Literary Criticism, U.S.

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Literary Criticism, U.S.


This entry consists of two distinct articles. The first by David Lionel Smith provides an overview of Literary Criticism in an African-American context from its beginning to the mid-1990s. The second article by Shelly Eversley offers an update on changes in the field in the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries.

Literary Criticism
David Lionel Smith

Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century
Shelly Eversley