JSTOR Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements.

The collection contains 107 journals that are all new to JSTOR. Key thematic topics include:

  • Medieval Authors & Texts
  • Modernist Authors
  • Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors
  • Literary Theorists

This resource is a direct response to faculty requests for a deeper and wider set of journal content to enhance their teaching of writers and texts associated with key literary movements. The collection supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature, and broadens the range of authors and texts covered on JSTOR. And with its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text—a curricular component at many institutions.

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Lives of Literature extension

An add-on to the Lives of Literature collection, the extension includes top journals from JSTOR Arts & Sciences collections such as Chaucer Review, Dickens Studies Annual, and James Joyce Quarterly.

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Lives of Literature ebook collection

This collection gathers 182 scholarly monographs from top publishers. The content enriches coverage by including research into lesser-known authors, as well as those from underrepresented groups.

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