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ENG 380.04OV The Short Story (Mullins): Home
Introduction to the major bibliographies, guides, and online sources involved in literary studies
Access to portraits of more than 18,700 men and women, updated quarterly with new and revised entries, features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. Includes over 900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History, providing historical and social context to the biographies.
Access to over 59,100 articles on notable people who shaped British history worldwide, from the 4th century BC to the year 2012. In addition to outlining a person's activities, character, and significance, each article also includes dates and places of key events, information on parents and spouses, and places of residence. One in five articles is accompanied by an image of the person who is the subject of the article.
Provides biographical information on more than 528,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. The database also provides full-text articles from over 350 magazines and newspapers and includes more than 27,000 images plus links to Web sites tied to the lives and works of the subjects.
Some 50,000 new and/or updated biographies are added each year, as well as daily status updates of existing subjects
"English 380, the short story, focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century short stories. We will read classic and contemporary examples of the short story from world literature (Irish, North American, British, German, West Indian), from ethnic perspectives (Native American, African American), and from male and female writers. We will practice the close interpretive reading, writing, and research skills necessary for the study of literature. Your study of the short stories will also serve as a context for considering historical and contemporary issues related to the assigned texts. In addition, you will be introduced to the major bibliographies, guides, and online sources involved in literary studies, and you will learn the research methods specific to the study and interpretation of literature."