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Illustrated Victorian Fiction  

Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge

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Jun 2017
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Victorians experienced a revolution in the novel’s form. In the early 1800s, books were largely unillustrated, perhaps containing a frontispiece (often a stock decorative illustration with ... More

Indigeneity and Early American Literature  

Andrew Newman

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Feb 2017
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Indigeneity is the abstract noun form of “indigenous,” defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “Born or produced naturally in a land or region”; in conventional usage, it ... More

The Influence of American Literature in Taishō and Prewar Shōwa Japan  

Ken Inoue

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Apr 2017
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In the history of modern Japanese literature, the Taishō era (1912–1926) is retrospectively identified as a period characterized by a liberal arts ideology, individualism, a democratic ... More

The Influence of Arthur Miller on American Theater and Culture and the Global Implications of His Plays  

Susan C.W. Abbotson

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Dec 2016
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Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was the author of essays, journals, short stories, a novel, and a children’s book, but is best known for his more than two dozen plays, which include the seminal ... More

Irish Modernism  

Lauren Arrington

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Feb 2017
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Literature
Although Irish writers were foundational to English-language modernism, Irish Modernism is a new field in literary studies. Embedded imperial frameworks and assumptions about Irish ... More

Jack Kerouac and Translingual Literature  

Hassan Melehy

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Mar 2017
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Known primarily as the author of On the Road (1957), the novel most closely associated with the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac (1922–1969) also wrote extensively about his French-Canadian ... More

Japanese Proletarian Literature during the Red Decade, 1925–1935  

Heather Bowen-Struyk

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Jun 2017
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Literature
Modern Japanese literature emerged as Japan asserted itself as a military-industrial power from the end of the 19th through the early 20th centuries. The subject of modern literature was ... More

J. L. Borges in Argentina  

Geraldine Rogers

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Literature
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Please check back later for the full article. To ... More

Laughter and Literature  

Anca Parvulescu

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May 2017
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Following Mikhail Bakhtin’s influential study Rabelais and His World, a generation of scholars have thought of laughter as subversive—of norms, institutions, religion, gender. The literary ... More

Literary and Economic Value  

Joshua Clover and Christopher Nealon

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Jul 2017
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Literature
“Value” is a concept structured by confusing relations between its social-ethical and its economic meanings (“I agree with your values”; “the sweater is a great value at that price”). The ... More

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