Canon literario espanol y novela: mecanismos de incorporación de los artefactos literarios

Title in English Spanish Literary Canon and the Novel: Mechanisms of Incorporation of Literary Artifacts


Year of publication 2005
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Romanistica, AFPUO
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords Miguel Espinosa Harold Bloom Canon literary / academic field
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Description This article analyses from a sociological perspective (drawing on Bourdieu’s theory of social fields) the dynamics of incorporation of literary artefacts to the Western Literary Canon, focusing on the work of Espinosa. After an introduction to the main traits of Espinosa’s novels, the article analyses Harold Bloom’s theoretical construction of The Western Canon, establishing the ideological connections between that theory and the logic of the academic and literary fields. Finally, it explains how the work of Espinosa has been incorporated in the Spanish Literary Canon by one sector of the academic field in Spain.

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