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  American Literature: Poetry - MSN Encarta
American poetry differs from British or English poetry chiefly because America’s culturally diverse traditions exerted pressure on the English language, altering its tones, diction, forms, and rhythms until something identifiable as American English emerged.
American poetry remains a hybrid, a literature that tries to separate itself from the tradition of English literature even as it adds to and alters that tradition.
American modernist poetry emerged in the first half of the 20th century, as many writers sought to subdue nationalist impulses in their poetry and define themselves as part of an international advance in the arts.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761596671/American_Literature_Poetry.html   (1437 words)

  
 American Literature
It is both reflection and representation of past and present: from exploration and discovery to settlement and colonization; from rebellion and independence to growth and maturity; from slavery and abolitionism to civil war and restoration; from expansion and industrial­ization to immigration and naturalization; from world war and recovery to nuclear capabil­ity and global diplomacy.
It is the study of a literature maturing from its infancy in colonial America to a literature in the twentieth century of international importance.
American literature is by nature a literature that reflects the multiplicity of a people united by a common bond and diversified by region, ethnicity, religion, social and economic status, political conviction, and cultural identity.
www.wordtrade.com /literature/americanliteratureR.htm   (1753 words)

  
 Jewish-American Literature
Other American Jewish writers who wrote in the Yiddish or the English idiom were Sidney Nyburg, Anzela Yezierska, James Oppenheim, Samuel Ornitz and Ludwig Lewisohn, who was born in the United States, the son of German Jewish immigrants.
This may be said of Roth despite the fact that in "Eli the Fanatic" Roth exposes the boorishness of many modern American Jews who find even the survivors of the Holocaust irrelevant in their anxiety to avoid being identified with Jews dressed in the fl garb of the Chassidim and speaking with a distinct accent.
American Jews, fortunately ignorant of what is really meant by the word "Holocaust" and not really willing to listen to the first hand accounts of survivors, enjoy the victim status some assume when these nightmares are discussed in public.
www.jbuff.com /c021501.htm   (2768 words)

  
 Top20AmericanLiterature.com - American Literature Guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The literature of the United States, often referred to as American literature because it could also include writings in the various American colonies before the founding of the United States, refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States.
Among the themes and issues explored in African American literature are the role of African Americans within the larger American society, African American culture, racism, slavery, and equality.
African American literature saw a surge during the 1920s with the rise of an artistic Black community in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem.
www.top20americanliterature.com   (4600 words)

  
 American literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America.
Some of the earliest American literature were pamphlets and writings extolling the benefits of the colonies to both a European and colonist audience.
African American literature is literature written by, about, and sometimes specifically for African-Americans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_literature   (4079 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: World Literature: American   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
American Drama - Scholarly studies of dramatic literature from the earliest to the most recent playwrights, featuring critical examination of trends and discussions of diversity.
American Literature Association - Organization devoted to the study of American authors and literature.
American Literature (Critical Essays) - Critical essays of mainly 19th and 20th century American authors, many written for academic purposes.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/World_Literature/American   (568 words)

  
 American and English Literature Internet Resources
The English-Language Literature Page at UCSD This is an excellent page consisting of literature-oriented primarily devoted to English and American literature.
American Literature and Culture Resources (Columbia University) Contains links to American Studies resources, associations, e-texts, Native American sites, Early American Literature materials, Nineteenth-century materials, museums and libraries, Women's Studies materials and Interesting courses using the web.
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry This page is maintained by Al Fireis, a specialist in Modern American Literature and Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania.
library.scsu.ctstateu.edu /litbib.html   (2649 words)

  
 CLEP: American Literature
The American Literature examination covers material that is usually taught in a two-semester survey course (or the equivalent) at the college level.
It assumes that candidates have read widely and developed an appreciation of American literature, know the basic literary periods, and have a sense of the historical development of American literature.
To prepare for the American Literature exam, you should read critically the contents of at least one anthology, which you can find in most college bookstores.
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/clep/ex_al.html   (578 words)

