JSTOR Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. Key topics include: Medieval Authors & Texts; Modernist Authors; Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors; and Literary Theorists.


Medieval Authors & Texts

Modernist Authors

Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors

  • Dickens Studies Annual explores the wide range of Charles Dickens’s interests and talents
  • Green Book, covering Irish gothic, supernatural and fantastic literature
  • Gaskell Journal, on Elizabeth Gaskell, equally famous for her Bronte biography as for the many BBC adaptations

Literary Theorists

  • CLR James Journal, devoted to the Trinidiadian scholar, known for his work on the subaltern
  • Arendt Studies, a brand new journal on Hannah Arendt, who taught for 40 years at the New School
  • Simone de Beauvoir Studies, rounding out Lives of Literature’s coverage of French intellectual culture

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