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  American Literature: Prose - Search View - MSN Encarta
Legends, folktales, and other forms of literature were preserved in oral form and passed down from one generation to the next through ceremonies and other community gatherings, as well as within family groups and other informal settings.
American literature at the beginning of the 21st century is exceptionally diverse, with rapidly growing multicultural influences.
As the literature of the new century takes shape, American authors as a group still share common ground in responding to the important issues of their country and the world at large.
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  Book Encyclopedia - Web Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
1810 in literature - The Houses of Osma and Almeria - Regina Maria Roche
1795 in literature - Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (to 1796) - Goethe
1731 in literature - Insel Felsenburg (to 1743) - Johann Schnabel
www.bookencyclopedia.com /index.php?title=List_of_years_in_literature   (2879 words)

  
 Literature
Didactic literature Didactic literature is instructive poetry is didactic.
Literature Literature is literally "an acquaintance with letters" as in the first sense given in the Oxford English Dict...
Movement (literature) The Movement was a term coined by J. Scott, literary editor of the Spectator, in 1954 to descri...
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 1692   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
1692 3 Deaths Events Massacre of Glencoe witchcraft.
1692 in science The year 1692 CE in technology included many events, some of which are listed here.
Battle of Steinkeerke (1692) The Battle of Steinkeerke was fought on William of Orange.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/1692.html   (101 words)

  
 In Defense of Literature by Florence Dee Boodakian, PhD 8/97   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Literature and language departments across the country are shrinking, disappearing or being transformed into "cultural studies" departments in answer to socio-political and economic restraints.
Literature departments now rely heavily upon part-time faculty to teach a great percentage of the courses (over 55 percent in many cases and as high as 80 percent in some) at very low salaries, often with no benefits.
For the students of literature, this means an opportunity to take a course, a seat to sit on while in class, attention from the professor both inside and outside the classroom if necessary, and equal access to all facilities and programs.
www.chronogram.com /issue/1997/08/defense.htm   (1308 words)

  
 Free Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
1923 in literature - Duino Elegies - Rainer Maria Rilke
1918 in literature - The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington, Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
1861 in literature - Framley Parsonage - Anthony Trollope
www.freeencyclopedia.net /index.php?title=List_of_years_in_literature   (1595 words)

  
 SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE (1927, 1933 - 1935) by H.P. Lovecraft
Touches of this transcendental fear are seen in classic literature, and there is evidence of its still greater emphasis in a ballad literature which paralleled the classic stream but vanished for lack of a written medium.
Yet such was the thirst of the age for those touches of strangeness and spectral antiquity which it reflects, that it was seriously received by the soundest readers and raised in spite of its intrinsic ineptness to a pedestal of lofty importance in literary history.
A very flourishing, though till recently quite hidden, branch of weird literature is that of the Jews, kept alive and nourished in obscurity by the sombre heritage of early Eastern magic, apocalyptic literature, and cabbalism.
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 SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE (1927, 1933 - 1935) by H.P. Lovecraft
Touches of this transcendental fear are seen in classic literature, and there is evidence of its still greater emphasis in a ballad literature which paralleled the classic stream but vanished for lack of a written medium.
Yet such was the thirst of the age for those touches of strangeness and spectral antiquity which it reflects, that it was seriously received by the soundest readers and raised in spite of its intrinsic ineptness to a pedestal of lofty importance in literary history.
A very flourishing, though till recently quite hidden, branch of weird literature is that of the Jews, kept alive and nourished in obscurity by the sombre heritage of early Eastern magic, apocalyptic literature, and cabbalism.
gaslight.mtroyal.ca /superhor.htm   (16020 words)

  
 Romanticism (from Hebrew literature) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Literature in Hebrew has been produced continuously since at least the 12th century BC.
So potent has Romanticism been since the late 18th century that one author has called it “the profoundest cultural transformation in human history since the invention of the city.” Romanticism was not a movement; it was a series of movements that had dynamic impacts on...
Partly as a result of this geographic isolation, Spanish literature was for centuries considered...
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=61549   (935 words)

  
 Literature Is Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
To have access to literature, world literature, was to escape the prison of national vanity, of philistinism, of compulsory provincialism, of inane schooling, of imperfect destinies and bad luck.
Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom.
Literature enchants our lives and enlarges our imaginations, two bounties that dictators and sundry enemies of human freedom are menaced by.
ww2.hplct.org /cfb/Freedom.htm   (2927 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials: Giles Corey
On or before September 18, 1692, Giles Corey was slowly pressed to death in the field next to the jail.
In the literature about Giles Corey's tortuous death, there is reference to his famous last words, "more weight." These words were uttered as a final attempt to expedite his death while also showing that not even imminent death could convince him to go to trial.
On September 18, 1692, Giles Corey was ex-communicated from the Village church so that he would not die as a member of the church.
jefferson.village.virginia.edu /salem/people/gilescorey.html   (1210 words)