  
 Literature Department - American University
Her fields of concentration are nineteenth-century British literature and society, comparative study of the novel, and narrative theory.
She has recently published articles on gothic and sentimental literature and is currently exploring the epistemological, spiritual, political and moral limits of the sentimental ideal of sympathy.
Professor Dussere's teaching and research are primarily focused on the literature, film, and culture of twentieth-century America, although he is also interested in topics such as French film, the postcolonial novel, and cultural studies.
www.american.edu /cas/lit/about_faculty.cfm   (2377 words)

  
 American Literature
This American Literature unit focuses on the colonial period in literature.
Contemporary Voices is Unit 12 in the full-course sequence of American literature.
The House on Mango Street is Unit 13 in the full-course sequence of American literature.
www.glc.k12.ga.us /seqlps/sudisplay.asp?SUID=200   (735 words)

  
 American Literature Sites
The American Verse Project at the University of Michigan.
The New York Public Library, which has the Schomburg Collection of nineteenth-century African American women writers, has just made a number of other digital collections of images available online; it is especially rich in text and images about New York, maps, the performing arts, and African American history.
This site provides links to and information about what the NEH considers to be the best literature sites on the web for K-12 educators and students, including American literature sites.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/sites.htm   (1696 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: American literature - general
In the case of English literature, topics include romance, middle ages, renaissance and reformation, prose and poetry, drama, cavalier and puritan, the age of Dryden, from Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift, the age of Johnson, the French revolution, the romantic revival, and the Victorian age.
Series of documents on American literature from 1620 onwards including bibliographies on American authors and definitions and background on twenty five different literary movements.
Bibliographies of American literature from the 17th to the 20th centuries covering romanticism, transcendentalism, realism, naturalism, and the Harlem renaissance.
bubl.ac.uk /link/a/americanliterature-general.htm   (1022 words)

  
 Literary Resources -- American (Lynch)
Extensive collection of American resources, including a superb collection of annotated links, on-line exhibits from the Museum for American Studies, many hypertext editions of American works, historical maps, the Capitol Project, virtual classrooms, and an extensive site on America in the 1930s.
Facsimiles of front matter of anthologies of early American literature from 1878 to the present, with attention to their role in shaping the canon.
American Memory -- Dozens of collections on American history, literature, and culture.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Lit/american.html   (2116 words)

  
 African American literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African American literature tends to focus on themes of particular interest to Black people, for example, the role of African Americans within the larger American society and issues such as African American culture, racism, religion, slavery, freedom, and equality.
Some people include in African American literature writings by African Americans which lack fl characters and situations and are not particularly targeted at fl audiences, such as, for example, much of the earlier work of bestselling novelist Frank Yerby and that of science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany.
A subgenre of African American literature which began in the middle of the 19th century is the slave narrative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American_literature   (5690 words)

  
 WU Libraries: Resources for American Literature
American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
Early American Imprints, Series I, Evans (1639-1800) is in the process of being converted from microform to the web.
American Culture Studies is a multidisciplinary program within Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
library.wustl.edu /subjects/amlit   (1018 words)

  
 American Literature Overviews - Arts and Culture: InfoUSA
All of U.S. literature is multicultural, multiethnic, multiracial from precolonial days to the present.
At one moment in history or another, one grouping may have defined multiculturalism, in that timeframe, such as the European cultures that flowed into the United States 100 years ago, and those of Asia and Latin America in the year 2000.
An overview of the development of American literature, from pre-colonial times to the present.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/arts/literat.htm   (154 words)

