The Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late Eighteenth Century

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academies, dissenting, 232
Academy, proposals for a British, 173-4
Addison, Joseph, 170, 173, 212, 220-2, 347n58, 366n74; on ballads, 217; on Milton, 157, 170, 212-21, 223; on reading, 1678, 214-20; on Shakespeare, 152, 170; works: Cato, 273; Discourse on Ancient and Modern Learning, 167-8; later reception:10, 225, 241, 251-2, 297, 362n33; Johnson on, 213-14, 284, J. Warton on, 360n17. See also The Spectator.
adaptations and remodellings, 162-3, 223, 231-6, 239-41, 246, 346n47
Aelberht, 314n15
aesthetics, 5, 11-12, 247; Addison and, 217, 220; and aporia of judgment, 13, 203; autonomy of aesthetic experience, 14, 228-9; and differentiation, 255; ideology of, 14, 156-9
Akenside, Mark, 252-4, 285
Alcuin, 52, 61, 314n15
Aldhelm, 30, 314n15
Alfred the Great, 47
Alison, Archibald, 299
allegorization: and auctorial order, 31, 46; in the catalogues of Leland and Bale, 53-4; commentary as, 11-12; and reproduction of canon, 170, 209; in Royalist writing, 134
alterity of older writings, 12, 20, 163, 167-72, 373n40
Amadis de Gaule, 294
Anacreon, 92, 338n5
Ancients and Moderns: canon-matching of, 92, 141, 153, 252; Fontenelle on, 209; quarrel of, 5, 32, 56, 1534, 158; Shakespeare compared with ancients, 173
Anderson, Benedict, 62
Anglo-Saxon: period, 2731; Bale on, 59; poetic codices, 64
Anne, Queen of England, 179, 250
anthologies: commercial, 226-7; school, 221-3, 225, 361n33. See also miscellanies
antiquarianism, 52-4, 161-2, 323n98
anxiety of influence, 3-4, 18, 28, 32; Dryden and, 345n40; sons of Ben and, 12930
apocrypha: blacklists as, 77; modem writers as, 32, 130; and polite canon, 182-3; Scriptural, 23
aporia of judgment, 13; and aesthetic ideology, 157, 203, 228; and learned reader, 75; and standard of taste, 171-2

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