  
 Secondary Sources in Literature
A compilation of resources on the history and criticism of 18th-century American literature as well asinformation on individual writers.
A refereed, open-access journal that publishes articles on 16th and 17th century English literature, literary criticism, and languages.
A refereed, scholarly website for the study of literature and culture during the Romantic period.
www.lib.jmu.edu /literature/secondary.aspx   (1649 words)

  
 The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 and "Young Goodman Brown"
According to his descendant [Nathaniel], John Hathorne "inherited the persecuting spirit, and made himself so conspicuous in the martyrdom of the witches, that their blood may fairly be said to have left a stain upon him.
The origins of the belief in witchcraft and "specters" went back to Europe, where, by some estimates, five hundred thousand people were executed for witchcraft between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Prior to the Salem outbreak of 1692, almost three hundred people had been accused of witchcraft in New England; more than thirty had been hanged ("witches" were not burned in England or the American colonies).
www.hawthorneinsalem.org /Literature/Quakers&Witches/YoungGoodmanBrown/Introduction.html   (935 words)

  
 Mercy Short: A Winter Journal, North Boston, 1692-93 - Literature Guide - MSN Encarta
Mercy Short: A Winter Journal, North Boston, 1692-93 - Literature Guide - MSN Encarta
Literature Guide - Mercy Short: A Winter Journal, North Boston, 1692-93
A noted, award-winning poet, concert soprano, and author of children's books, Norma Farber was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1909.
ca.encarta.msn.com /sidebar_701712747/Mercy_Short_A_Winter_Journal_North_Boston_1692-93.html   (118 words)

  
 Salem Witch Trials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On February 29, 1692, warrants were issued for three women: Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, the former two proclaiming their innocence while the latter confessed.
Of that number, 52 women and 7 men were tried; 26 women and 5 men were convicted; and 14 women and 5 men were executed, the last group on September 22, 1692.
The true end to the trials of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, however, came on October 3, 1692 when Increase Mather, father of Cotton Mather, preached a sermon that was soon published as Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits Personating Men.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/witch.htm   (980 words)

  
 The Horror Timeline: pre 20th Century
This semi-autobiographical poem sets forth one of the most influential descriptions of Hell in the literature, though Dante's vast and intricate plan has, in the public eye, been superseded by Milton's vision [1667].
Coleridge is also known for being one of the premiere critics of English literature, and is credited with the 'rediscovery' of the original, unbowdlerised Shakespeare.
Like much of the contemporary literature it was quickly adapted for stage [1790-1825] but it wasn't until 1991 that it became an opera, with Richard Meale and David Malouf's Mer de Glace.
www.tabula-rasa.info /DarkAges/Timeline1.html   (3489 words)

  
 Johathan Swift
The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift edited by Christopher Fox (Cambridge Companions to Literature: Cambridge University Press) (HARDCOVER) explores crucial dimensions of Swift's life and works.
Swift's books included -- apart from individual works from classical literature, theology, the sciences, and history ‑numerous large collections and anthologies; consequently, the number of authors within the sale catalogue's 657 lots and within other inventories runs to more than 2,100.
Part II will document not only Swift's reading of the literature of his age, as its political pamphlets, but also his reading of Shakespeare.
www.wordtrade.com /literature/swiftR.htm   (3762 words)

  
 Joseph Butler Biography and Summary
Joseph Butler was born on May 18, 1692, at Wantage, Berkshire, t...
The youngest of eight children, Joseph Butler was born 18 May 1692 at Wantage, Berkshire.
Joseph Butler(May 18, 1692 – June 16, 1752) was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher.
www.bookrags.com /Joseph_Butler   (186 words)

  
 Early American Literature
Through the literatures and documents we do have, we can use critical readings skills to understand the investments of the author in a certain "reality" and to infer the possible experiences of the "others" the author mentions.
Embedded in those ideologies and their literatures are the roots of the inequality and injustice our country still suffers from.
In developing this curriculum for American Literature before 1700, I have sought to include the literatures that will help students gain insight into the men who professed the Puritan ideal, how their application of that ideal affected the people who weren't included among the Elect, and the writings of those who departed from that ideal.
filebox.vt.edu /users/knugent/curricula/early_american_lit   (5294 words)

