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24 Topic Pages Found in Language & Literature and starting with the letter J
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Jabberwocky

The eponymous central figure of a strange, almost nonsensical poem in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass (1871). It contains many significant

Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965

An unsparing, even fierce, social critic; a densely allusive satirist; and a writer whose fictions draw on thorough study, both of English literature

Jacobean

Style in the arts, influential upon architecture and furniture as well as literature, during the reign of James I (1603–25) in England. In the visual

Open Jacobs, Harriet (1813 - 1897)
Jacobs, Harriet (1813 - 1897)

Born a slave in Edenton, North Carolina, Harriet Jacobs underwent severe trials before escaping to the North and publishing her narrative about the

Jakobson, Roman (1896 - 1982)

Roman Jakobson (1896-1982) was one of the twentieth century's most influential linguists, literary theorists, and semioticians. While he had a

James, Clive (1939 - )

1939- ♦ Australian broadcaster and writer Born in Sydney, he studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge, and began his career as a television

James, Henry (1843 - 1916)

1843–1916, American novelist and critic, b. New York City. A master of the psychological novel, James was an innovator in technique and one of the

Jameson, Storm (Margaret) (1891 - 1986)

Writing her own mock obituary in her AUTOBIOGRAPHY , Jameson presents herself as “bedevilled” by contrary impulses: “The ambition, a blind hunger to

Jane Eyre

A novel by Charlotte Bronte , published in 1847. An orphan living with her unpleasant aunt, Mrs Reed, and cousins, Jane is too independent-minded to

Japanese language

( jăp´´ənēz' ), language of uncertain origin that is spoken by more than 125 million people, most of whom live in Japan. There are also many speakers