The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

internationalizing American literature from within. Although literature and culture framed by the national will surely persist, writing in the United States provides ample support for the view that American literature offers a vision of ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture will offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of this important literary tradition, covering the span of Asian American literature from the late nineteenth-century large ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

"In the past four decades, the field of Asian American literary and cultural studies has grown enormously, expanding its areas of inquiry beyond reflection on the straight-line patterns of immigration, assimilation, and citizenship to encompass issues such as transnational and diasporic identities and communities, the workings of imperialism, the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, and social justice/human rights in a global context. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture will offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of this important literary tradition, covering the span of Asian American literature from the late nineteenth-century large-scale immigration of Chinese to the United States and Canada to the present. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature"--

Encyclopedia of American Literature

New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. Ostrander,Gilman M. Republicof Letters:The American Intellectual Community, 1776–1865. Madison, Wis.:Madison House, 1999. Parini, Jay. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature.

Encyclopedia of American Literature

Susan Clair Imbarrato, Carol Berkin, Brett Barney, Lisa Paddock, Matthew J. Bruccoli, George Parker Anderson, Judith S.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Academic novels The essay in America

TOPICAL OUTLINE OF ARTICLES The entries in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature are conceived according to the general conceptual categories listed in this topical outline . Some entries are listed more than once because the ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature  Academic novels The essay in America

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

The Oxford Companion to American Literature

Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature

The Oxford Companion to American Literature

Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature

A Journey Through American Literature

Jay Parini's four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia ofAmerican Literature (Oxford University Press, 2004) contains much fuller information than the Companion. Recently the press has expanded its Oxford Handbooks series to include topics in ...

A Journey Through American Literature

A spirited and lively introduction to American literature, this book acquaints readers with the key authors, works, and events in the nation's rich and ecclectic literary tradition.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

As the general editor or co-editor of anthologies and reference books, including the Norton Anthology of African American Literature, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, and the Encyclopedia Africana, he has been the ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

"From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements" -- homepage, viewed September 7, 2010.

Literary Research and the Era of American Nationalism and Romanticism

Nelson, Emmanuel S. African American Authors, 1745—1945: A Biobibliographical Critical Sourceboole. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000. Parini, jay. The Oxford Encyclopedia ofAmerican Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Literary Research and the Era of American Nationalism and Romanticism

This book recommends best practices for research in the lively and vibrant literature of the American Early Republic. Covering all formats, the volume discusses bibliographies, indexes, research guides, archives and special collections, microform and digital primary text resources, and how they are best exploited for a literary research project.

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition

Also, the Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (2nd ed., 2003), edited by Margaret Drabble and Jenny Stringer, ... The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature contains 350 essays from the leading scholars in the field, ...

Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts  6th Edition

This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. 5 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. Parini, Jay, ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

This book is a guide to scholarly research in the field of American postmodern literature, defined as the period between 1950 and 1990 and provide advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of literature with a comprehensive view of the print and online resources available in literature and related subject areas

Reading the American Novel 1865 1914

(1962), revised as Ben et's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature by George Perkins and others (1991), is a specialized outgrowth of William Rose Ben et's comprehensive world Reader's Encyclopedia of 1948–65. The Oxford Companion ...

Reading the American Novel 1865   1914

An indispensable tool for teachers and students of American literature, Reading the American Novel 1865-1914 provides a comprehensive introduction to the American novel in the post-civil war period. Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works Addresses a wide audience of academics and non-academics in clear, accessible prose Demonstrates the changing mentality of 19th-century America entering the 20th century Explores the relationship between the intellectual and artistic output of the time and the turbulent socio-political context

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

Teresa Goddu's Gothic America and Toni Morrison's Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination are also important exemplars of this new approach. ... The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Jay Parini. vol. 2.

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

This collection of essays by leading scholars insists on a larger recognition of the importance and diversity of crime fiction in U.S. literary traditions. Instead of presenting the genre as the property of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, this book maps a larger territory which includes the domains of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy and other masters of fiction.The essays in this collection pay detailed attention to both the genuine artistry and the cultural significance of crime fiction in the United States. It emphasizes American crime fiction’s inquiry into the nature of democratic society and its exploration of injustices based on race, class, and/or gender that are specifically located in the details of American experience.Each of these essays exists on its own terms as a significant contribution to scholarship, but when brought together, the collection becomes larger than the sum of its pieces in detailing the centrality of crime fiction to American literature. This is a crucial book for all students of American fiction as well as for those interested in the literary treatment of crime and detection, and also has broad appeal for classes in American popular culture and American modernism.

