Department involving Literary Arts

Mls Concentration In Literary Arts

A closet drama, by contrast, is written to be read rather than to be performed; the meaning of which can be realized fully on the page. The publisher Melville House classifies the novella as “too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story”. Publishers and literary award societies typically consider a novella to be between 17,000 and 40,000 words.

Sanskrit literature begins with the Vedas, dating back to 1500–1000 BC, and continues with the Sanskrit Epics of Iron Age India. The Samhitas date to roughly 1500–1000 BC, and the “circum-Vedic” texts, as well as the redaction of the Samhitas, date to c. 1000‒500 BC, resulting in a Vedic period, spanning the mid-2nd to mid 1st millennium BC, or the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

Feminist scholars have since the twentieth century sought expand the literary canon to include more women writers. Theological works in Latin were the dominant form of literature in Europe typically found in libraries during the Middle Ages. Western Vernacular literature includes the Poetic Edda and the sagas, or heroic epics, of Iceland, the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf, and the German Song of Hildebrandt. A later form of medieval fiction was the romance, an adventurous and sometimes magical narrative with strong popular appeal. The Qur’an ), the main holy book of Islam, had a significant influence on the Arab language, and marked the beginning of Islamic literature.

Jack Jones is shifting how literature by women—queer, feminist, of color, of a certain age—is reviewed and discussed by broadening the conversation and opening avenues formerly closed by mainstream outlets. The Arts Endowment Poetry & Prose stagefeatured Literature Fellows such as Tracy K. Smith, Sandra Cisneros, Robert Pinsky, Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Mark Doty, Danez Smith, Elizabeth Tallent, and Juan Felipe Herrera, as well as a segment on the agency’s Poetry Out Loud program. POL gave students an opportunity to grapple with their positive and negative feelings toward poetry. Through multiple modes of engagement, students learned a wide variety of ways to connect with poems—and with each other. POL students were 1.5 times more likely than non-POL participants to engage in community service and volunteering, even after researchers controlled for other factors.

Muslims believe it was transcribed in the Arabic dialect of the Quraysh, the tribe of Muhammad. In Asia, the transmission of folklore, mythologies as well as scriptures in ancient India, in different Indian religions, was by oral tradition, preserved with precision with the help of elaborate mnemonic techniques. Literature is classified according to whether it is poetry, prose or drama, and such works are categorized according to historical periods, or their adherence to certain aesthetic features, or genre.

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