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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
781,712 words

...historical issues, such as AIDS, racism, sexual harassment, and the Civil War, are examined alongside accounts of women publishing and contemporary literary theory, such as black feminism, lesbian literary theory, and deconstruction. Cathy N. Davidson is Professor of English at Duke University Linda Wagner-Martin is Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States . Cathy Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin. Oxford University Press 1995. Oxford...

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Literature
Length:
308,875 words

...and Director of the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. The author of numerous articles and books on American women writers and American literature and culture, Professor Martin founded and continues to edit Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal . Her books include An American Triptych: The Lives and Work of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich ; We Are the Stories We Tell: Best Short Fiction by North American Women Writers since 1945 ; Colonial American Travel Narratives ; The Art of the Short Story ; The Cambridge...

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
656,221 words

...summaries. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to...

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
304,995 words

...Emile Zola), characters (Almayer family, Mr Jones, Jim, Captain Mitchell, Nostromo, the Professor, Edith Travers), reputation (biographies, films, influences on other writers, portraits and other images, translations), and historical context (First World War, Polish question, women’s suffrage movement). Owen Knowles and Gene M. Moore, together with their team of distinguished Advisers and Contributors, have created a unique and authoritative reference work on all things Conradian. Owen Knowles , Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull, is the author of...

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...such as the suburb, the publishing trade, and the literary agent. Significant social developments and themes are examined in topic entries, which allow the reader to explore all the novels in a particular genre. Notably, women writers make up nearly half of the biographical entries, reflecting the unprecedented number of women who began to publish during the period. Indispensable for students and lovers of literature, the Companion offers unique access to the works, writers, and preoccupations of this absorbing period in history. Sandra Kemp is Director...

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
547,072 words

...Land Language Law Literary Theory Medicine Music Mythology Natural Philosophy (Science) Novels Painting Poetry Policing Political Economy Popular Culture Poverty Prints Prose Psychology Publishing Religion Revolution Sensibility Slavery Theatre Utopianism Viewing War Women “An outstanding work of reference” – THES For the first time in this innovative reference book the Romantic Age is surveyed across all aspects of British culture, rather than in literary or artistic terms alone. The Companion's two-part structure presents forty-two essays...

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