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|What is the difference between English literature and literature in English by olulekan1992(m): 1:11am On Jun 08, 2018|
I want someone to tell me the difference between English literature and literature in English.
|Re: What is the difference between English literature and literature in English by kemiadebisi(f): 6:18pm On Feb 25|
EXPLAIN THE CONCEPT OF LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH LITERATURE
The term literature refers to the collective body of literary productions scattered all over the world, apparently written in not just one language, but many. As the study of literary work has interested many people from different parts of the world for ages, literature has become a subject taught at schools, colleges, and universities offering diverse programmes for students.
Since it is a broad term, it has many sub-branches which refer to literature either country-wise, e.g. American literature, French literature, English literature, etc., or chronological period-wise, e.g. Old literature, Classical literature, Victorian literature, modern literature, etc., on larger geographical area-wise, western literature, eastern literature, south Asian literature, etc.
Literature is written in any language native to a country, and regional literature encompasses literary work written in many languages of the region.
English literature is the term which refers to literary work written not just in England, but also in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, British colonies, including the United States of America. However, with literary productions blooming in America mainly since late 18th century and early 19th centuries, a sub-branch of English literature called American literature emerged.
Based on the chronological period, English literature is divided into several eras such as Old English literature (c.658-1100), Middle English literature (1100–1500), English Renaissance (1500–1660), Neo-Classical Period (1660–1798), 19th-century literature, English literature since 1901 which includes modern, post-modern, and 20th-century literature.
Renowned English literature writers of all time include William Shakespeare (England), Jane Austen (England), Emily Bronte (England), William Blake (England), Mark Twain (United States), James Joyce (Ireland), Arthur Conon Doyle (Scotland), Virginia Woolf (England), T.S. Eliot (United States), Salman Rushdie (India), Dylan Thomas (Wales)to name a few. Literary works such as drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, essays, etc., make up English literature. Learning English literature is important as it deals with universal themes and values that help readers grow in their everyday lives.
Literature in English
Literature in English refers to any literary work written in any other language other than English but translated to English. For instance, French literature is entirely written in French language. However, when the renowned French novel Les Miserables is translated into English, that becomes literature in English. Thus, literary productions written in different parts of the world in different languages and scripts when translated to English are called literature in English.
In summary, the difference between English Literature and Literature in English?
• English literature refers to the literary works written in Great Britain and British colonies whereas literature in English refers to literary works from all over the world written in any other language.
• English literature is written in English language while literature in English is written in other languages but is translated into English language.
• English literature mainly reflects the English culture, while literature in English mirrors diverse cultures.
Judging by the above distinct and subtle differences, it is comprehensive that English literature and literature in English are two different notions although in some cases they are falsely used interchangeably.
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|Re: What is the difference between English literature and literature in English by sunkieisland: 9:11pm On Feb 25|
Took the exact words of my late literature teacher
On point response
|Re: What is the difference between English literature and literature in English by alexsandro(m): 9:59pm On Feb 26|
English Literature is one of the most popular majors in colleges and universities in the US, with a huge number of students enrolling every year due to its diverse nature and numerous graduate opportunities. But with such a broad area of study, prospective students are often confused about what a degree in English Literature actually provides. This article explains what an English Literature degree looks like, and what doors it can open for graduates.
Common uses of an English Literature degree include becoming a writer, researcher, or teacher. However, there are many other ways to utilize an English Literature degree. Some students use it as a stepping stone to a degree in Law, or in this day and age, some will use it to begin a path in the digital marketing world. Whichever route you end up on, this degree can open doors to many fulfilling career options.
What is English Literature at its Very Core?
English Literature refers to the study of texts from around the world, written in the English language. By studying a degree in English Literature, you will learn how to analyze a multitude of texts and write clearly using several different styles. Generally, literature refers to different types of text including novels, non-fiction, poetry, and plays, among other forms. However, literature is a contested term, as new mediums for communication provide different types of contemporary literature.
Literature is generally defined as writing with artistic merit. However, other types of text such as screenplays, nonfiction, song lyrics, and online communication through blogs and other means, could now be considered literature under the contemporary understanding of the term. The English Literature programs in most major US institutions will largely study the traditional literary texts. An English Literature major will likely examine texts including poetry, drama, and prose fiction, perhaps briefly covering more contested forms of literature in their chosen path.
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