Reading the canon : literary history in the 21st century /

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Löffler, Philipp, 1981- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, [2017]
Series:American studies (Munich, Germany) ; volume 281.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The practices of reading and the need for literary value / Philipp Löffler
  • Literary history and the problem of periodization / Clemens Spahr
  • Singularity and the literary market / Günter Leypoldt
  • Literary value and the question of generic change / Michael Basseler
  • Shakespeare's complete works : canonization, completion, and collection in the 21st century / Peter Paul Schnierer
  • The uses of Emerson : transcendentalism, transnationalism, and the New Americanists / Johannes Volz
  • Edgar Allan Poe and the rise of detective fiction / Heiko Jakubzik
  • Canon fodder : Thomas Pynchon and the invention of postmodernism / Sascha Pöhlmann
  • Sherman Alexie and the uses of Native American literature / Franziska Schmid
  • African-American literature, canonization, and the Nobel Prize : German and American perspectives on Toni Morrison / Katharina Gerund
  • Canon and carnival : challenging hierarchies in Zadie Smith's NW / Caroline Lusin
  • New canons in the classroom : teaching Black British writing / Jan Rupp
  • The great unread : the shadow canon of Indian writing in English / Dirk Wiemann
  • John Neal and the problem of Romanticism / Stefanie Schäfer
  • Only in the chattel records : obscurity, historiography, and Frederick Douglass' The heroic slave / Karin Höpker
  • Charismatic authorship : Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, and the nineteenth-century construction of Romantic canonicity / Tim Sommer
  • No longer the text-book of any generation : Stover at Yale and the non-canonical / Sophie Spieler
  • Highbrow - Middlebrow - Broadbrow? J. B. Priestley and cultural re-education in postwar Germany / Kirsten Hertel
  • Canonizing youth in Mark Ravenhill's plays / Ellen Redling.