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  Literature of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The literature of the United States may be considered as belonging to English literature or as a distinct body of literature.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_literature   (2853 words)

The broad grasp of literature and its problems, the rich fibre of the discussions, sensitivity to the esthetic and social implications of the artist's craft--all attest to the fact that Marxist criticism is winning its honored place in the world of letters.
They distort the past, the present, and the future; and since they fill the pages of the conservative and liberal press, their lies and libels are bound to have some effect even on writers who are on the side of the proletariat.
Revolutionary literature is no longer a sect but a leaven in American literature as a whole, as was evidenced by the American Writers' Congress last spring.
www.english.uiuc.edu /Maps/poets/a_f/freeman/prolit.htm   (8340 words)

 Arts and Literature (from United States) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Besides the 48 contiguous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the mid-Pacific Ocean.
The coterminous states are bounded on the north by Canada, on the east by the...
The federal government of the United States was created by the Constitution, which went into operation in 1789 when the first Congress convened and George Washington took the oath of office as president.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-209587?ct=   (1014 words)

 MELUS: Dance Between Two Cultures: Latino Caribbean Literature Written in the United States. - Review - book review
He insists both that Latino/a Caribbean literature written in the United States deserves attention as an integral field of study and that it is an inherent and inseparable contribution to the literature of the United States.
Luis is conscious of the fact that the immigrant experience in the United States cannot be confined to the experience of any one city; he is nonetheless mindful in observing the distinctiveness of the Puerto Rican New York experience and the Cuban-American Miami experience as he discusses the importance of these cities to literary production.
He traces continuities between literatures of countries of ethnic origin and the literature of the United States (for example, discussing the influences of Cuban writers on Cuban-American literature), but notes the ruptures and particularities as well.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2278/is_2_25/ai_67532186   (1079 words)

 Voces Americanas / American Voices
Thus, contemporary Hispanic literature is in essence a literature of resistance to economic, social and cultural oppression.
While the literature of the latter groups is generally one of resistance to the majority culture, Cuban-American literature tends to focus on a nostalgia for Cuba.
Thematically, the literature of this group is in flux, for some authors write about assimilation, while others stories are steeped in memories of Cuba and center on the effect of the revolution on several generations of exiles.
www.humanities-interactive.org /vocesamericanas/thirtyyears.htm   (3592 words)

 Greenwood Publishing Group I1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hispanic literature in the United States is covered from the Spanish colonial period to the present.
An extensive chronology traces the development of Hispanic literature and culture in the United States from 1492 to 2002, providing the context within which such Hispanic writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Rodolfo Anaya, and Oscar Hijuelos have worked.
Kanellos is the director of a major national research program, Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage of the United States, whose objective is to identify, preserve, study, and make accessible tens of thousands of literary documents of those regions that have become the United States from the colonial period to 1960.
info.greenwood.com /books/1573565/157356558x.html   (384 words)

 U.S. Society and Values, "Contemporary U.S. Literature: Multicultural Perspectives, Department of State, International ...
Multicultural, and immigrant, literature may be expanding on the college and high school syllabus, but it is not at all a new phenomenon.
With these beneficial developments within scholar organizations, and with the wave of new arrivals to the United States, the fact is that multicultural literature as a direction and a discipline arose chiefly out of a series of developments in literary studies from the 1970s on.
His assertion that all U.S. literature was ethnic and his careful readings both of works from the traditional canon and from the growing number of ethnic texts prompted a rethinking of the canon itself.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itsv/0200/ijse/lowe.htm   (1987 words)

 Puerto Rican Literature in the United States: Stages and Perspectives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Understandably, Puerto Rican literature in the twentieth century has been obsessed with the United States, whose presence not only lurks, allegorically, as the awesome colossus to the north but is manifest in every aspect of national life.
The first Puerto Ricans to write about life in the United States were political exiles from the independence struggle against Spain, who came to New York in the late decades of the nineteenth century to escape the clutches of the colonial authorities.
Despite the sharp disconnections between Island- and United States-based traditions, and between stages of the literary history here, it is still necessary to talk about modern Puerto Rican literature as a whole and of the emigrant literature—including the Nuyorican—as an extension or manifestation of that national literature.
www.mla.org /ade/bulletin/n091/091039.htm   (4535 words)

