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Canon nedir?

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  1. In a literary sense

 The term “canon” is used to distinguish between the original works of a writer who created certain characters and/or settings, and the later works of other writers who took up the same characters or setting. For example: The canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. The subsequent works by other authors who took up Sherlock Holmes are considered “non-canonical”.

  1. Another use of the term

“Canon” comes from the students of literature. They often use the term to refer to the writings included in anthologies, or textbooks under certain genres,  This meaning covers the entire literature generally thought as suitable for aesthetic admiration and academic use.

  1. The term also  indicates

It indicates the specific writings of some authors, which are accepted by scholars and critics as genuine creations.

In fiction, canon is the material accepted as officially part of the story in the fictional universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction.

Canon örnekleri:

  • Many writers from the world compared themselves with Shakespeare. This approach, following a writer’s work and literary excellence created the term “Shakespearean canon.”
  • Famous English writer Jane Austen can be regarded as a canon with the characters She used in her novels
  • The canon of Sherlock Holmes
  • The official Star Trek website describes Star Trek canon as “the events that take place within the episodes and movies”

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