Language Resource Center

Language Resource Center

Literature Resource Center The Literature Resource Centers coverage is: Comprehensive

Global Daily loads from full-text scholarly journals, literary magazines and trade publications Biographical & bibliographic information updated weekly Reference and reprinted criticism from current Gale print titles added as volumes are published Authoritative

Over 17,000 international authors Current

Biographical & bibliographic coverage of over 130,000 authors Includes all genres, disciplines, and time periods, from Antiquity to today Provides essential social, historical, and political context for deeper understanding Reference materials & literature criticism from more than 18 Gale series, including award-winners Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Contemporary Authors Literary criticism by noted scholars, critics, and other subject experts, from noted scholarly journals and monographs Balanced

Materials are editorially selected to ensure broad, representative coverage Gale Digital Collections . . . and Collegiate Study Get a broad understanding of an authors life and works Up-to-date overviews of authors lives and works and responses to their writings

Essays by subject experts exploring the historical and social context of authors lives and of individual works Research the meaning and interpretation of literary works Find a broad range of current critical responses from a rich selection of scholarly periodicals and monographs Trace the critical reception of an authors work across time

Develop a reading list, course syllabus or coursepack Identify authors who share characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, nationality, time period, literary movement, or genre Create links to assigned readings in course management systems like Blackboard and WebCT The Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is available as an integrated module Gale Digital Collections

What do customers get for their money with LRC? In addition to the best of full-text literary criticism and reference, part of the great value of LRC is the phenomenal amount of new content that flows into the database throughout the year. Heres what we added to the Literature Resource Center from August 1, 2005 through July 31, 2006: Coverage of over 4,000 additional authors Bringing the total number of authors with biographical and bibliographic coverage to over 130,000 Over 6,000 additional biographies: 9 volumes of Contemporary Authors 12 volumes of Contemporary Authors New Revisions 9 volumes of Dictionary of Literary Biography Over 10,000 additional pieces of editorially selected full-text criticism

Representing about 75% of the content (based on availability of online rights) of 110 volumes of the Literature Criticism series, and about 60% of content (based on availability of online rights) of 8 volumes from the For Students series. Over 80,000 additional full-text articles from current scholarly publications, literary magazines and trade journals Including the addition of 20 new journals, of which 18 are peer reviewed. You can find a detailed list of Gale print reference content in LRC on gale.com under Database Title Lists. The direct link is http://www.gale.com/tlist/lrc_rt.xls. This list is updated monthly as new content is loaded to the database. Content in the Scribner and Twayne's modules is also detailed here. A list of full-text periodicals included in LRC is available at the same site. The direct link is http://www.gale.com/tlist/sb5102.xls. As always, let me know if you need additional information or clarification!

Gale Digital Collections Mapping Literature RC to ENGLISH Curriculum Introduction to Literature This course will attend especially to ways that literary critics "use" texts: the ways we think critically about what literature is, means, and does, for example, and the ways that we read closely, write about, and compare texts across genres, topics, periods, and cultures. Authors include Bharati Mukherjee, Tony Kushner, Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, and

James Welch. Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections Mapping Literature RC to ENGLISH Curriculum Introduction to Poetry The first part of this course will concentrate on prosody the techniques of verse, how poems are

put together, how they work. The second part will undertake a mini-history of English poetry, concentrating on some of the major poems from the Renaissance through the Modernists. Authors include John Donne, William Blake, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost. Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections

Mapping Literature RC to ENGLISH Curriculum Introduction to American Literature This course offers an introduction to literary cultures of the United States, with emphasis on the richness of their range and variety. Reading comparatively and with an emphasis on contemporary work, well consider texts by such writers as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Bharati Mukherjee, Gish Jen, and Tony Kushner.

Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections Mapping Literature RC to ENGLISH Curriculum Introduction to British Literature Introduction to British literature from 1750 to the present, with emphasis on poetry and fiction. Development of skills of literary analysis, including both close reading and the understanding of texts in their philosophical, cultural, and

literary contexts. Texts include Swifts Gullivers Travels, Popes The Rape of the Lock, Fieldings Tom Jones, and Austens Emma and Pride and Prejudice. Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections Gale Digital Collections

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