Eva Darias Beautell and Maria Jesus Hernaez Lerena, Eds. 2007: Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States - revista de la Asociacion Espanola de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos Atlantis

Eva Darias Beautell and Maria Jesus Hernaez Lerena, Eds. 2007: Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States

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  • Release Date: 2008-12-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Eva Darias Beautell and Maria Jesus Hernaez Lerena, eds. 2007: Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States. Logrono: La Universidad de la Rioja/Tenerife: Universidad de La Laguna. 186 pp. ISBN: 978-84-96487-7-2 The book under consideration addresses the issue of the canon, both literary and filmic, and the ways gender studies have contributed to disordering its structuring principles during the last 25 years in both Canada and the United States. There, as the title graphically reads, in the words of the editors "feminist scholarship has insistently brought to the foreground the complex relationship between canon and power, uncovering the patriarchal ideology of our literary and cultural traditions and pushing the current questioning of the Cartesian subject in directions never explored before" (11). In this sense, it is a welcome addition to a critical literature that at the end of the eighties and in the early nineties started to dismantle traditional theories of value in order to give voice to those whom historical record had kept silent (Altieri 1990; Ruoff and Ward 1990; McMullen 1990; Lauter 1991; Lecker 1991; Winders 1991; Stimpson 1992; Guillory 1993; Alberti 1995). Despite its broad scope (bringing under scrutiny the disorder of Western canonical structures of thought and writing during the last decades is no small feat), the book is successfully circumscribed by way of five themes to which the canon has been blind: dirt, domesticity, performance, maternity and ganzfeld (or silence), through which the authors work to rethink the official catalogue of the good.

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