Encyclopedia of the American Short Story

Encyclopedia of the American Short Story
A Book

by Abby H. P. Werlock

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2015-04-22
  • Pages : 1752
  • ISBN : 1438140754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two-volume set that presents an introduction to American short fiction from the 19th century to the present.

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel
A Book

by Abby H. P. Werlock,James P. Werlock

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2015-04-22
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 143814069X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
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by Steven R. Serafin,Alfred Bendixen

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2005-09-01
  • Pages : 1305
  • ISBN : 9780826417770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

Today's Short Stories Analyzed

Today's Short Stories Analyzed
An Informal Encyclopedia of Short Story Art as Exemplified in Contemporary Magazine Fiction for Writers and Students

by Robert Wilson Neal

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1918
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Handbook of the American Short Story

Handbook of the American Short Story
A Book

by Erik Redling,Oliver Scheiding

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2022-01-19
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN : 3110585324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American short story has always been characterized by exciting aesthetic innovations and an immense range of topics. This handbook offers students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted genre with a special focus on recent developments due to the rise of new media. Part I provides systematic overviews of significant contexts ranging from historical-political backgrounds, short story theories developed by writers, print and digital culture, to current theoretical approaches and canon formation. Part II consists of 35 paired readings of representative short stories by eminent authors, charting major steps in the evolution of the American short story from its beginnings as an art form in the early nineteenth century up to the digital age. The handbook examines historically, methodologically, and theoretically the coming together of the enduring narrative practice of compression and concision in American literature. It offers fresh and original readings relevant to studying the American short story and shows how the genre performs American culture.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature
A Book

by Jennifer McClinton-Temple,Alan R. Velie

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN : 1438120877
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. This encyclopedia features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date. --publisher description.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]
A Book

by Guiyou Huang

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2008-12-30
  • Pages : 1256
  • ISBN : 1567207367
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959

Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959
A Book

by Graham Webb

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-07-17
  • Pages : 734
  • ISBN : 147668118X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Short subject films have a long history in American cinemas. These could be anywhere from 2 to 40 minutes long and were used as a "filler" in a picture show that would include a cartoon, a newsreel, possibly a serial and a short before launching into the feature film. Shorts could tackle any topic of interest: an unusual travelogue, a comedy, musical revues, sports, nature or popular vaudeville acts. With the advent of sound-on-film in the mid-to-late 1920s, makers of earlier silent short subjects began experimenting with the short films, using them as a testing ground for the use of sound in feature movies. After the Second World War, and the rising popularity of television, short subject films became far too expensive to produce and they had mostly disappeared from the screens by the late 1950s. This encyclopedia offers comprehensive listings of American short subject films from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures
A Book

by Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. Lopez

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2000-12-07
  • Pages : 1800
  • ISBN : 1134788525
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.

Encyclopedia of the British Short Story

Encyclopedia of the British Short Story
A Book

by Andrew Maunder

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2015-04-22
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1438140703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a comprehensive reference to short fiction from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth, featuring some of the most popular writers and works.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature
A Book

by Emmanuel S. Nelson

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 2692
  • ISBN : 9780313330599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.

Encyclopedia of American Literature

Encyclopedia of American Literature
A Book

by EPUB 2-3

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1438140770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Four volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature from the colonial period through the present.

Encyclopedia of American Humorists

Encyclopedia of American Humorists
A Book

by Steven H. Gale

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-14
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN : 1317362276
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.

Scribbling Women & the Short Story Form

Scribbling Women & the Short Story Form
Approaches by American & British Women Writers

by Ellen Burton Harrington

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781433100772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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«America is now wholly given over to a d - d mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash...» Taking Hawthorne's famous 1855 complaint about women writers as a starting point for consideration, Scribbling Women and the Short Story Form is a collection of fourteen critical essays about the short fiction of British and American women writers. This anthology takes a feminist approach, examining the liberating possibilities for women writers of the form of the short story, a genre often associated with alienation or subversion (the writer Frank O'Connor describes the form as marginal or «outlaw»). Covering the work of selected women writers from the 1850s through the late twentieth century, this collection includes essays on well-known authors such as Rebecca Harding Davis, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cynthia Ozick, and Ursula K. Le Guin, alongside essays on Harriett Prescott Spofford, Ruth Stewart, L. T. Meade, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Zitkala-Sa, Sui Sin Far, and Lydia Davis, less-known authors whose stories offer rich ground for consideration.

Encyclopedia of African-American Literature

Encyclopedia of African-American Literature
A Book

by Wilfred D. Samuels

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2015-04-22
  • Pages : 980
  • ISBN : 1438140592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a reference on African American literature providing profiles of notable and little-known writers and their works, literary forms and genres, critics and scholars, themes and terminology and more.

Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature

Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature
A Book

by Seiwoong Oh

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 1438120885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces American writers whose roots are in all parts of Asia, including China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism

Encyclopedia of American Journalism
A Book

by Stephen L. Vaughn

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007-12-11
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN : 1135880204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Encyclopedia of American Journalism explores the distinctions found in print media, radio, television, and the internet. This work seeks to document the role of these different forms of journalism in the formation of America's understanding and reaction to political campaigns, war, peace, protest, slavery, consumer rights, civil rights, immigration, unionism, feminism, environmentalism, globalization, and more. This work also explores the intersections between journalism and other phenomena in American Society, such as law, crime, business, and consumption. The evolution of journalism's ethical standards is discussed, as well as the important libel and defamation trials that have influenced journalistic practice, its legal protection, and legal responsibilities. Topics covered include: Associations and Organizations; Historical Overview and Practice; Individuals; Journalism in American History; Laws, Acts, and Legislation; Print, Broadcast, Newsgroups, and Corporations; Technologies.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C
A Book

by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 2483
  • ISBN : 9780313330605
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife
A Book

by Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 1254
  • ISBN : 0313350663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales

Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English
A Book

by Eugene Benson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-11-10
  • Pages : 1676
  • ISBN : 1134468482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.