Asian American Literature in Transition 1965 1996 Volume 3

He is also a contributor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture and has coedited a special issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies titled “Vietnam, War, and the Global Imagination.

Asian American Literature in Transition  1965 1996  Volume 3

This volume traces the formation of the Asian American literary canon and the field of Asian American Studies from 1965-1996. It is intended for an academic audience, ranging from advanced undergraduate students to scholars from a variety of disciplines, interested in the formation of Asian American literary studies from 1965-1996.

The Reference Librarian s Bible Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

However, more could be written on Latin American and Canadian literature. Besides offering substantive overview essays ... The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, by Jay Parini, ed. Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York, ...

The Reference Librarian s Bible  Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject

Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction

American Literary History 15 ( Spring 2003 ) : 78-86 . Ferraro , Thomas J. “ Italian - American Literature ” In Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature , Vol . 2. Edited by Jay Parini . Oxford : Oxford University Press ...

Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction

Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction is a critical study of classic American novels. Ferraro returns to Hawthorne's closet of secreted sin to reveal The Scarlet Letter as a deviously psychological turn on the ancient Meditererranean Catholic folk tales of female wanderlust, cuckolding priests, and demonic revenge. This lights the way to explore what Ferraro calls "the Protestant temptation to Marian Catholicism" in seven modern American masterworks, including Chopin's The Awakening, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Cather's The Professor's House, and Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction explores stories of forbidden passion and sacrificial violence, with ultra-radiant women (and sometimes men) at their focus. It examines how these novels speak to readers across religious and social spectrums, generating an inclusive mode of address and near-universal relevance. Ferraro breaks the codes of contemporary criticism in his thematic focus and critical style, going beyond Protestantism and even Judeo-Christian Orthodoxy itself. Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction encourages the attentive reader to think about the American imagination, the myriad arts of writing about the passion plays of love, and even our canonical structures for reading and thinking about literature in new ways.

Literary Research and the American Modernist Era

... Charles H., Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature, 57, 58–59 not (Boolean operator), 6–8, 7f NUC. ... Encyclopedia ofAmerican Literature (Parini), 24, 25 Parini, Jay, The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, ...

Literary Research and the American Modernist Era

Characterized by its move away from Romanticism and toward mundane, every day subjects, as well as incorporating such ideas as metanarrative, stream of consciousness, and disjointed timelines, the American Modernist Era was at its heyday during the years 1914-1949. It produced such great authors as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and memorable works like As I Lay Dying and The Great Gatsby. Literary Research and the American Modernist Era offers the scholar and researcher a clear introduction to the best contemporary library resources and practices for researching American modernist writing. Graduate students, advanced undergraduates, researchers, and scholars specializing in American modernist writing will improve their information skills and fluency, whether in the real or the virtual library. Even those lacking access to some of the resources described here can profit from this overview of literary research because it will help them frame questions, indicate where to go for answers, and demonstrate useful connections between many of the secondary scholarly sources. This guide offers a coherent account of how contemporary research skills and resources can complement one another in helping the scholar effectively deal with typical challenges they encounter in their work

Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period

... America:A Bibliography, 83, 87, 102, 106 The Online Books Page (Ockerbloom), 126 online searching, basics of, 1–14 OpenWorldCat, 42, 43, 46f, 116 or (Boolean operator), 6, 7f The Oxford Encyclopedia ofAmerican Literature (Parini), ...

Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period

Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period: Strategies and Sources will help those interested in researching this era. Authors Linda L. Stein and Peter J. Lehu emphasize research methodology and outline the best practices for the research process, paying attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting studies of national literature.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Ninth Edition

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Also at http://www.oxfordreference.com/. 2. Ward, Sir Adolphus William, A. R. Waller, William Peterfield Trent, John Erskine, Stuart Pratt ...

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers  Theses  and Dissertations  Ninth Edition

When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.

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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.