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pluralism v. multiculturalism

Allegories of Multiculturalism: Further Reflections on Guillory, the Canon, and the Culture Wars–Part I

Prior entries in my Guillory series: one. A caveat: I am currently up to p. 56. Some of the following reflections are subject to change. As I noted in my first post, the point of this series is to “explore, explain, and—hopefully—avoid excuses.” ——————————————————————- When I sliced and diced the 79 pages in chapter one of John Guillory’s Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation, there were three or four sections I suspected would be topically more engaging than others.[1] One was a 17-page “Multicultural Interlude.” Guillory calls it an “interlude” but it’s no accident that it sits at Read more