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Highlights of recent updates to ProQuest One Literature include:
- 40+ new topic pages for literary movements and key works have been added.
- Primary text results now have increased keyword in context (KWIC) lines to allow users to better evaluate a result before going to the next record.
- Publication search results now include descriptions so that users can better evaluate the relevance of the publication result more easily.
Please see below for recent content updates to ProQuest One Literature.
The current ProQuest One Literature title list based on territorial restrictions can be found in the ProQuest Administrator Module (PAM).
Journals: Over 25 new journal titles have been added (since January 2021) with many ongoing full text peer reviewed journals. Highlights include:
Diacrítica – a double-blind peer review journal and the official journal of the Center for Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho – CEHUM. Scientifically committed to being a nationally and internationally renowned periodical in the field of the Humanities. The journal’s volumes focus on linguistics, philosophy, and literature and it has been a nationally and internationally renowned periodical for the diffusion of high-quality academic studies in the field of the Humanities.
Enthymema – an international double-blind peer review, open access journal in literary theory, literary criticism, rhetoric, philosophy of literature & narrative theory. Includes theoretical, critical, and methodological essays as well as interviews and reviews. Enthymema is published by Universita degli Studi di Milano.
Explorations – a double-blind peer refereed open-access online journal published by University of Opole, Poland focused on linguistics and literature. It provides a forum that invites a wide range of original articles dealing with all aspects of the English language, English language literatures, and their teaching in tertiary academic contexts. It is dedicated to promoting exchange of ideas among English department teachers, scholars and researchers worldwide.
REAL (The Yearbook of research in English and American literature) – aims to provide a forum for substantial articles on literature in English from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis is on the discussion of specific texts, authors, or periods, and on the application of these to particular critical methods. REAL is published by Universita degli Studi di Milano.
Reflections – published by New City Community Press, is a peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarship on public rhetoric, civic writing, service-learning, and community literacy, essays and stories both from and about community writing and literacy projects, interviews with leading workers in the field.
Tintas – a double-blind peer review journal that aims to open a wide space to the critical debate for Italian and foreign scholars on issues of literature, translation and linguistics, in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking fields, of Europe and other continents. Titans is published by Universita degli Studi di Milano.
eBooks: Over 2,500 new eBook titles have been added to ProQuest One Literature since January 2021. Titles cover literature, biographies and autobiographies, sociology, foreign language study, literary criticism, philosophy, religion, social science, history, education, language arts, and more. Highlights to the eBook titles include:
- Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas by Leak, Jeffrey B - a layered portrait of an African American writer and his coming of age during one of the most volatile and transformative decades in American history
- Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography by Vineta Colby - explores intellectually eventful life of Violet Paget from her previously unpublished letters and journals, as well as from her books themselves. Vineta Colby also explores Lee's troubled personal life
- Urbane Revolutionary: C. L. R. James and the Struggle for a New Society by Frank Rosengarten - with its extensive use of unpublished letters, private correspondence, papers, books, and other documents, Urbane Revolutionary provides fresh insights into the work of one of the twentieth century\'s most important intellectuals and activists
- The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers by Henry Louis Gates - explores the pivotal roles that Wheatley and Jefferson played in shaping the black literary tradition.
- Understanding Louise Erdrich by Seema Kurup and Linda Wagner-Martin - offers a comprehensive analysis of the critically acclaimed Native American novelist whose work stands as a testament to the struggle of the Ojibwe people to survive colonization and contemporary reservation life
- The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry by Weiss, Mark - offers a wide range of Cuban poets, including such well-known figures to poets widely read in Spanish who remain almost unknown to the English-speaking world. An essential source for understanding the literature and culture of Cuba, its diaspora, and the Caribbean at large, and provide an unparalleled perspective on what it means to be Cuban.
- The Works of James M. Whitfield America and Other Writings by a Nineteenth-Century African American Poet by Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson – is a comprehensive volume of all of Whitfield's extant writings, both poetry and prose, and many pieces available for the first time since their original publication.
- What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop by Gach, Gary - an anthology of modern mindful poetry, featuring 330 varied selections from 125 contributors including Peter Coyote, Maxine Hong Kingston, Yoko Ono, Czeslaw Milosz, Robinson Jeffers, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lawson Inada, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and more.
Diverse Women Voices:
- Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora by Marta Moreno Vega, Marinieves Alba, and Yvette Modestin - a fascinating look at the legacy of more than 400 years of African enslavement in the Americas through a collection of personal stories shared by Latina women of African descent.
- Diverse Female Voices: Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement by Carmen L. Phelps and Mark R Cheathem - brings forward a powerful and crucial contribution to the aesthetics and history of a movement that still inspires.
- Where I Have Never Been: Migration, Melancholia, and Memory in Asian American Narratives of Return by Patricia P. Chu -through fiction, memoirs, and personal essays, the writers of return narratives--including novelists Lisa See, May-lee Chai, Lydia Minatoya, and Ruth Ozeki, and best-selling author Denise Chong, diplomat Yung Wing, scholar Winberg Chai, essayist Josephine Khu, and many others-register and respond to personal and family losses through acts of remembrance and counter memory.