 Lakritz Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lecture: Emerson may or may not be the daemon of United States literary culture, but his work provides a convenient and useful fulcrum from which to balance various competing and contradictory narratives of our history and our writing.
Lecture: "Oral tradition is the foundation of literature," according to N. Scott Momaday, and recently writers as diverse as Hurston, Maxine Hong Kingston, Leslie Marmon Silko and others have returned to oral traditions as an structure, thematic, or discursive strategy upon which to build written texts.
Discussion: Among the topics for discussion this unit raises includes the role of the expatriate writer in defining American traditions in literature (both Ashbery and Bishop lived abroad for extended periods of time), the balance between innovation and tradition in style and subject matter, and the role of the poet in contemporary American culture.
www.georgetown.edu /tamlit/teaching/lakritz.html   (3612 words)

 United States. (from Literature) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Marie L. Shedlock, a professional storyteller from England, came to the United States to tell Andersen's fairy tales to children and grown-ups.
One of the most famous fictional characters in United States literature, Ichabod Crane is the protagonist of Washington Irving's short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which first appeared in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
Basic historical information on this "oldest surviving church building in the United States built by and for Methodists." Includes a guide to doing research at the museum through its local church records, annual conference records, personal papers, works on Methodist history and theology, hymnals, and Sunday school literature.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-231712?tocId=231712   (916 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Periodical Literature in the United States
From 1809 to 1911 some 550 Catholic periodicals were started in the United States, but only five of those published during the first half of the nineteenth century survive.
The first Catholic newspaper printed in the United States was due to the enterprise of Father Gabriel Richard, of Detroit, Michigan.
The first quarterly review established in the United States was the "American Review of History and Politics", founded by a Catholic, Robert Walsh, at Philadelphia, and of which two volumes were published (1811-12).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11692a.htm   (5124 words)

 Planet AvP: Literature: Submissions: United States Colonial Marines: Satanic Light - Prologue
The united states colonial marines had expanded the base of operations on gateway too.
He was born in Los Angeles, that was in the United States untill the fault line broke and destoyed the main of it.
The United States Colonial Marines Academy had been created to train up newly signed marines, it was a large encampment and had been there for some time now.
www.planetavp.com /features/literature/literature-383.shtml   (10303 words)

 The canon revisited: An ethnographic study on the teaching of American literature to United States-Mexican students at ...
The canon revisited: An ethnographic study on the teaching of American literature to United States-Mexican students at Macario Garcia high school.
The school is in a large city in the Southwestern United States with more than 2,000 students representing a predominantly Mexican-origin population.
Although all of the teacher participants who were interviewed expressed that they did not have any pre-service training in diverse works of American literature, they structured their curriculum and instruction toward the inclusion of their students everyday lived experiences---both their personal growth and ethnic culture.
digitalcommons.uconn.edu /dissertations/AAI3008139   (440 words)

 Multicultural Literature Resources
An alphabetically arranged compendium of relatively substantive, signed articles on nearly 150 ethnic and cultural populations residing in the United States.
The term "Chicano literature" is defined as the literary output of Mexican-Americans since 1848.
Though not a reference book in the standard dictionary or encyclopedic form, this collection of essays by 27 scholars is "designed to serve as a reference work documenting the history of Italian American culture and as a critical project dedicated to the analysis of Italian American identity." (Back cover).
www.library.cornell.edu /okuref/multicultural.html   (2982 words)

 CSADP: Research Topics: American Literature
This poem is the first known to be written by a fl person in the United States and was not published until approximately 100 years later.
Unlike his fl contemporaries, Hammon was born in the United States.
A two-volume work, it is considered the first major slave narrative in American literature and was translated into several European languages and reprinted several times until and throughout the nineteenth century.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /caas/diaspora/research_topics/american_literature.htm   (2876 words)

 Planet AvP: Literature: Submissions: United States Colonial Marines: Exploration of a New Disaster III
Leuitenant Paul Downing had been working as a united states colonial marine for four years, two under control of this mottly crew.
United States Colonial Marines had been trained to take the bitterness of the weather.
The life cycle of those aliens was this:- a small parasite starts off in an egg possibly laid by a larger more advanced alien, this parasite attaches itself to a host in where it a lays an alien that will grow and become stronger than itself.
www.planetavp.com /features/literature/literature-377.shtml   (14929 words)

 Literature of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Through such books as the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God -- about the life and marriages of a light-skinned African-American woman -- Hurston influenced a later generation of fl women novelists.
Salinger a champion of the train of consciousness style of writing.
This page was last modified 01:33, 17 Jun 2005.
bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Literature_of_the_United_States   (2647 words)

