What good is a canon? The case of Scottish literature

Riach, A. (2012) What good is a canon? The case of Scottish literature. Anglistik, 23(2), pp. 129-138.

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This article addresses a central issue in contemporary Scotland's cultural debate: the lack of institutionalisation of Scottish literature in Scottish schools and the consequent difficulty of defining a shared core literary canon. The article also considers how the role of a canon, even defined in a flexible and pluralistic way, remains an important tool in cultural transmission as well as a form of cultural empowerment.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Edited by Rudiger Ahrens and Heinz Antor; Focus on Scottish Studies: A New Agenda for the Field, focus editor Carla Sassi
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Riach, Professor Alan
Authors: Riach, A.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Journal Name:Anglistik

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