A timely survey of an important section of American letters, this book examines a multitude of black cultural leaders from the 18th century to the present as it focuses on novelists, essayists, scholars, activists, critics, teachers, poets and songwriters.
This revised and expanded edition of the only English-language dictionary of Italian literature provides some 400 alphabetically arranged entries on Italian writers, periods, literary movements, and versification, and on critical problems related to literary history.
A comprehensive guide to the oral and written literatures of Native Americans, produced by scholars of the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. It features some 40 substantive biographical and critical essays on individual authors that assess two centuries of writing in English
William Shakespeare is acknowledged to be the greatest writer in the English language. This new dictionary includes more than 1,500 entries that cover: Shakespeare's theatre and stagecraft; Elizabethan history and society; all of Shakespeare's plays and poems; his main characters; and terms used in critical reviews.
Covering both established terminology as well as the specialist vocabulary of modern theoretical schools, this is a helpful guide to the principal terms and concepts encountered in debates over literary studies in the 21st century.