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The Reception of Beat Writers in Japan  

Hidetoshi Tomiyama

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Aug 2017
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The Beat writers, especially Jack Kerouac (1922–1969), William Burroughs (1914–1997), Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997), and Gary Snyder (1930–), have been well known in Japan. Though Snyder’s ... More

The Reception of Mark Twain in Japan from the Meiji Period to the Heisei Period (1860s–2000s)  

Tsuyoshi Ishihara

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Nov 2016
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Why have so many Japanese people been fascinated with one of the most distinctively “American” writers, Mark Twain? Over the past hundred years, Mark Twain has influenced Japanese culture ... More

The Reception of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau in Meiji to Taishō Japan  

Yoshio Takanashi

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Mar 2017
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Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were fascinated by Asian philosophies and religions. The two American philosophers discovered “Asia” in their own Transcendentalist views of ... More

Right-Wing Literature in America  

Carol Mason

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

The Salem Witch Trials  

Abram C. Van Engen

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Nov 2016
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The Salem witch trials have gripped American imaginations ever since they occurred in 1692. At the end of the 17th century, after years of mostly resisting witch hunts and witch trial ... More

Science Fiction  

Gerry Canavan

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Mar 2017
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Science fiction (SF) emerges as a distinct literary and cultural genre out of a familiar set of world-famous texts ranging from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) to Gene Roddenberry’s ... More

Serialization in Australasia  

Graham Law

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

Southern Gothic Literature  

Thomas Ærvold Bjerre

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Jun 2017
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Southern Gothic is a mode or genre prevalent in literature from the early 19th century to this day. Characteristics of Southern Gothic include the presence of irrational, horrific, and ... More

Speculative Fiction  

Marek Oziewicz

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Mar 2017
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Literature
The term “speculative fiction” has three historically located meanings: a subgenre of science fiction that deals with human rather than technological problems, a genre distinct from and ... More

Temporality and Literary Theory  

Theodore Martin

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Dec 2016
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Literature
Time is not a strictly literary category, yet literature is unthinkable without time. The events of a story unfold over time. The narration of that story imposes a separate order of time ... More

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