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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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SMOF n

Edited by Jeff Prucher.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 166 words.

secret master of fandom someone who is influential in the science fiction fan community, especially with

stfdom n

Edited by Jeff Prucher.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 106 words.

ʹstɛfdəm

stf- + -dom Obs. the community of science fiction fans and writers. 1947 Startling Stories (July) 110/2 A monumental

subfandom n

Edited by Jeff Prucher.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 95 words.

a community of people interested in a specific subset of a larger area of interest, especially one within the science

beam-me-up (Scotty) adj

Edited by Jeff Prucher.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 100 words.

science-fictional. Compare Buck Rogers. Not generally used within the science fiction community. 1988 Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) TV

Cutler, Lizzie Petit

Venetria K. Patton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 842 words.

Cutler, Lizzie Petit (1831?–16 January 1902), writer, was born in Milton, Virginia. While the names of her parents are unknown, her ancestry consisted of farmers on her paternal side and...

Bambara, Toni Cade

Linda Janet Holmes.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1325 words.

Bambara, Toni Cade (29 March 1939–09 December 1995), writer, activist, and filmmaker, was born Miltona Mirken Cade in New York City, the second child of Helen Brehon Cade, a native of...

Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.

Gregory Sumner.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1681 words.

Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. (11 November 1922–12 April 2007), writer and social activist, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the third child of Kurt Vonnegut, Sr., and Edith Lieber Vonnegut. Along...

Styron, William Clark, Jr.

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1498 words.

Styron, William Clark, Jr. (11 June 1925–1 Nov. 2006), writer, was born in Newport News, Virginia to William C. Styron, Sr., a naval engineer, and Pauline Abraham Styron, a classical singer...

Caldwell, Erskine

Sylvia Jenkins Cook.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1884 words.

Caldwell, Erskine (17 December 1903–11 April 1987), writer, was born Erskine Preston Caldwell in White Oak, Coweta County, Georgia, the son of Ira Sylvester Caldwell, a minister, and...

The Future of the Bestseller: is there one?

John Sutherland.

in Bestsellers

October 2007; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1129 words.

‘The future of the bestseller: is there one?’ explores the impact of digitization on the entire arc of the book process. The electronic delivery chain has cheapened the product, while...

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Wolf, Emma

Sophia B. Lehman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 843 words.

Wolf, Emma (15 June 1865–29 August 1932), writer, was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Simon Wolf, a Jewish pioneer in Contra Costa County, and Annette Levy. Both of...

On the Matter of Inner Realism

Noël Valis.

in A History of the Spanish Novel

May 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 8559 words.

This chapter examines Galdós’ Fortunata y Jacinta and Clarín’s La Regenta, generally regarded as the two master pieces of Spanish realism-naturalism. These two novels appear to work on the...

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Webb, Frank J.

Eric Gardner.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education. 1261 words.

Webb, Frank J. (21 March 1828–07 May 1894), writer and educator, was born Frank Johnson Webb in Philadelphia. He may have been the son of Frank Webb, a china packer and community activist;...

Gallie [née Humphreys], Menna Patricia (1919–1990), writer

Angela V. John.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 2192 words.

Gallie [née Humphreys], Menna Patricia (1919–1990), writer, was born at Dolycoed, Station Road, in the Welsh mining community of Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire, on 18 March 1919 (though she...

Anzaldua, Gloria E.

AnaLouise Keating.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1520 words.

Anzaldua, Gloria E. (26 September 1942–15 May 2004), author, cultural theorist, and feminist philosopher, was born in the south Texas town of Raymondville, the oldest of four children of...

Childs, Marquis

Ray E. Boomhower.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1120 words.

Childs, Marquis (17 March 1903–30 June 1990), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, columnist, and author, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, columnist, and author, was born in the Mississippi...

Papillon [née Broadnax], Jane (1627–1698), letter writer

Patricia J. Nebrida.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 403 words.

Papillon [née Broadnax], Jane (1627–1698), letter writer, was born on 16 March 1627 at Godmersham, Kent, the daughter of Thomas and Jane Broadnax. Against the wishes of her parents she...

Kelland, Clarence Budington

Richard O. Boudreau.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1186 words.

Kelland, Clarence Budington (11 July 1881–18 February 1964), journalist and author, was born in Portland, Michigan, the son of Thomas Kelland, an English weaver who came to the United...

Haley, Alex

Ralph E. Luker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1363 words.

Haley, Alex (11 August 1921–10 February 1992), writer, was born Alexander Palmer Haley in Ithaca, New York, the son of Simon Alexander Haley, a graduate student in agriculture at Cornell...

Perry, George Sessions

Garna L. Christian.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1218 words.

Perry, George Sessions (05 May 1910–1956), novelist, war correspondent, and contributor to the leading popular magazines of his time, was born in Rockdale, Texas, the only son of Andrew...