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  Encyclopedia: 1940 in literature
Humbert Wolfe (1885 – 1940) was an English poet, man of letters and civil servant, from a German-Jewish family background; he was one of the most popular authors of the 1920s.
Selma Lagerlöf receives the Nobel Prize in Literature The Swedish 20-krona bill, with Selma Lagerlöf Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf listen (November 20, 1858 – March 16, 1940) was a Swedish author, known internationally for Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (a story for children), and awarded the Nobel Prize in...
Categories: 1940 books The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children.
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 Literature from 1940 to 1970 (from Australian literature) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems, including language, national origin, historical period, genre, and subject matter.
The term Russian literature is used to describe the literature of different areas at different periods, from the loose confederation of East Slavic tribes known as Kievan Rus that originated in the 10th century to the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union to present-day Russia.
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In the Introduction to his History of English Literature, published in 1863, he made his famous pronouncement that works of literature were to be understood as the upshot of three interfusing factors: the moment, the race and the milieu.
Taine thought he was a scientist and a mechanist, who was examining works of literature from the same point of view as the chemist’s in experimenting with chemical compounds.
In his chapters on the Norman conquest of England, Taine shows that the difference between the literatures produced respectively by the Normans and by the Saxons was partly the difference between a ruling class, on the one hand, and a vanquished and repressed class, on the other.
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Botkin, B. "The Folk in Literature: An Introduction to the New Regionalism." In Folk-Say: A Regional Miscellany.
Folklore and Literature in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography of Studies of Folklore in American Literature.
Rosenberg, Bruce A. "Folklore Methodology and Medieval Literature." Journal of the Folklore Institute, 13 (1976), 311-325.
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 Peaks and plateaus (1865-1940) (from children's literature) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
"Jack, be nimble." In 1997 publishers of children's literature appeared to heed this sage advice from Mother Goose as they adapted their book programs to an ever-changing marketplace--one that embraced both a blend of timeless classics and a flurry of new contemporary titles.
Children's literature is literature that entertains or instructs children.
Provides an in-depth analysis of the effects of literature or lack thereof on a child's formation as a human being.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=51262   (944 words)

 Journal of Social History: The Leisure Ethic: Work and Play in American Literature, 1840-1940. - Review - book review
Gleason's examination of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature through the prism of changing ideologies of work, play and leisure yields both insightful readings of important texts and intriguing questions for social and cultural historians.
Gleason begins in the 1840s, noting that Thoreau's vision of self-cultivation as an escape from the deadening patterns of work and social life in antebellum America seemed to exclude the Irish immigrants then arriving in large numbers to serve as a labor force for an emerging industrial society.
Considering Gleason's command of sources on play theory, his efforts to place the literature he studies in its social context, and the genuine insights he offers, one must answer in the affirmative.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2005/is_1_34/ai_65576688   (834 words)

 Major Literature Liberal Arts
A second period course in British literature may replace one of the British survey courses, or a second period course in American literature may replace one of the American survey courses.
ENGL 202 Literature of Science Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 212 The Native American in Literature 3 cr.
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 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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November 5 - U.S. presidential election, 1940: Democrat incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican challenger Wendell Willkie and becomes the United States' first third-term president.
November 7 - In Washington, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion (it opened to traffic on July 1, 1940 as the third-longest suspension bridge in the world).
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 Reading American Studies at Goldsmiths College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Inventing the Nation: American Literature in the Mid-Nineteenth Century examines a cluster of major American writers from the 1830s to the 1880s, all of them engaged in shaping, describing, criticising, and contesting the emerging American nation.
Further Studies in American Literature and Culture continues and expands the exploration of key themes in American culture begun in Introduction to American Literature and Culture, focusing on three new subject areas: the American city, race, and gender.
The Emergence of Modern America: American Literature, 1890-1940 covers the years which saw both mass immigration and the growth of urban centres, the wealth of the twenties and the poverty of the thirties, the entrenchment of racial prejudice in the South, and the cultural flowering of the Harlem Renaissance.
www.americansc.org.uk /Eccles/Goldsmiths.htm   (512 words)

 Literature Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Obviously the concept of the robot as we understand it today is a relatively recent construction.
However, literature has spanned and will continue to span an impressive spectrum of human thought.
It has found the robot as a concept in rudimentary but seminal beginnings and brought it to the ornate and multifarious imaginings depicted by today's writers.
www.umich.edu /~engb415/literature.html   (100 words)

