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"Renaissance, American"

David S. Reynolds

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

“American Renaissance” Introduction The term American Renaissance, as applied to literature, was popularly established by the Harvard scholar ...

Adams, Henry

Philip Eppard

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Henry Adams Introduction Henry Adams (b. 1838–d. 1918) was born in Boston into the most prominent political family in the United States. Grand...

Alexie, Sherman

Leah Sneider

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Sherman Alexie Introduction Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d’Alene) was born on October 7, 1966, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He attended...

Anderson, Sherwood

Chad Trevitte

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Sherwood Anderson Introduction Born in Camden, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson (b. 1876–d. 1941) was the son of a harnessmaker whose failing business ...

Anzaldúa, Gloria

Ariana Vigil

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Gloria Anzaldúa Introduction Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (b. 1942–d. 2004) was born in Raymondsville, Texas, in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Sh...

Austin, Mary

Melody Graulich

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Mary Austin Introduction Mary Hunter Austin (b. 1868–d. 1934) was born in Carlinville, Illinois, and graduated from Blackburn College in 1888....

Baldwin, James

D. Quentin Miller

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

James Baldwin Introduction James Baldwin (b. 1924–d. 1987) was arguably the most important African American author of his time, particularly d...

Beats

Charles Molesworth

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Beats Introduction The “Beats” formed a literary movement with a strong social and cultural vision, but, equally important, they embodied a un...

Bishop, Elizabeth

Brett C. Millier

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Elizabeth Bishop Introduction By the end of the 20th century, to the surprise of the Anglo-American critical establishment, Elizabeth Bishop (...

Bradford, William

David T. Read

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

William Bradford Introduction Students of William Bradford (b. 1590–d. 1657) approach his career from two main standpoints that are closely re...

Bradstreet, Anne

Wendy Martin, Danielle Hinrichs

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Anne Bradstreet Introduction In 1630, eighteen-year-old Anne Bradstreet joined her family, her new husband, and a large group of Puritan faith...

Brown, Sterling

John Edgar Tidwell

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sterling Brown Introduction Sterling A. Brown (b. 1901–d. 1989) was born into the rather privileged life of black upper-middle class Washingto...

Cather, Willa

Evelyn Funda

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Willa Cather Introduction Born in Virginia, Willa Cather (b. 1873–d. 1947) and her family moved to a homestead in Red Cloud, Nebraska, when sh...

Cervantes, Lorna Dee

Leigh Johnson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Lorna Dee Cervantes Introduction Lorna Dee Cervantes was born 6 August 1954 in San José, California. Her working-class family was of mixed Mex...

Chesnutt, Charles Waddell

Henry B. Wonham

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Charles Waddell Chesnutt Introduction Charles Waddell Chesnutt, a prominent author, lawyer, and civil-rights activist, was born 20 June 1858 i...

Child, Lydia Maria

Carolyn L. Karcher

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Lydia Maria Child Introduction Lydia Maria Child, née Francis (b. 1802–d. 1880), the daughter of a baker in Medford, Massachusetts, and almost...

Copyright Laws

Melissa Homestead

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Copyright Laws Introduction Copyright law shapes the production, circulation, and reception of literature. In language that has been much deba...

Cruz, Sor Juana Inés de la

Natalie Kubasek

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz Introduction Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (b. 1648–d. 1695) was born Juana Ramírez de Asbaje in San Miguel Nepantla, a ...

Cullen, Countee

Jane Kuenz

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Countee Cullen Introduction Countee Cullen was born in 1903, probably in Louisville, Kentucky, though the circumstances are unclear in large pa...

Culture, Mass and Popular

Kinohi Nishikawa

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Mass and Popular Culture Introduction A relatively young tradition in world letters, American literature matured over a period that coincided ...