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Canons and Contexts

Paul Lauter


This collection of essays places issues central to literary study, particularly the question of the canon, in the context of institutional practices in American colleges and universities. Lauter addresses such crucial concerns as what students should read and study, how standards of "quality" are defined and changed, the limits of theoretical discourse, and the ways race, gender, and class shape not only teaching, curricula, and research priorities, but collegiate personnel actions as well. The book examines critically the variety of recent proposals for "reforming" higher education, and it ca ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780195055931
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195055931.001.0001


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Paul Lauter, author