Building on the format of other successful Gale "For Students" titles, Literary Movements for Students
is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying literary movements and the specific works representative of various movements. Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement\'s characteristic styles and themes. Approximately 25 movements are covered, including:
- Greek drama
- Harlem renaissance
- Magic realism
- Science fiction/fantasy
- And many others
Detailed entries follow a consistent format and include: an introduction; thumbnail sketches of representative authors and works; discussion of the principal themes and styles associated with the movement; an outline of the historical context of the movement, including the social, political and cultural climate of the time; a critical overview; and a selection of reprinted critical essays on the movement. In addition, each entry includes a list of further reading sources and suggested study topics.