As an intercultural endeavor, the series assumes the inextricable link between standards of aesthetic value and power; aesthetic judgments are not made in an vacuum but are rather intimately connected with dominant cultural standards of value.
In this sense, intercultural literary analysis should address issues of race, ethnicity, class and gender, while it focuses on literary topics, therefore occupying the interspace between the political and the aesthetic.
The associated pages give information on literary movements, authors, and bibliographical sources. Cambridge History - Literature Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
e provides overviews of the histories of American narrative, fiction, poetry and drama from pre-colonial times to the present, covering various literary movements such as romanticism, realism and experimentation. Perspectives in American Literature A guide to literary periods in American literature and their respective writers, from early American literature of the seventeenth century up to the present, includes bibliographies and short introductory essays.
Introductory Guide to Critical Theory Overview of Literary Theory provided by Dino Felluga at Purdue University. lesson plans, definition of terms, and general introductions to the respective theories.
American Literature Timeline This site provides a brief timeline of American literature and its context from pre-1650 to 1920.
Modern American Poetry Site (MAPS) MAPS offers extensive information on American poets, offering more than 30,000 pages of biographies, critical essays, syllabi and images relating to 161 poets.
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