Evoluzione emotiva. Una riflessione sul canone letterario fra Settecento e Ottocento
La Manna, Federica
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The very concept of canon has undergone several changes over the last decades, having first been criticized as a mere instrument of power. Yet, its importance on the literary scene remains unquestionable. Today, there is no longer a single canon, but rather a plurality of canons which are gradually rewritten thanks to literary, cultural, sociological and economic-based theories. By using topical examples, this paper will prove how, in the eighteenth and nineteenth century literary canon, themes, authors and genres are in a state of constant change. The evolution of the concept of canon, or canons, could suggest a new emotional approach that can release this tool from economical and social circumstances.