 1940 in literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1939 in literature, other events of 1940, 1941 in literature, list of years in literature.
June 4 - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers is published.
Newbery Medal for children's literature: James Daugherty, Daniel Boone
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 English Literature: Module: lit306 : African-American Literature: 1940 to the Present   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We will frequently address how African-American Literature has both a separate and integral place in American Literature and by the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge by writing critical arguments, conducting research, and informed discussion.
Made possible by bibliographic and web-research, your demonstration will also entail an understanding of the relation of historical events to African American literature, new genre and literary forms, and the specific 'signifyin(g)' interplay of vernacular and written discourse.
Your detailed knowledge will include a historical overview of African-American Literature from 1940 to the present, including a familiarity with major authors and texts.
www.shef.ac.uk /english/modules/lit306/objs.php   (139 words)

 UMI :: The Marshall Index: A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature, 1940-1946   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This seminal index represents the pioneering effort of a young African-American librarian to ensure that future researchers would have access to the contents of fl periodical literature that was being ignored by traditional indexing services.
It was 1940, war loomed on the horizon and the country was still suffering from the effects of the Depression.
The Marshall Index: A Guide to Negro Periodical Literature, 1940-1946 continues our tradition of unique content and indexing excellence and we are proud to add this work to our growing collection of African-American research materials.
www.slinfo.com /research/pd-product-Marshall-Index   (683 words)

 American literature -> Bibliography on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
American playwright Arthur MILLER and W.G. SEBALD, German writer and professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia.
Retired professor LaVonne Brown Ruoff is an expert in Native American literature and will be honored by the Modern Languages Association.
Author August Wilson is the winner of the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for Literature.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/AmerLit_Bibliography.asp   (492 words)

 The Study of American Literature
By that, I don't mean the literature that Americans have written since Americans first existed-whether that is understood to be 1776, or 1607, or 1492, or the dawn of the Cenozoic era.
The phrase 'English Language and Literature' reflects the pamphlet entitled The Needs of the University, which Yale issued in 1871 to rescind its edict of 1828 and recommend the adoption of studies in science, history, and the modern languages.
Not a whit less important than Cox's writings to Dartmouth's recovered standing in the field of American Literature are the appointments made during his tenure, for these new members would do exactly what he had in mind: they would take the study of American Literature in altogether new directions.
www.dartmouth.edu /~library/Library_Bulletin/Nov1996/LB-N96-Spengemann.html   (3276 words)

 1940 In Literature Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 400+ Level Courses
426/626 Victorian Literature The impace of science, the rise of industrialism and expanded democracy, the changing roles of women in the poetry, novel, and non-fictional prose of the age are investigated.
427/627 Modern British Literature, 1890-1940 This course is an intensive examination of British literature written between 1890 and 1940 including fiction, poetry, drama and criticism with emphasis on such major figures as Yeats, Shaw, Joyce, Lawrence and Woolf.
The emphasis will be on twentieth century literature, with special attention to a basic American literary theme: the search for personal identity.
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 Accent Anthology: Selections from Accent, a Quarterly of New Literature, 1940-1945 by Kerker Quinn, Charles Shattuck at ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Literature was worth nothing...diet of American moderns-- Salinger, Heller...realized stylists in modern literature.
In assessing a period of literature it is always important to know...the nearest to genius this century had seen.
What this cycle of literature and film suggests, therefore...One such tradition in the 20th century is that involving the metamorphosis...Walter Kaufmann.
www.questia.com /library/book/accent-anthology-selections-from-accent-a-quarterly-of-new-literature-1940-1945-by-kerker-quinn-charles-shattuck.jsp   (1658 words)

 CCSF Catalog Foreign Languages
The history, geography, social institutions, literature, art, architecture, and music of France from their beginnings to the Second World War.
German literature from the mid-19th century to the present.
Aspects and achievements of the culture and civilization of Spain as reflected in its geography, history, language, literature, governmental and social institutions, art, architecture, music, religion, and daily life.
www.ccsf.edu /Catalog/Foreign/forncors.html   (532 words)

