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Articles with keyword "Literature"

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The Well-Wrought Textbook

The making of the midcentury English department classic, Understanding Poetry.

The Conversation Piece


Henry James and the American Idea

The Atlantic Monthly helped establish the expatriate author as a literary great.

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Impertinent Questions with William M. Reddy

William M. Reddy has made a career of demonstrating how honor, love, shame, fear, and desire operate as historical forces.

Ann Thompson

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Oklahoma’s Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson finds inspiration in Lincoln.

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The Utterly Civilized Wilder

Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.


The Voracious Pen of Thomas Carlyle

A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.

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British Modernism’s Many Manners

The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.

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Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

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Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.