canonicity


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canonicity

(theory, jargon)
The extent to which something is canonical.
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In this seminar, different positions were held, from nationalistic approaches to more internationalistic ones, showing the academia's diversity of insights on the topic of canonicity.
In fact Pittock's essay nowhere addresses canonicity, or explains what the Enlightenment understood by 'cosmopolitan', and 'nationalism' is introduced only as the brain-child of Herder (the aftermath of the French Revolution is not mentioned).
Another important issue analysed by David Malcolm is the seminal topic of canonicity.
This volume also sets the standard for our way of addressing canonicity, social, historical and legal backgrounds, and iconography" (p.
For while the number thirty-nine may be arbitrary, the message is not: Cervantism is still alive and well in the US yet, far from resting on its laurels of canonicity, continues to push the boundaries of critical inquiry, delve deeper into the archives, and interrogate the underlying premises of its own scholarship.
Her chapter on literature compares the works of Sam Greenlee, John Okada, and Alice Walker, and is especially illuminating in tracing the mechanisms of guerrilla subjectivity and its relationship to the politics of canonicity and minority literature.
Like the narrative of nation-building, and professional canonicity that it shadowed, this narrative required any theatre-building to take place on a depopulated, empty ground.
The Canonicity of the Holy Bible (which books or texts were to be decreed as divine inspiration) was next.
Though many well-known theatres, plays, playwrights and managers appear in the pages of this volume--including Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop, John Osborne and the Royal Court, Samuel Beckett and Tennessee Williams--Nicholson's painstaking research reminds us that there was (and is) no necessary relation between censorious disapprobation, critical recognition, and canonicity.
While these chapters are succinct and breathless, they are haunted by the canonicity of these authors, whose works have produced more interpretations than most.
Luther was making a polemical point about the canonicity of these books.
Taken as a whole, the volume testifies to the contested canonicity of German postcolonial studies itself within Germanistik.