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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Literature.
See also changes related to Literature, or pages that link to Literature or to this page or whose text contains "Literature".

Parent Topic

  • Approved Article Literature: The profession of “letters” (from Latin litteras), and written texts considered as aesthetic and expressive objects. [e]

National Literatures

  • Stub English literature: Literature of the British isles written in English. [e]
  • Developing Article French literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in the French language from the earliest years until the present day [e]
  • Stub German literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in the German language from the earliest stages (ca. 9th century) until the present day [e]
  • Chinese literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in Mandarin, Cantonese and other Chinese languages. [e]
  • Indian literature: Novels, poetry, plays and essays written in the languages of the Indian subcontinent from the earliest years until the present day [e]
  • Irish literature: Literature of Ireland written in Gaelic. [e] [e]
  • Italian literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in the Italian language from the earliest years until the present day [e]
  • Japanese literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in the Japanese language from the earliest years until the present. [e]
  • Jewish literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in Hebrew or Yiddish. [e]
  • Post-colonial literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in a native language after a period of external domination by a colonial (e.g. European) power. [e]
  • Russian literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in the Russian language from the earliest years until the present day [e]
  • Scottish literature: Literature of the British isles written in Celtic. [e] [e]
  • Spanish literature: Novels, poetry, essays and plays written in the Spanish language from the earliest years until the present day [e]

Subtopics

Literary Genres

  • Autobiography: A narrative account of a person's life written by that person. [e]
  • Stub Biography: A narrative account of a person's life. [e]
  • Critical study: An article or monograph devoted to critical examination and assessment of an individual work or group of works. [e]
  • Stub Drama: A type of literature, especially plays, meant to be delivered in spoken performance on stage. [e]
  • Developing Article Essay: A coherent piece of writing on a single subject, depending rather on the style and approach of the writer than on the originality of the content [e]
  • Stub Historical novel: A form of fiction which places its fictional characters in historical settings where they interact with the real people of the time. [e]
  • Memoir: A nonfiction written narrative based on the author's personal recollections and memories. [e]
  • Mystery novel: Add brief definition or description
  • Developing Article Novel: A work of prose fiction of extended length. [e]
  • Developing Article Poetry: A form of literary work which uses rhythm, metre, and sound elements (such as assonance or dissonance) to structure, amplify, and in some instances supplant the literal meanings of words. [e]
  • Romance novel: Add brief definition or description
  • Developing Article Short story: A short work of fiction. [e]

Other Related Topics

  • Composition (artistic): An individual musical, dramatic, visual or written work of art characterized by style, form or content. E.g., a painting, sculpture, sonata, play, short story or poem. [e]
  • Developing Article Criticism: The art of assessing the character and worth of a work or works of art, and communicating this assessment. [e]
  • Stub Literary reading: The reading of fiction, poetry or drama [e]
  • Literary review (periodical): A periodical magazine, newspaper, newsletter or newspaper section devoted to publishing reviews, criticism and publication notices and other literary ephemera. [e]
  • Literary review (article): An article featuring a critical assessment, consideration or reconsideration of a particular literary text or group of texts. [e]

Literary Movements