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Lives of Literature

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About Lives of Literature on JSTOR

This collection gathers academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. Lives of Literature contains 107 journals that are all new to JSTOR. The collection comprises four thematic modules.

  • Medieval Authors & Texts
  • Modernist Authors
  • Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors
  • Literary Theorists

This resource supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature and broadens the range of authors and texts covered on JSTOR. And with its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author—a curricular component at many institutions.

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Artstor and JSTOR subscribers: find related image content

These Artstor collections, now also available on JSTOR, contain relevant images for Lives of Literature:

Bodleian Library
Contains more than 24,000 images of European Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, including the Douce Apocalypse and Caedmon manuscript, as well as later manuscripts created in the Medieval tradition.

George Eastman Museum
Includes than 20,000 photographs from the 19th and 20th century, including portraits of Modernist luminaries such as Gertrude Stein, Henry James, and Ezra Pound

Modernist Authors Image Group
This broad selection of images supports the study of modernism and modernist literature. It includes portraits of authors, art related to literature, and graphic design ranging from the mid-19th to the 21st century.

Medieval Authors & Texts Image Group
This image group focuses on images related to medieval authors and texts. The collection contains illuminated manuscripts and portraits of authors, as well as images of significant art and architecture from the medieval period.

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