Literary Canon Analysis

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Literary Canon

The literary Canon should not be abolished, but simply modified and modernized to suit the changes that have occurred in the world. The Canon was usually associated with the literary work of white Europeans, but after the 1980s changes occurred as the work of African Americans and women became more stage centered sparking a debate about the canon. The core of the canon comes from the literary works of the 19th century and that core should remain constant as the foundation, but it should be more flexible and open to the new ideas of the 20th and 21st century. The work of the minorities must be added to provide much more variety. The theory of a [open canon] by Sakara Bubikova in her article “The Formation and Transformation
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The canon should not be viewed purely on European immigration because after all it 's the American Canon it should fill Americans with pride so it should have the work of all who contributed to the American literature. By adding the work of minorities to the Canon that would end the viewing of it as European and would add a sense of American nationalism to it as the canon should have a feeling of pride and nationalism to the American audience and the American society is very divided so that it fills all Americans in pride it should have the work of all Americans especially the minorities. Now of course it’s not all roses as opening the canon up has its flaws as said by John Guillory an English Professor at the New York University who was quoted in the Article written in The New York Times by Rachel Donadio “Revisiting the Canon Wars” “I’m also concerned that this new field seems to be so

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