Harris majored in English literature at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, graduating in 1964. As an undergraduate he covered the crime beat part time for the local newspaper. Harris went on to work for the Associated Press in New York ...
Author: Geoff Hamilton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
Popular fiction portrayed the Indian as an inferior sort of “ brother , ” and contact with Indians was popularly conceived as part of an initiation - in - nature experience for American males . Even in works of higher literary status ...
Author: Steven R. Serafin
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical and cultural forces that have shaped African American writing. - Publisher.
Author: Hans A. Ostrom
Category: African Americans
Designed to meet the needs of high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference available on African American literature from its origins to the present. Other works include many brief entries, or offer extended biographical sketches of a limited selection of writers. This encyclopedia surpasses existing references by offering full and current coverage of a vast range of authors and topics. While most of the entries are on individual authors, the encyclopedia gathers together information about the genres and geographical and cultural environments in which these writers have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical and cultural forces that have shaped African American writing. - Publisher.
Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on ''Star Trek,'' used the centuries-old secretive hand signals of the Jewish priests for his famous Vulcan hand signal. Paul Levinson, author and past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy ...
Author: Jack R. Fischel
Category: Social Science
This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we know today would not exist. Where would music be without the music of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor without Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, film without Steven Spielberg, literature without Phillip Roth, Broadway without Rodgers and Hammerstein? These are just a few of the artists who broke new ground and changed the face of American popular culture forever. This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Up-to-date coverage and extensive attention to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high school and college students interested in the full range of Jewish popular culture in the United States. Academic and public libraries will also treasure this work as an incomparable guide to our nation's heritage. Illustrations complement the text throughout, and many entries cite works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic sources to encourage further research.
1946 Work Author: Frank Yerby With the publication of his first novel, The Foxes of Harrow (1946), Frank Yerby made an abrupt transition from writing black protest fiction (mostly short stories) to writing American popular fiction.
Author: Wilfred D. Samuels
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Category: African American authors
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.
Wordless Mountaineers in Fiction, Film and Television Vicki Sigmon Collins ... However, this is the only perceived weakness in an otherwise beautifully written novel. as a side note, ... Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction.
Author: Vicki Sigmon Collins
Category: Literary Criticism
Appalachian literature is filled with silent or non-discursive characters. The reasons for their wordlessness vary. Some are mute or pretend to be, some choose not to speak or are silenced by grief, trauma or fear. Others mutter monosyllables, stutter, grunt and point, speak in tongues or idiosyncratic language. They capture the reader’s attention by what they don’t say.
Provides an overview of Brautigan as a Western writer and interpretations of his novels. Carl Brucker and Farhat M. Iftekharuddin, “Richard Brautigan 1935–1984,” in Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction, volume 1, edited by Kirk H.
Author: John Cusatis
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: American literature
Covers American literature during the postwar period.
American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction. 1999. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press. King, Stephen. 1998. “Robert Marasco, Burnt Offerings.” 1998. In Horror: 100 Best Books, ...
Author: Matt Cardin
Category: Literary Criticism
This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion
... in the College of Languages and Communication and a graduate student at the University of Tulsa studying contemporary American literature. Her research interests include Southern literature, food studies, popular culture issues, ...
Author: Robert C. Sickels
Category: Social Science
This fascinating and thought-provoking read challenges readers to consider entertainers and entertainment in new ways, and highlights figures from outside the worlds of film, television, and music as influential "pop stars."
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in American Popular Culture . Lewiston , NY : E. Mellen , 1993 . Carrie Hintz and Elaine Ostry , eds . Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults . New York : Routledge , 2003 . Anita Moss .
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Fantasy fiction, American
A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.
The romantic South has been a mainstay of popular fiction in the United States from the beginning of mass-market ... most prolific and popular American novelists of all time, Southworth used plantation settings in her romantic novels.
Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.
Release on 2008-12-30 | by Randall M. Miller Ph.D.
Tales of the Old West and mystery novels were consistently popular fiction genres. Zane Grey's stories of lone lawmen continued to sell long after his death in 1936. Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon (1930) sold well (as did most of ...
Author: Randall M. Miller Ph.D.
The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005. Working under the editorial direction of general editor Randall M. Miller, professor of history at St. Joseph's University, a group of expert volume editors carefully integrate material drawn from volumes in Greenwood's highly successful Daily Life Through History series with new material researched and written by themselves and other scholars. The four volumes cover the following periods: The War of Independence and Antebellum Expansion and Reform, 1763-1861, The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrialization of America, 1861-1900, The Emergence of Modern America, World War I, and the Great Depression, 1900-1940 and Wartime, Postwar, and Contemporary America, 1940-Present. Each volume includes a selection of primary documents, a timeline of important events during the period, images illustrating the text, and extensive bibliography of further information resources—both print and electronic—and a detailed subject index.
P7 Popular music Lissauer's Encyclopedia of Popular Music in America , ML 128 The Oxford Companion to Popular Music , ML 102 Portugal Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula , PN 849 Pottery craft Potter's Dictionary of ...
Author: Allan Mirwis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.
... Crowell's Handbook of Contemporary Drama R - 49 Matlaw , Modern World Drama : An Encyclopedia S - 10 Spiller et al . ... States Literature S - 12 Articles on American Literature S - 13 Articles on American Studies S - 14 American ...
28 Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America . 106 Arthurian Name Dictionary , The . 103 Asian American Literature . 87 Atlas of American Migration . 42 Atlas of Global Change , The . 65 Beacham ' s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction .
Resources in their general analysis of a variety of trends , techniques and themes in America's best - selling novels and they place him with the group of writers whose works aim to be useful as well as entertaining .
The CSI effect: Popular fiction about forensic science affects the public's expectations about real forensic science. ... mmons.unl.edu/ajacourtreview/355 Steenberg L. Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture. 2013.
Author: Kelly M. Pyrek
Publisher: CRC Press
This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years—past trends that have shaped the field—as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.
The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security. New York: Simon and Schuster. Hammond, Michael. ... The Vietnam Experience: A Concise Encyclopedia of American Literature, Songs, and Films. ... In Pop Fiction: Works Cited / 291.
Author: Todd Decker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"This book describes in detail how music and sound function as a constituent part of the prestige combat film's larger work of memorialization in the cultural realm of commercial cinema. As Rikke Schubart and Anne Gjelsvik note, historians must deal with 'the complexity of history, war, heroism, patriotism, memory, and the process of their representation.' Hymns for the Fallen traces an expressive sonic continuity in this 'process of representation' for serious war films. The three elements of the soundtrack--dialogue, sound effects, music--are treated in detail in the chapters which follow, although music proves to be of particular interest"--Provided by publisher.