Canons by Consensus: Critical Trends and American Literature Anthologies

Synopsis

Scholars have long noted the role that college literary anthologies play in the rising and falling reputations of American authors. This book examines this classroom fixture in detail to challenge and correct a number of assumptions about the development of the literary canon throughout the 20th century.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Tom Quirk
  • Irving
  • Cooper
  • Poe
  • Hawthorne
  • Tom Quirk
  • Irving
  • Cooper
  • Poe
  • Hawthorne
  • Melville
  • Whitman
  • Dickinson
  • Alice Cary
  • Phoebe Cary
  • Larcom
  • Thaxter
  • Lanier
  • Tabb
  • Twain
  • Harte
  • Howells
  • James
  • Stowe
  • Jewett
  • Freeman
  • Chopin
  • Equiano
  • Jacobs
  • Douglass
  • Dunbar
  • Chesnutt
  • Harper
  • Wharton
  • Cather
  • Glasgow
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
Publication year:
  • 2004