Workshop an der Stanford University

Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, School of Humanities & Sciences, Pigott Hall, Building 260, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, California 94305

What do we talk about, when we talk about the canon? Answers may include, but are not limited to: a specific set of artifacts, masterpieces even; a helpful notion to sell a boxed set of box/cds/dvds; a discourse serving the self-understanding of academics, or a learning aid for Bachelor students. But why do we (still) talk about the canon, why do we dwell on which works should or should not be canonized or even assess their canonicity? This workshop tries to tackle the issue of the canon in the light of recent debates on canon(s) and institutions, authority, representation and identity politics.

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