Literature and The canon English III Fall 2013 J. Schwartz Thanks to D. Pogreba
What is literature? • What is the difference between writing that is considered literature and writing that is considered entertainment? • Literature is defined as “written material such as poetry, novels, essays, etc. especially works of imagination characterized by excellence of style and expression and by themes of general or enduring interest” (Collins English Dictionary).
What is the purpose of literature? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
What is the Canon • A group of “select” literature approved by a select group of people who make decisions for what qualifies.
Arguments for the canon 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Arguments against the canon 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.