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    Literature is one of the most valuable assets of human beings. The art of writing has been around since before human civilizations, and like humans it has evolved. Some take for granted the ability to read and write for it is a privilege many individuals do not have. With literature, the reader can travel through time, go to a different place by a flip of a page, or even learn a different language. Literature is important for so many different reasons, including, but not limited to, historic value, pleasure reading, and the learning ability that it provides. First, let us discuss the vast history of literature, such as, Frederick Douglass, who was a historic writer. Douglass was born into slavery, therefore, his first literary work was about…

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    Literary Canon Analysis

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    The canon should not be viewed purely on European immigration because after all it 's the American Canon it should fill Americans with pride so it should have the work of all who contributed to the American literature. By adding the work of minorities to the Canon that would end the viewing of it as European and would add a sense of American nationalism to it as the canon should have a feeling of pride and nationalism to the American audience and the American society is very divided so that it…

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    Ellen Gilchrist writes about the challenges and expectations faced by Southern girls and women throughout the different times of history in her literature. Next, she writes about the oppression/prejudice that was going on during these times through the characters in her books. Gilchrist also writes about the historical events that were happening, while these stories were taking place, like World War II. She lastly writes about the loss of innocence in her literature, after the characters see…

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    The Impact of History on Victorian Literature Victorian England was a battleground of opposing ideas. Grenades of revolution were being dropped on hierarchy. As the fence separating farmers from aristocrats was being torn down, lovers were already tying their knots between the links. The shackles placed upon women, limiting their reach to the world, were being removed by individually earned wages. However, many errors in society still existed. Those who had battled against the antediluvian…

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    A. Research Question and Significance Literature is a vehicle for mental and emotional travel which can produce learning, ethic validation, understanding, and even solidarity (Vasquez, 2005). There is a growing number of research on the immigrants (documented and undocumented) in social science in relation to their economic importance in the economy, but few on their mental health and/or their contributions to literature (Simich et al, 2009; Litwick, 2010; Chavez, 2013). Aside from the…

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    Literary History”, Professor Devoney Looser astutely asserts that women’s literary history is a field that is alive and thriving and therefore deserves to be treated as such. Her argument centers around addressing concerns expressed by various colleagues of hers that the academic field of women’s studies is now “passe” due to taking a “separatist” approach. Looser explicitly states that her article is therefore “a credo that has its origins in defense” (Looser 222). The article address the…

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    In her article “Why I’m Still Writing Women’s Literary History”, Professor Devoney Looser astutely asserts that women’s literary history is a field that is alive and thriving and therefore deserves to be treated as such. Her argument centers around addressing concerns expressed by various colleagues of hers, and perhaps a common concern many others hold, that the academic field of women’s studies is now “passe” due to taking a “separatist” approach. The article address the reasons why people may…

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    pays attention to the ideas of the proponents of modern Persian literature who “[C]laimed to understand modernity and to know their readers’ tastes and expectations for social change” (Politics of Writings 23). Ahmad Shamlu—one of the important Iranian modernist poets—states that addressing the social issues, showing masses’ requests, and empowering ordinary people are the main duties of new poetry (Ibid…

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    Literary History aims to both explain and criticize the way in which the history of literature has been understood since its ideological conception. More precisely, Patterson primarily focuses on literary history through an extrinsic approach, which he defines as “the relation of literature, as a collection of writings, to history, as a series of events.” By approaching the topic in this way, he is able to evade the common mistake of viewing literature through a discriminatory lens, discounting…

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    First and most clear thing that Jane Gallop talks about is how in 1960’s literature plays role in society and society plays role in literature. Also author describes that through term “Criticism” author refers to what, by the 1960’s was certainly the most commonly practiced in form of scholarship. More importantly, Outside of literary studies, “literary criticism” is more likely to mean some form of evaluation and “criticism” unmodified has the primarily negative sense of fault-finding. The last…

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