Titles Exploring Censorship:
- War for the Public Mind Political Censorship in Nineteenth-century Europe by Robert Goldstein - Presents a comprehensive discussion of the censorship of books, newspapers, caricatures, theatre and film, this volume provides an analytical introductory survey and six chapters that summarize the 19th-century censorship practices in the six major countries of continental Europe: Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Russia and Spain.
- The Use of Censorship in the Enlightenment by Mogens Laerke -studies the role censorship played in the intellectual culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, how it was implemented, and how it affected the development philosophy and literary writing.
- True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco - compiles dozens of inspirational stories from librarians on the front line who champion intellectual freedom and tackle censorship challenges
Graphic novel and superhero study:
- The Superhero Reader by Charles Hatfield, Robert Jewett, Jeet Heer, Kent Worcester, Jeffrey Brown, Scott Bukatman, John G. Cawelti, Peter Coogan, Jules Feiffer, and Henry Jenkins- collects in a single volume a sampling of the most sophisticated commentary on superheroes and brings into sharper focus the ways in which superheroes connect with larger social, cultural, literary, aesthetic, and historical themes that are of interest to a great many readers both in the academy and beyond.
- X-Men and the Mutant Metaphor: Race and Gender in the Comic Books by Joseph J. Darowski - insights gained from interviews with several comic book creators, and dozens of illustrations from the comic book series. Of particular significance are statistics that track the race and gender of every X-Men hero, villain, and supporting character.
- Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez by Frederick Luis Aldama - covers the evolution of Latino influences in comics, innovations, and representations of women, demonstrating Latino transcendence of many mainstream techniques. An additional twenty-one interviews with Latino comic book and comic strip authors and artists, including Laura Molina, Frank Espinosa, and Rafael Navarro yield captivating commentary on the current state of the trade, cultural perceptions, and the intentions of creative individuals who shape their readers in powerful ways.
- Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads by Daniel Stein, Shane Denson, and Christina Meyer - brings together an international group of scholars who chart and analyze the ways in which comic book history and new forms of graphic narrative have negotiated the aesthetic, social, political, economic, and cultural interactions that reach across national borders in an increasingly interconnected and globalizing world.
Just as we grow the subscription by continually adding content and enhancing features, from time to time we also may remove a small number of titles due to publisher requests. To minimize access interruptions to users, we try to limit these removals to two times per year. Since January 2021, 427 eBooks have been removed.
The current ProQuest One Literature title list based on territorial restrictions can be found in the ProQuest Administrator Module (PAM).
Collection Browse fo qr Individual Literature Collections: Collection pages for 33 individual literature collections within ProQuest One Literature have been enhanced with dedicated collection landing pages allowing users to discretely browse and search the original works of prose, poetry, and drama contained in each collection. Durable links are available for each individual collection page which allows the collection to be easily shared via email, LibGuides, learning management systems, or syllabi.
Criticism Over Time: The Criticism-Over-Time feature visually illustrates the criticism coverage timespan to see how it has changed over time. Users can interact with the feature to investigate the criticism of an author or work within the context of a particular decade.
Diverse Primary Texts
Collins Classics: 150 important Collins Classics from HarperCollins have been added. These essential books, commonly assigned in literature programs, include highlights such as: Peter Pan, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, White Fang, The Origin of the Species, Les Miserables, and War of the Worlds.
First Avenue Classics: 150 timeless First Avenue Classics from Lerner Books have been added. These commonly-assigned books include highlights such as: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Frankenstein, My Ántonia, Macbeth, House of Mirth, Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Don Quixote.
German Collections: Non-English language collections have been added offering access to German literature and corresponding reference documents that offer content and background.
- Bertolt Brechts Werke - The dramatic, poetical and theoretical texts of Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956). In co-operation with the German publishers, Suhrkamp Verlag, this edition is based on Bertolt Brecht - Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden - Jubiläumsausgabe zum 100. Geburtstag, edited by Werner Hecht, Wolfgang Jeske and Jan Knopf, which collects Brecht's works and writings in six volumes with brief notes on each text.
- Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker - The Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker is regarded throughout the world as the premier collection of German writing. Published with the cooperation and support of the publishers Deutscher Klassiker Verlag Frankfurt am Main, this database covers the works of major authors spanning eleven centuries and includes historical, philosophical, theological, political and art history texts. Collections of essays, speeches and other non-literary material add context and background material.
- Die Deutsche Lyrik in Reclams Universal-Bibliothek - The Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker is regarded throughout the world as the premier collection of German writing. Published with the cooperation and support of the publishers Deutscher Klassiker Verlag Frankfurt am Main, this database covers the works of major authors spanning eleven centuries and includes historical, philosophical, theological, political and art history texts. Collections of essays, speeches and other non-literary material add context and background material.
