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Stevens, Wallace

Bart Eeckhout

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Wallace StevensIntroductionWallace Stevens (b. 1879–d. 1955) occupies a place in American literature that is both secure and insecure. He is a poets’ ...

Stoddard, Elizabeth

Cindy Murillo

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Elizabeth StoddardIntroductionElizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard (b. 1823–d. 1902) wrote journalistic pieces, novels, short stories, juvenilia fiction, e...

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Martha Schoolman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Harriet Beecher StoweIntroductionHarriet Beecher Stowe (b. 1811–d. 1896) was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1811, the seventh child of the famous ...

Terry Prince, Lucy

Michael Antonucci

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Lucy Terry PrinceIntroductionLucy Terry Prince (b. c. 1725–d. 1821) was the African-born author of “Bars Fight,” the earliest known literary work in E...

Thoreau, Henry David

William Rossi

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Henry David ThoreauIntroductionHenry David Thoreau (b. 1817–d. 1862) was given the name David Henry at birth, outside Concord, Massachusetts, on the f...

Time Travel

David Wittenberg

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Time TravelIntroductionTime travel is of interest in several academic research fields that overlap and communicate with one another to varying degrees...

Tourgée, Albion W.

Carolyn L. Karcher

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Albion W. TourgéeIntroductionAlbion Winegar Tourgée (b. 1838–d. 1905), born the son of a farmer of Huguenot descent in Williamsfield, Ohio, attended K...

Transcendentalism

David M. Robinson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

TranscendentalismIntroductionTranscendentalism was a religious, literary, and political movement that evolved from New England Unitarianism in the 182...

Truth, Sojourner

Nell Irvin Painter

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Sojourner TruthIntroductionSojourner Truth (b. c. 1797–d. 1883), born enslaved as Isabella Van Wagenen in the Hudson River Valley of Ulster County, Ne...

Twain, Mark

Laura Skandera Trombley, Ann M. Ryan

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Mark Twain Introduction The pseudonym “Mark Twain” does less to conceal the identity of Samuel Langhorne Clemens than to manifest—and market—i...

Updike, John

James Schiff

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

John UpdikeIntroductionJohn Updike (b. 1932–d. 2009) was an immensely versatile and prolific writer who produced more than sixty volumes, including no...

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe

Marissa López

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Introduction Mariano Vallejo’s (b. 1807–d. 1890) father, Ignacio, came to California from Mexico with Junipero Serra...

Viramontes, Helena María

Leigh Johnson

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Helena María ViramontesIntroductionHelena María Viramontes was born in East Los Angeles on 26 February 1954, one of nine children. Occasionally one wi...

Walker, David

Rebecca Hooker

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

David Walker Introduction David Walker (b. 1785 or 1796/1797?–d. 1830), born in Wilmington, North Carolina to an enslaved father and a free mo...

Walker, Margaret

Keith Byerman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Margaret WalkerIntroductionMargaret Abigail Walker Alexander was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 7, 1915. Her father, Sigismund, was a Methodist ...

War Literature, Vietnam

Catherine Calloway

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Vietnam War LiteratureIntroductionConsidered America’s first “long” war, the Vietnam War, which spanned the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, has always bee...

Warren, Robert Penn

Joseph Millichap

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Robert Penn WarrenIntroductionThe life of Robert Penn Warren (b. 1905–d. 1989) spanned most of the 20th century, so that his varied and voluminous wor...

Wells, Ida B.

Jacqueline Royster

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Ida B. WellsIntroductionIda Bell Wells (b. 1862–d. 1931) gained prominence in the 19th century as a journalist and social activist. She began her prof...

Welty, Eudora

Pearl Mchaney

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Eudora WeltyIntroductionDuring her lifetime, Eudora Alice Welty (b. 1909–d. 2001) published more than forty short stories, five novels, a collection o...

Westerns

Nicolas S. Witschi

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Westerns Introduction Descriptions of the western usually begin by calling it a form of cheap entertainment that is mostly about cowboys and g...

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