The Literary Encyclopedia

The Literary Encyclopedia

"The Literary Encyclopedia" is an online reference work first published in October 2000 which, as of May 2008, offers freely available content together with full content and services for subscribing members. Articles are written by "nearly 2000 named scholars, most of whom are current university teachers". "The Literary Encyclopedia" contains high-quality writer profiles as well as entries on literary terms and individual works of literature in the English language. It also includes articles on ancillary disciplines such as history or philosophy to further and deepen in its users the understanding of literature and literary history. The encyclopedia's founding editors were Robert Clark [ [ Robert Clark's Profile at the University of East Anglia] ] (University of East Anglia), Emory Elliott [ [ Emory Elliott's Profile at the University of California at Riverside] ] (University of California at Riverside) and Janet Todd (University of Glasgow).

Written and owned by "a global network of scholars and researchers", "The Literary Encyclopedia" is constantly growing and adding new scholarly features, most recently lists of recommended scholarly reading. It contains over 8m words in more than 4,000 articles all of which have been written since its inception. As of March 2008, the annual cost of an individual subscription is $US19.95 (about £9.50 or € 14.50), though it is free to any member of an already subscribing institution.

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