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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 539–552.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in aesthetics (e.g., art and architecture, the Fireside Poets), institutions or events, places, society, values, culture and/ or ethnicity, and publishing. There are no author entries. The new his- toricist focus on the bearing of history on literature and the reflection of history in literature...
American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 521–530.
Published: 01 September 2011
... (Greenwood), contains 180 entries on writers, works, and topics related to the “Hip Hop Genera- tion,” including ones on such seminal texts as Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land and films as Boyz in the Hood. The editor insists that “every entry is written by an expert contributor,” yet 40...
American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 545–555.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- volume Encyclopedia of American Literature (2002) into a four-volume set with the same title, under the supervision of Richard Layman and the late Matthew J. Bruccoli as editorial directors and Elizabeth Leverton as series editor. The individual entries with their brief accompanying lists...
American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 517–528.
Published: 01 September 2000
... entry in the second edition (1992) and evaluated new resources appearing since that date. The resulting di erence may seem modest 47 entries deleted from a total of nearly 1,200, with 60 new ones added, and 560 revised but the volume is all the more reliable for that reexamination (as well as for some...
American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 529–537.
Published: 01 September 2007
... entries, 90 percent of them on individual authors, by some 300 contributors. Many of the remainder are devoted to seminal texts and such esoteric but noteworthy topics as Amish literature, Vietnamese American literature, Chinese American literature, Cuban American poetry, Lithuanian American...
American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 521–531.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and Michael R. Strickland (ABC-CLIO), sets out almost 500 pages of Oxford Companion–style entries on writers, journals (like Opportunity and Crisis), movements (Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts), even themes. The signed entries also include information about sources and collections, and the deﬁnition...
American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 509–520.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, ed. Christopher G. Bates (Sharpe). The heart of Bates’s project, taking up roughly 1,100 of its 1,500 total pages, is the set of alpha- betically arranged, individually signed entries, each further supported by cross-references to other entries...
American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 525–536.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the works cited in the third edition and evaluated reference works, print and electronic, that ap- peared after April 1997. I deleted 25 entries, added 41, conﬂated a few existing entries, and revised 568. The resulting edition includes 1,217 entries; refers to 1,496 additional books...
American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 481–491.
Published: 01 September 2014
... encyclopedic compendium of information on American Literary Scholarship (2012) doi 10.1215/00659142-2680126 © 2014 by Duke University Press 482 General Reference Works authors and works marshaled in thousands of entries; now “compan- ion” is a collection...
American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 533–547.
Published: 01 September 2006
... as the Fireside Poets, the long poem, metafiction, and Vietnam in poetry and prose, every essay concluding with selected primary and secondary bibliographies. That the individual entries are solid profes- sional work by major scholars in the field, clearly directed at a wide and intelligent readership...
American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 533–544.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Encyclopedia o f American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, ed. Eric L. Haralson (Fitzroy Dearborn), contains more than 800 dense, double-columned pages, with entries on individual poets with a critical overview of their work, explications of individual poems, and topics (e.g., ‘‘free verse ‘ ‘Black...
American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 519–530.
Published: 01 September 2001
...- memorative stamps—because collectors are willing to pay the price to complete their sets? Too often, the author entries in recent volumes of the DLB merely recapitulate entries in earlier volumes. At the least, DLB directors have apparently discontinued the DLB Yearbooks, an annual grabbag of ‘‘the vital...
American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 521–528.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the most important reference book to appear this year. The volume opens with a useful history of American theater fewer than 50 pages in length, and the hundreds of succinct entries, scores of them updated or new to this edition, are contributed by dozens of scholars. Among other monumental...
American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 495–509.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and Military History, ed. Spencer C. Tucker et al. (ABC- CLIO), are daunting: three volumes of material totaling 1000-plus pages—and covering roughly 30 years. Volumes 1 and 2 comprise 629 alphabetically organized, individually authored entries on “individuals, battles, military technology, politics...
American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 439–449.
Published: 01 September 2017
... McAleer Balkun, and James McCorkle (Greenwood), pales by comparison. The encyclopedia con- tains 146 signed entries by 115 scholars, most of them brief biographi- cal sketches of poets but also 32 topical entries (e.g., Beat poetry, imagism, Harlem Renaissance, ecopoetics). Most of the contributors...
American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... continues to provide an up- dated annotated Whitman bibliography (WWQR 15: 133 38, 194 99; 16: 43 50, 109 32), which in its thoroughness even includes entries for every article in the new Whitman encyclopedia. The plethora of detail in this resource can at times decrease its usability. The first volume...
American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 497–503.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Robert Habich on Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Robinson on Margaret Fuller). The editors plan to add several dozen more entries every year. Full disclosure: I am an advisory editor for the project. To be sure, a few bibliographies continue to be published in print editions. Zora Neale Hurston...
American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 571–580.
Published: 01 September 2005
... is a comprehensive treatment of the topic, with over 100 entries on writers as prominent as Jessie Redmon Fauset and Ntozake Shange, though it too is devoted mostly to obscure and neglected ﬁgures. The three-volume edition of The Harlem Renaissance, ed. Janet Wita- lect (Gale), belongs...
American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 463–474.
Published: 01 September 2013
...) contains a detailed chronology and some 1700 entries on plays, playwrights, directors, actors, performance artists, drama critics, and repertory companies and theatrical troupes. The literary naturalists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries are the beneficiaries this year of a pair of major...
American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 435–449.
Published: 01 September 2020
... to the index to locate that name in Snodgrass s commentary. Although the material taken as a whole gives an impressive sense of women s artistic work, the individual entries tend to be rudimentary and pedestrian. The two paragraphs on Anne Bradstreet say of her art only that she introduced intellectual odes...