Africana: Encyclopedia of the African/African American Experience
A guide to the history and the current state of Africa and African American heritage includes entries on topics ranging from affirmative action to zydeco.
The Encyclopaedia Judaica is a 26-volume English-language encyclopedia of the Jewish people and of Judaism. It covers diverse areas of the Jewish world and civilization, including Jewish history of all eras, culture, holidays, language, scripture, and religious teachings.
Encyclopedia of African Literature
The most comprehensive reference work on African literature to date, this book covers all the key historical and cultural issues in the field. The Encyclopedia contains over 600 entries covering criticism and theory, African literature's development as a field of scholarship, and studies of established and lesser-known writers and their texts.
Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature
This A-to-Z guide to feminist literature covers everything from the movement's origins in the literature of the distant past, such as the poetry of Sappho and classic tales such as Cinderella and Bluebeard, to the movement's flowering with the works of writers such as George Eliot, Willa Cather, and Virginia Woolf, to the continued development of feminist literature today.
Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature
Draws together entries on all aspects of literature in these regions, including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, and movements, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 1200 alphabetically arranged entries, written by a team of 190 international contributors, the Encyclopedia gives exceptionally wide-ranging coverage of writing in all of the Spanish American countries and Brazil, as well as the Dutch, French and English Caribbean.
Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature
A comprehensive guide to literature written between 500 and 1500. While the volume is primarily devoted to the early literature of England, it also includes entries for historical persons and subjects of cultural relevance which would have been discussed in literary works or which might have affected their creation. Multicultural in scope, the book also covers Islamic, Hispanic, Celtic, Mongolian, Germanic, Italian, and Russian literature and culture of the Middle Ages.
Encyclopedia of Southern Literature
Surveys the region's major authors, works, movements, genres, and themes as a method of illustrating its contributions to American and world literature. The alphabetically arranged entries contain biographical and literary history along with bibliographic citations, critical commentary, and cross-references.
Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century
The third edition consists primarily of bio-critical entries about individual authors, but it also includes survey articles about national works of literature and literary movements. All essays conclude with secondary sources, and author essays have a "Further Works" section, which lists works by the author not discussed in the text.