In the Canon's Mouth: Dispatches from the Culture Wars

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Changing the canon, multiculturalism, feminism, political correctness - issues that began in the academy have now become a matter of civic interest. The debate pivots on definitions of culture: what it is or isn't, who makes it, what it is for, how it is taught and who gets to decide. In the Canon's Mouth brings together the articles, reviews, and lectures that became salvos in the culture wars. Produced by the always-provocative Lillian Robinson between 1982 and 1996, these essays address such issues as ...
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Changing the canon, multiculturalism, feminism, political correctness - issues that began in the academy have now become a matter of civic interest. The debate pivots on definitions of culture: what it is or isn't, who makes it, what it is for, how it is taught and who gets to decide. In the Canon's Mouth brings together the articles, reviews, and lectures that became salvos in the culture wars. Produced by the always-provocative Lillian Robinson between 1982 and 1996, these essays address such issues as separating the politics from aesthetics in feminist challenges to the canon; how to make an honest anthology - and how not to: and how government censors get away with tagging university reformers with the censor label.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780253333094
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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Lillian S. Robinson, Professor of English at East Carolina University, has held teaching and research posts at MIT, SUNY/Buffalo, the Sorbonne, Stanford, Wellesley, Tulsa, Albright, Scripps, San Diego State, Hawaii, Texas, and Virginia Tech. She is the author of Sex, Class, and Culture and Monstrous Regiment, as well as a co-author of Feminist Scholarship.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Dispatches: Introduction
Treason Our Text: Feminist Challenges to the Literary Canon 1
Their Canon, Our Arsenal 23
Feminist Criticism: How Do We know We've Won? 38
Is There Class in This Text?: On The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women 49
The Queen's Necklace 67
Canon Fathers and Myth Universe 77
In the Canon's Mouth 94
What Culture Should Mean 104
I, Too, Am America 112
... Canons to Left of Them 119
Waving the Flag of Racism and Sexism: The Semiotics and Politics of "Political Correctness" 127
Firing the Literary Canons 139
The Practice of Theories: An Immodest Proposal 147
"The Great Unexamined": Silence, Speech, and Glass 158
The Culture, Stupid 170
Index 187
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