  
 African-American Literature
Literature in the United States from the African Diaspora Project at UCLA provides a timeline outlining the development of African-American literature.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of 52 works by 19th-century fl women writers.
A comprehensive guide "including all fiction titles published between 1968 and 1993 by African American authors and targeted toward young adult readers." The book covers 166 titles by 57 authors and includes short articles, which are almost all reviews, on each of the titles.
www.lib.rochester.edu /index.cfm?PAGE=383   (1391 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: World Literature: Latin American   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cervantes and the Modern Latin American Narrative - An essay by Roberto González Echevarría examines how the Quijote has been re-written in Latin America and Cervantes as a figure of the author is more important than Don Quijote the character, in contrast to Spain.
The Internet: a Latin American Province - Based on his literary and cultural analysis, Roberto Hernández Montoya concludes that the Internet can be a Latin American province because its universal connections storm every frontier and place you everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
The Projection of Peronism in the contemporary Argentinean Literature of the '80s - Overview of her doctoral thesis realized by María José Punte, on Argentinean literature and the work of José Pablo Feinmann, Martín Caparrós, Jorge Andrade, Luisa Valenzuela, Carlos Gorostiza, Dalmiro Sáenz and Sergio Joselovsky.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/World_Literature/Latin_American   (1093 words)

  
 Journals: Duke University Press
Published in cooperation with the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association
American Literature has been regarded since its inception as the preeminent periodical in its field.
Each issue contains articles covering the works of several American authors—from colonial to contemporary—as well as an extensive book review section; a “Brief Mention” section offering citations of new editions and reprints, collections, anthologies, and other professional books; and an “Announcements” section that keeps readers up-to-date on prizes, competitions, conferences, grants, and publishing opportunities.
www.dukeupress.edu /americanliterature   (179 words)

  
 American Studies @ The University of Virginia
Many people would not classify non-fiction as literature, and perhaps that is the case for some of these works.
Dailies, weeklies, and monthlies are cornucopias of literature which contain a variety of different story formats--from front page news stories to editorials.
A number of groups have created on-line archives, which contain e-texts of the back issues of hundreds of scholarly journals, including ones whose focus is on American literature.
xroads.virginia.edu /~YP/yplitgen.html   (1070 words)

  
 American Literature on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The American Literature on the Web site is maintained by Akihito Ishikawa, Department of English at Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies, Japan.
This set of American literature resource pages is mainly a collection of links to sites on the Internet especially dealing with American literature and its social, cultural contexts.
The American Literature /Arts and Humanities General Resources section includes the following categories and each category is viwed in a frame-dependent window.
www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp /ishikawa/amlit   (218 words)

  
 American Literature
American Literature on the Web by time period
American Writers, C-Span examines the lives and work of selected Twentieth Century American Writers
Library of Southern Literature collection of electronic texts, and an introduction to literature in the American South
www.accd.edu /pac/lrc/lit-amer.htm   (444 words)

  
 JSTOR: American Literature
Recent content available: JSTOR has partnered with Project MUSE® to include links to the full text of recent articles in American Literature.
Access to Project MUSE® may not be provided at your institution, although there may be alternative resources available.
Written by established scholars as well as the newest and brightest young critics, AL's thought-provoking essays cover a broad spectrum of periods and genres and employ a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches--the best in American literary criticism.
www.jstor.org /journals/00029831.html   (110 words)

  
 The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
www.bartleby.com /cambridge   (184 words)

  
 Native American Literature
The American Native Press Archives - Online database for University of Arkansas's repository of Native American works; includes extensive searchable bibliography.
Electronic Text Center: Native Americans - Largest collection of 19th- and 20th-century Native American literature available online; also includes literary pieces about Native Americans.
Native American Authors - Provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal web sites.
www.ability.org.uk /native_american_literature.html   (274 words)

  
 African American Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
History and bibliography of the literature of the period in the form of a lesson plan.
Used as a handout for a literature course taught at William Patterson University in New Jersey.
Includes "A Brief history of African Americans in West Virginia," "A Timeline of West Virginia African American History," "African Americans in the Counties of Present Day West Virginia in 1860," "Biographies of Prominent African Americans in West Virginia," and "History of the American Negro: Vol.
www.bluefield.wvnet.edu /library/afamlinks.htm   (3422 words)

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