canonicity


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canonicity

(theory, jargon)
The extent to which something is canonical.
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But was not such an outcome inevitable when all inquiries into literature, literariness, and canonicity operate within--and can operate only within--a pre-theoretical grasp of the category literature, thereby negating the possibility of an outside to literature, from where the latter could be located, accessed, framed, and mastered, and the resulting conclusions judged?
These studies complement Neavill's discussion of canonicity in chapter 3, tracing complex patterns of transnational production and dissemination during periods of significant social and political transformation by publishers and authors with an eye on the market and for readers with an eye on their purse.
In "What to Do about Constructing the Literary Canon: Canonicity and Canonical Criteria" Delia Ungureanu underlines the usefulness of the canon based on a well-structured sketch of the main theoretical and critical trends in the 1990s and 2000s in response to Bloom's antimulticulturalist and aesthetics oriented view of the literary work.
And given that there is a palpable and critical link between literacy and canonicity, we must ask once again as to the value of dismantling elite canons outright.
Yet from this it does not follow, as these atheistic writers (and numerous other scholars) imply, that such decisions about canonicity were substantively arbitrary or groundless, based on nothing more than ecclesiastical politics.
1) Luther was certainly not the only one who had serious reservations about the canonicity of the book of Esther.
She does so by casting a critical eye over the untested assumptions on which most modern dance scholarship rests: assumptions about the existence of a pan-European tradition of choreography, for instance, or about the canonicity of works like the Orchesographie of Thoinot Arbeau.
I share her desire to wrest the discourse of citizenship away from politicians and technocrats in order to emphasize the civic dimension of literary study, but questions remain about the relationship between the literature of citizenship and the citizenship of literary study, including questions of authorial identity, canonicity, and the complexities of the manner in which a "literary" work represents itself to the broader world.
Newman has produced some highly sophisticated and nuanced discussions as a result, in which canonical texts (of varying degrees of canonicity, it must be said: I'm unaware of any canon that includes D'Urfey's Pills to Purge Melancholy or Ramsay's Tea-Table Miscellany) are seen as negotiating between elite and popular cultural forms in widely differentiated ways.
The absence of such comparisons often originates in the deplorable scarcity of metacritical texts interrogating the canonicity, relevance, and function of both literature and criticism with specific applicability to contemporary, postcommunist Romania.
In fact, the exemplarity or canonicity of these representations are not specific to Port-Royal, but underlie strategies of reading and reception that deserve to be studied within the purview of Carthusian devotional practices.
plunged into obscurity in part by the popularity of rival schools and in part by the durability and canonicity of Galen's subsequent system .