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lit·er·a·ture

(lit'tĕr-ă-chūr),
1. Body of written work on a specific topic.
2. Colloquial usage indicating any printed matter on a given topic (that is, manufacturer's literature).
[L. literatura, fr. literae, letters, writing]

literature

As used by doctors, the body of information on which the science of medicine is based.

Pronunciation:
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, LITT ruh t’your
Medspeak-US: pronounced, litter ruh churr

lit·er·a·ture

(lit'ĕr-ă-chŭr)
A body of written material.
[L. literatura, fr. literae, letters, writing]

literature,

n the entire body of writings on a given subject.
literature, dental,
n the entire body of writing on dentistry. Most specifically, those writings published following a referee process to validate the scientific discipline in which the writings were produced.
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The fact that the symposium was held in Spain, the host of two other international conferences on the African diaspora during the 1990s, strongly suggests that African diaspora and African American literature have finally come into their own as world literatures.
Although this is an unusual approach to teaching Foreign Languages and Foreign Language Literatures, students become engaged in their own development as readers and interpreters of literature and culture.
No self-appointed elite is wise enough to make such decisions, which lie beyond their abilities, just as the attempts by Communist officials to determine what should determine merit in literature and the other arts produced mediocre results for the same reason.
The work is described by the publisher as the first book-length study in English devoted exclusively to Haitian women's literature.
One can only wish that its absorbingly fresh account of literature and the interpreting process--"here and now," as Wellbery puts it with infectious enthusiasm in his essay on Goethe's Faust--will reach the broadest possible audience.
Digital literature whilst similar to traditional literature can have several key differences in the role of literature in developing language and literacy skills (Anstey & Bull, 2006).
The African-Language literatures have grown in surges since the years of decolonisation that span nearly 50 years.
While he admits the plausibility of such a link, he goes on to criticize "the unreserved exaltation of Nationalism" that he saw in both the literature and the politics of his time, marked by the New Deal in the United States and the ascendancy of Hitler and Stalin in his beloved Europe.
Given the internationality and influence of English as today's lingua franca, to explore translations and studies of Chinese literature in the Anglophone world becomes an important aspect of comparative literature specifically and the study of literature in general.
The purpose of the 1986 literature intervention was not to substitute literature research for clinical research but to show that a novel approach based on a synthesis of CBD literatures can stimulate exactly the kind of controlled clinical study reported by Chang.
But the classic text of modern African literature is, without question, Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
Within this historical framework, individual interviews focus on the diverse genres represented in Conde's oeuvre, including novels, short stories, plays, children's literature, and literary criticism.