World literature and Russian pre-revolutionary literature, works by pre-revolutionary critics, and Soviet criticism on non-Soviet literatures, i.e., literature and criticism not covered by SOVETSKAIA KHUDOZHESTVENNAIA LITERATURA for the overlapping years.
The Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow is the most prolific publisher of bibliographies of literary translations.
Literature is particularly rich in non-bibliographic reference sources such as: encyclopedias, biographical sources, biobliographic dictionaries, chronicles of cultural events, dictionaries of pseudonyms, quotations, and writers' gathering places.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/hasrg/slavic/production/3literat.html   (1770 words)

 Who Won The Nobel Prize For Literature In 1942   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If she won the throne of England, both Scotland and England would be...
Eugene (Gladstone) O'Neill won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936, and Pulitzer Prizes for four of his plays...
The Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded annually in...
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 The Nation, 05/18/1940 - Guidebook to Literature by Bogan, Louise
...The subject of "world literature"-actually the literature of the Western World-is removed from the dryness of the full scholarly approach and served forth with good sense and good nature and without overt or concealed bigotry...
...and that the forms of literature, "the genres," sometimes merge and coalesce with one another...
...and has sound and interesting things to say on taste, false and would-be popular art ("kitsch"), the "social approach" to literature, and the problems of criticism...
www.nationarchive.com /Summaries/v150i0020_14.htm   (553 words)

 Literature Titles on CD-ROM, Reference Department, Davis Library
In Principio is an index to about 400,000 incipits identified by the Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes from libraries and collections throughout the world, with an emphasis on holdings of French libraries and the Vatican Library.
Together with the collection of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library at Collegeville, In Principio represents the richest collection of incipits at the disposal of scholars studying Latin literature and its transmission.
Texts cover all literary genres, among them: theology and the liberal arts, history, poetry, medicine, liturgy, civil and canon law, the sciences, sermons, glossaries -- even cooking recipes and cursing formulas.
www.lib.unc.edu /reference/eref/lit.html   (1520 words)

 UI conference highlights Latin American literature July 2-6
The 34th International Conference of Latin American Literature will be at the University of Iowa July 2-6, drawing prestigious scholars from some 25 countries around the globe, including many Latin American countries, Europe and Canada.
The Instituto Internacional de Literatura American Iberoamericana (International Institute of Latin American Literature), founded in 1940 and headquartered at the University of Pittsburgh, sponsors this biennial conference focusing on the relation between literature and the other arts in Latin America.
In 2000, the conference was held in Salamanca, Spain, and in 1998 it was held in Santiago, Chile.
www.uiowa.edu /~ournews/2002/june/0624latin-literature.html   (496 words)

 Research Guides By Subject - English and American Literature: Tisch Library: Tufts University
Below are a few major, frequently used sources for the study of English and American Literature.
An international index to books and journals on the modern languages and literatures, including linguistics and folklore.
An international index to medieval topics (400-1500) in literature, language, history, archaeology, art, music, theater, Arabic and Islamic studies, and religion and philosophy.
www.library.tufts.edu /tisch/Subject/englang.htm   (748 words)

 Consumerism and American Girls' Literature, 1860-1940 (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
In Consumerism and American Girls' Literature, Peter Stoneley looks at how women fictionalised for the girl reader the ways of achieving a powerful social and cultural presence.
He explores why and how a scenario of 'buying into womanhood' became, between 1860 and 1940, one of the nation's central allegories, one of its favourite means of negotiating social change.
From Jo March to Nancy Drew, girls' fiction operated in dynamic relation to consumerism, performing a series of otherwise awkward manoeuvres: between country and metropolis, uncouth and unspoilt, modern and anti-modern.
www.literacyconnections.com /0_0521821878.html   (244 words)

 English Literature: Module: lit306 : African-American Literature: 1940 to the Present
The key political and cultural issues that underpin fl literature will be explored, from the Civil Rights struggles after the War to the many ways in which race matters today.
Attention will also be paid to ideas of the vernacular (both in terms of language and musical forms such as Jazz), to fl humour and satire, and the varied issues of gender, consciousness, and the fl Diaspora.
The module aims for you to appreciate the range and specificity of Contemporary African- American literature through closely studying the 'infinite possibilities' of African-American texts.
www.shef.ac.uk /english/modules/lit306   (287 words)

 final_160   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An intensive study of children’s literature, with attention to plot,
A study in-depth of literature for adolescent readers with particular
An investigation of literature that represents the so-called “rebirth”
www.molloy.edu /registrar/catalog/final/css/final_160.htm   (561 words)

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