Literature

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- Literature: body of (usually) written works related by subject-matter, by language or place of origin, or by dominant cultural standards.
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Literature, Philosophy and Religion


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  • ErraticImpact.com, Philosophy Research Base (US) - meta-index categorized by history, subject & author, integrates text & online resources: books, topics, philosophers, history, essays, gear, philosophy departments, philosophers by name, philosopher home pages, Journals, organizations, book search, featured webs
  • Michigan University (US), Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) - creation, delivery & maintenance of electronic texts & mechanism for furthering library community's capabilities in online text, freely available collections: text collections (alphabetic list of resources, making of America, sgml resources)
  • Wikipedia Category:Religion portals

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Contemporary Literature: British Novels Now

Britain now, What have novelists made of all this? What are they writing as the old empire fades away and as new social and political formations emerge?

Introduction to Theory of Literature

main trends in twentieth-century literary theory, philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions (what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?)
 

Milton

study of Milton's poetry, with some attention to his literary sources, his contemporaries, controversial prose, his decisive influence on course of English poetry
 

The American Novel Since 1945

traces the formal and thematic developments of the novel focusing on the relationship between writers and readers, the conditions of publishing, innovations in the novel's form, fiction's engagement with history, changing place of literature in American culture, works by Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac, J. D. Salinger, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth and Edward P. Jones
 

Survey of British Literature

literary works from mid-nineteenth century through high modern period within historical contexts, aiming to establish connections across time between different writers, genres, & eras, gives sense of literary history, an understanding of some central texts & grasp of how British literature & readers have developed: description, texts, study questions, essay exam guide

Podcasts for College English

British Literature: Romantics, Jane Austen, The Victorians, The Modern Age of British Literature

Special Topics in Literature: Milton's "Paradise Lost"

language and argument, key questions and issues raised by the poem

Great Writers Inspire

series of short introductory lectures by experts celebrating a range of great writers and why they inspire

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