Canon critique!

“The scope of problematization prevailing in the Anglo-American debate about the canon seems to be too predictable and limited as a conceptual framework for a serious historical research (rather than “critique”) into processes of canon formation. Revolving around the question of cultural values, this discourse fails to exceed the limits of the same reductive, normative conception of “high” culture (in the sense of the body of select artifacts), which it basically aspires to challenge.”

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