|Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Cultural Criticism Perspective
What is the literary canon? How have cultural critics revised the notion of what constitutes the canon? Explain: "They seem to be more descriptive and less evaluative, more interested in relating than in rating" (483). Explain: "Rather than being static or monolithic, culture is really a set of interactive cultures, alive and changing, and cultural critics should be present- and even future-oriented" (483).