Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/216929
Title:
Canonization, Archivalization, and the "Archival Imaginary"
Author:
Matienzo, Mark A.
Citation:
Matienzo, Mark A. "Canonization, Archivalization, and the 'Archival Imaginary'." Paper presented at Archive Fervour/Archive Further: Literature, Archives, and Literary Archives, Aberystwyth, Wales, July 9-11, 2008.
Issue Date:
Jul-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/216929
Abstract:
In this paper, I argue that there are archival counterparts to the constructs of literary canon formation. Using Eric Ketelaar’s concept of ‘archivalization,’ which is the sociocultural process that determines whether something will be archived, I subsequently define the concept of ‘archivicity’ as the abstract set of properties of a record that determines if a record is ‘archival’ or ‘non-archival.’ We will also investigate the institutional embodiment of a holistic ‘archival paradigm,’ wherein archives and archivists recognize their role as preserving and potentially interpreting records as a form of cultural capital. However, as we will see, this paradigm also has a central role in the perpetuation of ideology. Finally, we will investigate ways in which to ‘open the archives’ by transforming and rethinking archival practice given our analysis.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en

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dc.contributor.authorMatienzo, Mark A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-28T19:04:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-28T19:04:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008-07-
dc.identifier.citationMatienzo, Mark A. "Canonization, Archivalization, and the 'Archival Imaginary'." Paper presented at Archive Fervour/Archive Further: Literature, Archives, and Literary Archives, Aberystwyth, Wales, July 9-11, 2008.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/216929-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I argue that there are archival counterparts to the constructs of literary canon formation. Using Eric Ketelaar’s concept of ‘archivalization,’ which is the sociocultural process that determines whether something will be archived, I subsequently define the concept of ‘archivicity’ as the abstract set of properties of a record that determines if a record is ‘archival’ or ‘non-archival.’ We will also investigate the institutional embodiment of a holistic ‘archival paradigm,’ wherein archives and archivists recognize their role as preserving and potentially interpreting records as a form of cultural capital. However, as we will see, this paradigm also has a central role in the perpetuation of ideology. Finally, we will investigate ways in which to ‘open the archives’ by transforming and rethinking archival practice given our analysis.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleCanonization, Archivalization, and the "Archival Imaginary"en_US
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_US
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