A canon develops over a period of time with the literary works of authors generally being part of the syllabus in university courses many a times the curriculum changes based on various historical, social and cultural influences and accordingly changes can be seen in the literary canon also. What this means, in practice, is acknowledging that shakespeare is better than maya angelou, george eliot is pretty key, too, in the 19th century novel canon, though she can be a bit worthy based on their literary merits, there probably wouldn’t be a “person of color” in the top 100. This is not so much a class, but a guide to the major works of the evolving literary canon this canon is not modeled off of one particular literary canon, but based on a variety of opinions and canons that pick the major authors of the various english literary movements and their major works.
Maya angelou (/ ˈ æ n dʒ ə l oʊ / ( angelou was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups especially the liberating discourse that would evolve in her own poetic canon many critics consider angelou's autobiographies more important than her poetry. Maya angelou's i know why the caged bird sings: a casebook, 1999, 162 pages, joanne m braxton, 0195116070, 9780195116076, oxford university press, 1999 with the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction. With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of american literature this exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the american literature curriculum. The third and most important aspect of gynocriticism is the discovery and exploration of a canon of literature written by women gynocriticism seeks to appropriate a female literary tradition how do more modern a-level set texts, like those of margaret atwood, zora neale hurston, or maya angelou, fit into any of these traditions of.
Maya angelou is, true to the title of her own poem, a “phenomenal woman” few people can say they have been a novelist, professor, actress, singer, director, scholar, researcher, poet, and. Angelou’s own voice was uncompromising and honest, and she borrowed from styles and traditions outside of the literary canon, shocking contemporary critics and conservatives alike not one to fear controversy, she wrote about racism and her own experiences as a sex worker in raw, unashamed detail, helping to tear down old assumptions and. Alliteration definition alliteration is derived from latin’s “latira”it means “letters of alphabet” it is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series. The literary canon also adds ralph ellison, richard white, langston hughes, and others such as female writers zora neale hurston, maya angelou, and alice walker. Adventures of huckleberry finn now an accepted part of the american literary canon, adventures of huckleberry finn is required reading in over i know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou.
However, canon is a literary rule that is used to evaluate books and writings against certain models, such as plays are evaluated against oedipus the king by sophocles, where oedipus the king is a yardstick which has set canons for plays. Genres allow literary critics and students to classify compositions within the larger canon of literature genre here is an excerpt from maya angelou’s “still i rise”: you may write me down in history maus is an example of a literary genre called the graphic novel, sometimes better known as the comic book. Harold bloom (born july 11, 1930) is an american literary critic and sterling professor of humanities at yale university since the publication of his first book in 1959, bloom has written more than forty books,  including twenty books of literary criticism , several books discussing religion, and a novel. Maya angelou called on new york state senators to back gay marriage in 2009 by curtis m wong internationally celebrated author, poet and activist dr maya angelou has died at age 86. 1969 — maya angelou, i know why the caged bird sings 1973 — thomas pynchon, gravity’s rainbow 1981 — salman rushdie, midnight’s children.
Since the 'canon wars' of the 1980s, many more female writers (ie virginia woolf, maya angelou) have populated the list, including jane austen whose books like northanger abbey and emma have. Maya angelou’s wonderful prose tells the story of her childhood, which took place, in part, in the jim crow south she narrates with the eye of a poet, having an amazing gift that imbues even “ordinary” days and events with a vividness that makes us realize there is no “ordinary. Participants in the current debate about the literary canon generally separate the established literary order—of which shakespeare is the most visible icon—from the emergent minority literatures in this challenging study, peter erickson insists on bringing the two realms together (in particular maya angelou and gloria naylor) have. The western canon by harold bloom [hb] published in 1994 this is the longest list of all, with more than 1300 entires remarkably, two-thirds made the master list the list is actually the last chapter of a book on western thought, culture, and history by harold bloom, who is the arguably most influential literary critic.
Maya angelou: and still i rise is the first documentary about dr maya angelou the maya angelou documentary will reflect on how the events of history, culture, and the arts shaped dr angelou’s life and how she, in turn, helped shape our own worldview through her autobiographical literature and activism. Maya angelou is a strong extraordinary author which she has written many great poetry, i love her poems have showed me many great things in the typical poem called africa she falls in such a stereotypical portrayal and historically also seeing how men are the rulers, movers of this era and decide for the woman. Teaching maya angelou’s i know why the caged bird sings from multiple critical perspectives added to the literary canon and read from a feminist perspective feminist theory applied to i know why the caged bird sings p r e s t w i c k ho u s e, in c 17 multiple critical.