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Exploding EnglishCriticism, Theory, Culture$
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Bernard Bergonzi

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198112617

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.001.0001

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Bursting Canon

Bursting Canon

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(p.71) 5. Bursting Canon
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Exploding English
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Bernard Bergonzi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112617.003.0005

This chapter discusses a global expansion and steady advance into the present, as well as a description of the future. The discussions include ideological pressures for a backward revision of the canon, and uncovering neglected texts of the past by women and working-class writers.

Keywords:   global expansion, ideological pressures, canon, neglected texts, working-class writers, women

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