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Collection Browse for 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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