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Clark, Walter Van Tilburg

Jeffrey Chisum

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Walter Van Tilburg ClarkIntroductionWalter Van Tilburg Clark (b. 1909–d. 1971) was born in Maine, but spent his formative years growing up in Reno, Ne...

Cooper, Anna Julia

Shirley Moody-Turner

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Anna Julia CooperIntroductionA renowned educator, author, activist, and scholar, Anna Julia (Haywood) Cooper (b. 1858–d. 1964) was born into slavery o...

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...

Corridos

Díana Noreen Rivera

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

CorridosIntroductionThe corrido is a significant form of folk music and folk poetry sung by people of Mexican descent that has had a lasting impact on...

Crane, Stephen

Patrick Dooley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Stephen Crane Introduction Born on 1 November in Newark, New Jersey, Stephen Crane (b. 1871–d. 1900) was the fourteenth and last child of Reve...

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 CullenIntroductionCountee Cullen was born in 1903, probably in Louisville, Kentucky, though the circumstances are unclear in large part becaus...

Culture, Mass and Popular

Kinohi Nishikawa

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Mass and Popular CultureIntroductionA relatively young tradition in world letters, American literature matured over a period that coincided with the r...

Davis, Rebecca Harding

Robin Cadwallader

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Rebecca Harding Davis Introduction Rebecca Blaine Harding was born 24 June 1831, in Washington, Pennsylvania, at the home of her mother’s sist...

Dawes Severalty Act

Kathleen Washburn

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Dawes Severalty Act Introduction The General Allotment Act or Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 had a dramatic impact on Indian Country in the conte...

de Burgos, Julia

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Julia de BurgosIntroductionJulia de Burgos (b. 1914–d. 1953) is remembered as a revolutionary writer, thinker, and activist. The eldest of thirteen ch...

Delany, Samuel R.

Sean Matharoo

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Samuel R. DelanyIntroductionSamuel R. Delany is a profoundly influential and award-winning African-American gay author, critic, and teacher, whose man...

Dick, Philip K.

Francis Gene-Rowe

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Philip K. DickIntroductionPhilip K. Dick was a central figure of science fiction literature from the 1950s to the 1970s. His novels and short stories ...

Dickinson, Emily

Paul Crumbley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Emily Dickinson Introduction Emily Dickinson was born on 10 December 1830, in the house known as the Homestead, which was built by her paterna...

Disability

Rebecca Sanchez

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

DisabilityIntroductionDisability refers to non-normative physical, intellectual, or psychiatric abilities. As this definition suggests, the category i...

Doctorow, E. L.

Catherine Calloway

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

E. L. DoctorowIntroductionE. L. (Edgar Laurence) Doctorow (b. 1931–d. 2015) is a well-established American writer of twelve novels, three collections ...

Douglass, Frederick

Leigh Fought

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Frederick DouglassIntroductionFrederick Douglass (b. 1818–d. 1895), one of the most eminent African Americans of the 19th century, defies categorizati...

Dreiser, Theodore

Gary Totten

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Theodore Dreiser Introduction Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, to working-class parents, including a German immi...

Dubus, Andre

Olivia Carr Edenfield

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Andre DubusIntroductionContemporary writer Andre Dubus (b. 1936–d. 1999) published two novels, six collections of short stories / novellas, and two co...

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice

Katherine Adams

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Alice Dunbar-NelsonIntroductionAlice Dunbar-Nelson (b. 1875–d. 1935) was born in New Orleans and raised there by her mother, Patricia Moore, a freedwo...

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