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The Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

January 1995; published online January 2004.

Book. Subjects: literary reference works. 5329 pages.643947 words.

For more than half a century, The Oxford Companion to American Literature has been an unparalleled guide to America's literary culture, providing one of the finest resources to this...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: literary reference works. 6760 pages.588243 words.

A well-established bestseller, this indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature has been fully revised and updated for the third edition. It covers world fiction,...

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

Stanley Wells.

January 1998; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: Shakespeare studies and criticism. 865 pages.69069 words.

Over 860 entries

Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on Shakespeare's works, this online-only dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare in...

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Cornelia Sorabji

Suparna Gooptu.

August 2006; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: literature. 280 pages.

This book presents the biography of Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954), the first woman to study law at Oxford. A Parsee and daughter of a converted Christian, Cornelia was among the early Indian...

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Poetics, Plays, and Performances

Vasudha Dalmia.

October 2008; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (plays and playwrights). 380 pages.

This book addresses the political and aesthetic concerns of modern Indian theatre, tracing its genealogies, and looking in particular at its appropriation of folk theatre. Beginning with...

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Robert Knight

Edwin Hirschmann.

October 2008; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: literary theory and cultural studies. 284 pages.

This volume is a historical biography of Robert Knight — a pioneering editor and the founder of the Times of India in Bombay and the Statesman in Calcutta — and covers his entire life from...

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Seduced by the Familiar

M.K. Raghavendra.

November 2008; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: literary theory and cultural studies. 382 pages.

Discussing the gradual transformation of Indian popular cinema into a ‘global entertainment’, this book examines the direction, the existing codes, the system employed, and the meaning that...

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Inside India

Halidé Edib.

Edited by Mushirul Hasan.

January 2009; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: literature. 352 pages.

First published in 1937, this book presents the author's personal account of India. The author, a Turkish writer and novelist, visited the region in 1935 and gained insights into the...

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Performing Women/Performing Womanhood

Nandi Bhatia.

October 2010; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (plays and playwrights). 232 pages.

This book brings visibility to the work of women who performed on the borderlines of dominant theatrical activity and engaged in dramatic enactments that contested middle-class codes of...

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Liberalizing the European Media

Shalini Venturelli.

July 1998; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary theory and cultural studies. 324 pages.

Arguing that the problem of political rights of information and participation in the public sphere is the central question involving the development of the European Union, this book offers...

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