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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 Study of Chinese Literature in the Anglophone World includes the following articles:
Digital literature plays a key role in workplaces now and most likely will play a greater role in the future.
Discussing literature is a common practice in elementary school classrooms and these literature discussions are typically teacher-led.
After all, the GCSE is called English Literature and not American Literature (and not Anglo-American Literature).
In the eight decades since Guerard first published his essay, countless writers and scholars have attempted to define a uniquely "American" literary mode, even as US writers were increasingly accepted into "the high canon of world literature" during that time, according to Lawrence Buell ("World Literature and US American Literature," in The Routledge Companion to World Literature, 2012).
The articles contained in this issues of Journal of Literary Studies/Tydskrif vir literatuurwetenskap attempt to fill this theoretical void by examining African-language literatures through the formal means of the novel, film, poetry, and also through theoretical treatises mapping out the question as to when and why, in the literary history of African literature, the issue of writing in indigenous languages has become an academic problem.
Known for his grace, elegance, and sharp sense of humor, Najm was a professor for over 50 years, teaching Arabic literature to students at AUB for over 25 years, as well to students at Harvard University in 1972 and at Kuwait University in 1969.
Harvey believes that erotica is a discreet body of literature and needs to be addressed as such.
The results are then combined with information based upon clinical expertise and previous experience gleaned from the literature.
In what smacks of special pleading, the former lit professor contends that literature is first among the arts, chiefly because it is the only art that is capable of explicit reasoning.
As many of the social sciences, such as history, literature has been shaken and redrawn over the last few decades due to our growing acknowledgment of multiple perspectives that concede different narratives and analyses.
Kent-Drury acknowledges that to some educators, "the term Internet research is an oxymoron," then proceeds to identify Internet sources on the topic of World Literature that may be used to teach essential critical thinking skills.