 Powell's Books - Herencia : the Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States (02 Edition) by Nicolas (ed.) ...
Hispanic Periodicals in the United States, Origins to 1960: A Brief History and Comprehensive Bibliography
H"erencia (meaning "inheritance" or "heritage") is the first anthology to bring together literature spanning the entire history of Hispanic writing in the United States, from the age of exploration to the present.
The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=65-0195138252-2   (447 words)

 Islamic verses / The influence of Muslim literature in the United States has grown stronger since the Sept. 11 attacks
If you want to meet the most popular poet in the United States, you must board a plane and fly to Konya, Turkey, where you'll find the mausoleum of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi, who is better known by his Westernized name, Rumi.
Rumi's readers in the United States cut across social, economic and political categories, as represented by Dan Lorey, a retired teacher in Cincinnati who in November wrote an opinion piece for the Cincinnati Enquirer that explained his support for President Bush and the war in Iraq.
An astronomer, mathematician and poet whose life spanned the 11th and 12th centuries, Khayyam has had a literary foothold in the United States since his "Rubaiyat" was first translated into English by Edward FitzGerald in 1859.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/02/06/INGH7B3FM31.DTL   (1539 words)

 SPANISH 486 - Hispanic Literature of the United States
SPANISH 486 - Hispanic Literature of the United States
The study of language and literature has always been a theater of contention over social, aesthetic, and ethical values.
Recent changes in Hispanic society and culture in the United States have intensified these concerns.
www.richmond.edu /~adawson/486.html   (1120 words)

 ACRL WSS Core Lists in Women's Studies - American Literature
This list is limited to Literature of the United States.
The emphasis is on anthologies and literary criticism of women authors collected specifically by reason of regional identity, ethnic American heritage, or some other connection related to American Literature by women.
Kim, Elaine H., Lilia V. Villanueva, and Asian Women United of California, eds.
www.library.wisc.edu /libraries/WomensStudies/core/cramlit.htm   (489 words)

 AML3285 Spring 2000
Students are welcome, however, to write about coming-out stories in their second essay, as well as genres that we will not have the chance to explore, such as poetry and drama (and also graphic novels, comic books, interactive and online texts, and so forth).
I welcome majors outside of English, but please realize that this is an upper-level literature course requiring a fair amount of reading and writing.
The only restrictions are that it must address some aspect of lesbian/gay literature or culture.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/kkidd/syllabi/AML3285SP2000.html   (1412 words)

 Powell's Books - Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States (Recovering the U.S. Hispanic ...
Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States (Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage)
The product of a ten-year project involving hundreds of scholars nationwide, "Herencia is the most comprehensive literary collection available, covering over three centuries and including writers from all the major Hispanic ethnic communities as well as a broad sample of writing from diverse genres.
But what truly distinguish this anthology are its historical depth and its rich, complex portrait of Hispanic literature in the United States.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0195138252-0   (441 words)

 LATINO/A LITERATURE IN THE UNITED STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
US Latino Literature is not a recent phenomenon.
Since the 1960s Latino/a Literature has become one of the major literary manifestations within North American Literature.
The themes and the style that is present in these works testifies the emergence of a consolidated literary corpus that goes back to the origins and, at the same time, it portrays a new experience of being American.
webs.ono.com /latinosUSA   (153 words)

 Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Energy and Energy-Related Bibliographic Citations
Literature review of United States utilities computer codes for calculating actinide isotope content in irradiated fuel
This paper reviews the accuracy and precision of methods used by United States electric utilities to determine the actinide isotopic and element content of irradiated fuel.
After an extensive literature search, three key code suites were selected for review.
www.osti.gov /energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=10143291   (188 words)

 The Lithuanian Word. History. Gazieta Lietuwiszka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
GAZIETA LIETUVISZKA (The Lithuanian Newspaper), the first Lithuanian newspaper in the United States, published weekly in New York from 1879-1882.
The newspaper was published by Mykolas Tvarauskas (Mikas Tvarauckas), who emigrated to the United States after the 1863 uprising in Lithuania, where he was a village school teacher and participant of the uprising.
The newspaper was unsuccessful because of its propagation of the old Lithuanian-Polish union and the lack of interest in the problems of Lithuanian immigrants settling in the United States.
www.spaudos.lt /Spauda/Gazieta_Lietuviska.en.htm   (130 words)

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