Questions tagged [definition-of-literature]

Questions pertaining to the various definitions of literature.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
3 answers

What is literature?

Since this site is called Literature Stack Exchange, one of the most basic questions we could ask here is how scholars of literature define literature. We have an older question on the ways academics ...
North Læraðr's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers

Is "The Most Dangerous Game" Literature?

Way back in high school, many many years ago, our teacher described to us what made something literature or not. This lesson always stuck with me for two reasons: 1) I didn't really think it was ...
poeticvampire's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers

Do computer-generated poetry, stories, etc. fit in any common definition of literature?

My question is inspired by this reading challenge proposal about The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed, which collects short stories, etc. that were generated (written?) by a computer program. ...
EJoshuaS - Stand with Ukraine's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers

Is poetry the art of giving different names to the same thing?

There was a poet who said this: Poetry is the art of giving different names to the same thing. They are copied all over the internet. But is this true? In the comments of that post @Randal'Thor ...
Ooker's user avatar
  • 447
3 votes
1 answer

What are the ways academics have defined literature over the years?

One of the things that we've learned through this site's scope discussions is that literature has a very subjective definition. I'm curious how academics define and have defined literature. Is there ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

Can formal essays be considered as a literature in strict sense?

Francis Bacon wrote formal essays and Joseph Addison wrote periodical essays. (Periodical essays refers to essays that are written to be published in a periodical publication.) The style of periodical ...
Knight wants Loong back's user avatar