Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period

Author: Linda L. Stein
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810861410
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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.

Literary Research and American Postmodernism

Author: Emily Witsell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810892766
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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

Literary Research and Canadian Literature

Author: Gabriella Reznowski
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810877694
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This guide addresses the tools and best practices for selecting and evaluating print and electronic sources related to the extensive and varied literature of Canada. Beginning with an overview of the strategies needed to conduct online research, individual chapters examine general literary reference materials; relevant online library catalogs, including national and union library catalogs; scholarly journals; archival collections; microform and digital collections; periodicals, literary magazines, newspapers, and reviews; and Web and electronic resources. Special topics discussed include 'little magazines,' scholarly gateways, and cultural resources. The guide culminates in a chapter that illustrates the application of the strategies explored to solve a research problem. The strategies discussed within the guide are applicable to both canonical and lesser-known authors, therefore making this work relevant to anyone interested in researching Canadian literature.

Literary Research and the British Eighteenth Century

Author: Peggy Keeran
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810887959
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The 18th century in Britain was a transition period for literature. For the literary scholar, these changes mean that different search strategies may be required to conduct research into primary and secondary source material across the era. This book addresses the unique challenges faced by the scholars of the period, and explores a multitude of primary and secondary resources. In addition, each chapter addresses the research methods and tools best used to extract relevant information and compares and evaluates sources, making this book an invaluable guide to any literary scholar and student of the British 18th century.

The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism

Author: Keith Newlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195368932
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After its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, naturalism, a genre that typically depicts human beings as the product of biological and environmental forces over which they have little control, was supplanted by modernism, a genre in which writers experimented with innovations in form and content. In the last decade, the movement is again attracting spirited scholarly debate. The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism takes stock of the best new research in the field through collecting twenty-eight original essays drawing upon recent scholarship in literary and cultural studies. The contributors offer an authoritative and in-depth reassessment of writers from Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and Jack London to Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, John Steinbeck, Joyce Carol Oates, and Cormac McCarthy. One set of essays focus on the genre itself, exploring the historical contexts that gave birth to it, the problem of definition, its interconnections with other genres, the scientific and philosophical ideas that motivate naturalist authors, and the continuing presence of naturalism in twenty-first century fiction. Others examine the tensions within the genre-the role of women and African-American writers, depictions of sexuality, the problem of race, and the critique of commodity culture and class. A final set of essays looks beyond the works to consider the role of the marketplace in the development of naturalism, the popular and critical response to the works, and the influence of naturalism in the other arts.

Realism and Naturalism

Author: Richard Daniel Lehan
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299208745
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Lehan's book provides readers with an illuminating and readable comprehensive intellectual and literary history of the major American, British, and Continental novels of Realism and Naturalism from 1850 to 1950. He offers readers a new way of reading these novels-working outward from the text to forms of historical representation. In this way, literary naturalism can be seen as a narrative mode that creates its own reality separate from that of other narrative modes. Employing this strategy, Lehan contends, readers will find a spectrum of meaning in these works that allows and encourages intertextuality-one novel talking or responding to another-for example, Zola's Nana to Dreiser's Sister Carrie or Zola's L'Assomoir to Sinclair's The Jungle. The range of novelists and sub genres is staggering-Lehan studies the gothic novel, the urban novel, the detective novel, the novel of imperial adventure, the western novel, the noir novel, and the novels of utopia and distopia.

Nineteenth century Literature

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Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.

A Man s Game

Author: John Dudley
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817313478
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Demonstrates how concepts of masculinity shaped the aesthetic foundations of literary naturalism. A Man's Game explores the development of American literary naturalism as it relates to definitions of manhood in many of the movement's key texts and the aesthetic goals of writers such as Stephen Crane, Jack London, Frank Norris, Edith Wharton, Charles Chestnutt, and James Weldon Johnson. John Dudley argues that in the climate of the late 19th century, when these authors were penning their major works, literary endeavors were widely viewed as frivolous, the work of ladies for ladies, who comprised the vast majority of the dependable reading public. Male writers such as Crane and Norris defined themselves and their work in contrast to this perception of literature. Women like Wharton, on the other hand, wrote out of a skeptical or hostile reaction to the expectations of them as woman writers. Dudley explores a number of social, historical, and cultural developments that catalyzed the masculine impulse underlying literary naturalism: the rise of spectator sports and masculine athleticism; the professional role of the journalist, adopted by many male writers, allowing them to camouflage their primary role as artist; and post-Darwinian interest in the sexual component of natural selection. A Man's Game also explores the surprising adoption of a masculine literary naturalism by African-American writers at the beginning of the 20th century, a strategy, despite naturalism's emphasis on heredity and genetic determinism, that helped define the black struggle for racial equality.

Literary Research Guide

Author: James L. Harner
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9780873529839
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The fourth edition of Literary Research Guide adds entries describing resources published since 1997, many of which reflect the expansion of literary study into emerging fields (gay, lesbian, and transgendered studies and postcolonial theory). It also lists reliable Web sites sponsored by academic institutions and learned societies. The Guide concludes with name, title, and subject indexes.

Literary Research and British Modernism

Author: Alison M. Lewis
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810869020
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Focusing on work produced between 1880 and 1945, Literary Research and British Modernism: Strategies and Sources provides scholars with the necessary methods and tools for studying the literature of this period. This reference guide will facilitate research into the works of such major modernist writers as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Joseph Conrad, and Somerset Maugham, as well as lesser known or forgotten authors of the era. The book discusses research methodology and the best practices for the research process, especially regarding the research challenges unique to works of British modernism. This resource includes commentary on general literary reference materials; library catalogs; print and online bibliographies, indexes, and annual reviews; scholarly journals; contemporary reviews; period journals and newspapers; microform and digital collections; manuscripts and archives; and Web resources. This book is an important and helpful guide for researchers of British Modernism and general interested readers alike.