  
 Salem Story - Cambridge University Press
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture (No. 73)
Salem Story engages the story of the Salem witch trials by contrasting an analysis of the surviving primary documentation with the way events of 1692 have been mythologised by our culture.
Resisting the temptation to explain the Salem witch trials in the context of an inclusive theoretical framework, the book examines a variety of individual motives that converged to precipitate the witch-hunt.
www.cambridge.org /0521558204   (212 words)

  
 PlanetPapers - The Witch Trials of 1692
During the winter of 1692, in the small village of Salem, Massachusetts, something terrible happened.
To pay his jail fee, Samuel Wardwell had to pay the town five cows, one heifer, one yearling, nine hogs, eight loads of hay, a set of carpenter's tools, and six acres of corn upon the ground.
Some reasons people were accused were politics, land disputes, or revenge for a slight injury.When a former respected minister was accused, many people started to get doubts about the trials.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/738.php   (1083 words)

  
 Heath Guide Sites, Volume I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This refernce work on American literature provides background material on many authors and periods, and is divided according to chronology.
This essay discusses the history of the fiesta, with information on de Vargas and the reconquest of 1692 in which he was involved.
This analytical essay discusses Longfellow and Poe, and is biased by the group's thesis of proving the editing of Christian influence in American Literature education.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/bassr/heath/sites.html   (5918 words)

  
 News | University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Cooper Lecture Explores American Witchcraft in Literature April 19
Professor Lorrayne Carroll of the University of Southern Maine traces the figure of the witch in American literature and culture at the next Cooper Lecture at 7:30 p.m.
How films such as the Blair Witch Project, Harry Potter, and Wicked draw on historical understandings of witchcraft while fashioning new images and possibilities for interpreting witches also willl be discussed.
ualr.edu /news/index.php/2007/04/09/cooper-lecture-explores-american-witchcraft-in-literature-april-19   (151 words)

  
 Colonial America and Children's Literature
Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8.
It is often a part of the curriculum, integrates well with literature, and can be approached in an inventive manner.
Our US History Section has articles, historical fiction and activities for integrating US History with children's literature.
www.carolhurst.com /subjects/ushistory/colonial.html   (2904 words)

  
 Istria on the Internet - Literature - Travel
In the Piazza Tartini, near a fourteenth-century house of Venetian Gothic, once the palace of the family of del Bello, is a modern statue of Tartini the violinist (1692— 1770), who here commenced the study of music, which led him to extraordinary executive triumphs and the production of the celebrated "Trillo del diavolo."
Outside the walls, on the road to Porto Rose, are the ruins of the monastery of S. Bernardino, founded in 1450 by S. Giovanni da Capistrano, to whom the ruined convent on the island opposite Rovigno is also due.
The smaller boats, being for the use of the country people, are very inconvenient for tourists, since they generally start so as to arrive at Trieste early in the day, thus allowing of return the same night with the purchases made.
www.istrianet.org /istria/literature/travel/jackson_fh/07-muggia-pirano.htm   (5920 words)

  
 Classic Authors: Jonathan Swift
Although born into obscure and humble surroundings, Jonathan Swift clawed his way into the world of literature.
In fact, he is still known as the most talented satirist in all of English literature.
On July 5, 1692, Jonathan Swift was accepted into Oxford's Master of Arts program.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/classic_literature/49155   (505 words)

  
 Salem Story : Reading the Witch Trials of 1692 (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
But there was another witch hunt that year, in Stamford, Connecticut, that has never been examined in depth.
Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton now offers a significant reinterpretation of the events that (by her count) led to legal action against at least 144 people, 54 confessions of witchcraft, 19 hangings, and one "pressing to death...
Salem Story engages the story of the Salem witch trials through an analysis of the surviving primary documentation and juxtaposes that against the way in which our culture has mythologized the events of 1692.
www.enotalone.com /books/0521558204.html   (1010 words)

  
 Jonathan Swift - Biography and Works
Swift was born in Dublin on November 30,1667.
He studied at Kilkenny Grammar School (1674-82) and at Trinity College in Dublin (1682-89), receiving his B.A. in 1868 and M.A. in 1692.
His most famous works other than Gulliver's Travels include The Battle Of The Books (1697) which explores the merits of the ancients and the moderns in literature and A Tale Of A Tub (1704), a religious satire.
www.online-literature.com /swift   (559 words)

  
 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events:1650-1699   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This immensely popular poem sold 1800 copies in its first year, and according to the Norton Anthology of American Literature (Volume 1), "about one out of every twenty persons in New England bought it" (284).
Increase Mather, Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits, a volume denouncing the use of spectral evidence in witchcraft trials.
Salem Witch Trials Timeline chronicles the events in 1692.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/1651.htm   (948 words)

  
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