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Minority Discourse and the Pitfalls of Canon Formation

Cornel West

Title:
Minority Discourse and the Pitfalls of Canon Formation
Author(s):
West, Cornel
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Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Union Theological Seminary
Volume:
1
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Book/Journal Title:
Yale Journal of Criticism
Abstract:
What does it mean to engage in canon formation at this historical moment? In what ways does the prevailing crisis in the humanities impede or enable new canon formations? And what role do the class and professional interests of the canonizers play in either the enlarging of a canon or the making of multiple, conflicting canons?
Subject(s):
Literature
African Americans
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Cornel West, , Minority Discourse and the Pitfalls of Canon Formation, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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