire to. 

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