Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson born

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse

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“The Children’s and Household Tales,” by the Brothers Grimm, published

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The Autumn of the Middle Ages: Chaucer and Dante

This page features resources relating to medieval literature, and presents information about the works of Chaucer and Dante. Learn more about these authors and Europe during Middle Ages by visiting the lesson plans and websites referenced on this page.

American novelist and short story writer, Shirley Jackson, born

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Mozart’s “Magic Flute” premieres in Vienna

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Modernist Journals Project

The MJP is a multi-faceted project that studies modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922 and a geographical range that includes wherever English language periodicals were published. The MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.

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Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.

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Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

A free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of Arkansas; updated regularly to ensure that the content is accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps, so check back frequently to see what's new.