- Goethes Werke - The definitive, Weimar edition of the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), originally published between the years 1887 and 1919. The edition is supplemented by 3 further volumes of letters discovered since completion of the Weimar edition, published in 1990 by DTV and edited by Paul Raabe, and by 10 volumes of Goethe's conversations, published by Woldemar Freiherr von Biedermann between the years 1889 and 1896.
- Kafkas Werke - The work of Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924) has been one of the defining influences that have shaped the literature of the twentieth century. Published in co-operation with S. Fischer Verlag, this is an electronic version of the critical edition of his complete works: Franz Kafka, Kritische Ausgabe, Schriften und Tagebücher, of which the first volume was published in 1982.
- Schillers Werke - Schillers Werke is the electronic edition of the Nationalausgabe of Schiller's works. The Nationalausgabe was established in 1940 as the definitive edition of his works, letters and conversations. The edition comprises fifty-six volumes. The series is currently edited by Norbert Oellers, one of the world's leading scholars of German literature. The Nationalausgabe is published in electronic form with the support of and under licence from Verlag Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger Weimar GmbH & Co.
Spanish Collection: Non-English language collection offers access to Spanish plays and corresponding reference documents that add content and background.
- Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro - Contains the most important dramatic works of sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain - more than 800 full-text plays written by 16 dramatists including Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and Agustín Moreto. The editorial board of Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro have carefully selected the published editions, choosing the first editions of each volume and avoiding facsimiles. Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro brings together various editions from different European libraries.
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) updates: 17,000+ new bibliographic records have been added to expand ProQuest One Literature’s citation coverage from ABELL, one of the most important bibliographic sources for English studies.
Book Reviews: 50,000 additions of full-text book reviews, from the 1980’s to present, have been added from Guardian, New York Times, and The Washington Post which offer an indispensable source of interpretation and criticism for the study of contemporary literature.
Dissertations Update: 15,000 additions of full-text dissertations for a total of 30,000 dissertations, which offer a rich source of scholarly output plus citations.
Journal Content: 1,000+ new journal issues have been added to full-text journals. Additionally, 12 newly-added full-text peer-reviewed journals have been added, including:
- 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century: An open access, peer-reviewed journal, based at Birkbeck, University of London, dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary study in the long nineteenth century.
- Asian American Literature Discourses & Pedagogies: Based at San Jose State University, this journal focuses on the production, collection, and distribution of accessible high-quality research on Asian American Literature for students, teachers, and the general public.
- CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture: Peer-reviewed, full-text, and open-access journal publishes new scholarship in theory and criticism, comparative literature, and cultural studies.
- Dante Studies: Founded in 1882, Dante Studies is the premier journal devoted to Dante in the English-speaking world.
- Enthymema: An open access, international, non-english journal of literary criticism, theory, and philosophy.
- Eudora Welty Newsletter: Based at Georgia State University, contains scholarly essays, book reviews, textual analyses, and new archival materials on the work of Eudora Welty.
- Folklor/Edebiyat: Open Access journal in Turkish and English published in Ankara since 1994 featuring articles in folklore, anthropology, literature, language/linguistics and related fields.
- Humanitas: Open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed international journal, published twice a year by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University featuring scientific research papers in the fields of social and human sciences.
- Journal of Commonwealth Literature: Peer-reviewed journal that is internationally recognized as the leading critical and bibliographic forum in the field of Commonwealth and postcolonial literatures.
- Lectora: revista de dones i textualitat: Spanish open access journal, Lectora: Journal of Women and Textuality, based at the University of Barcelona.
- The Tennessee Williams Annual Review: Founded in 1998 and published by the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Review remains the only regularly published journal dedicated to the work and influence of this preeminent American playwright.
- Tintas: Open source journal that aims to open a wide space to critical debate for Italian and foreign scholars on issues of literature, translation and linguistics, in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking fields, of Europe and other continents.
Author Biographies: 452 new and updated author biographies have been added and appear on dedicated author pages to support contextual understanding of the lives and works of authors.
Columbia University Press Reference Volumes: Four new reference volumes have been added:
- The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama: This authoritative encyclopedia on modern drama features contributions from over 450 leading scholars highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of drama by placing playwrights and plays within their social, cultural, and historical contexts and concentrates on drama in the literary sense rather than as performance.
- The Columbia History of the American Novel: Designed as a companion to The Columbia Literary History of the United States, this compilation of 31 major essays covers the American novel from the 1700s to the present, although the majority deal with the 20th century. Within each era, themes, genres, and topics such as realism, gender, romance, and technology are discussed in depth, as well as modern Canadian, Caribbean, and Latin American fiction.
- The Columbia History of the British Novel: A comprehensive survey of the British novel from its origins in the 18th century to the modern day is organized chronologically tracing the development of the novel and provides essays on its most illustrious practitioners, from Fielding and Austen to the postmodernists. The contributors challenge contemporary views of the classics by examining canonical writers, as well as women and post-colonial novelists.
- The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel since 1945: In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era.
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