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    Academic Structures of Exclusion

    Eve, Martin Paul (2015) Academic Structures of Exclusion. In: Reading the World: Challenging Canon Formations, 3rd December 2015, Senate House, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    When we speak of canons, we are often referring to the space of literature. As much literary criticism in the past quarter of a century has highlighted, though, the notion of a canon is derived from religious terminology and carries with it the connotations of theologico-institutional authority (Alter, Bloom, Hungerford). In this talk, I will explore how similar debates about the "canon" circulate in the institutional space of the university, a site itself derived from monastic centres of learning, through the development and evolution of the gatekeeping of peer-review. Touching on contemporary mutations in scholarly publishing and particularly "open access" I will seek here to turn the debate about canons back on our own practices, asking whether our exclusionary principles have been sufficiently formalised and considered to avoid the ideological problems highlighted in the Canon Wars


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Eve
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 20:31
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:37


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