Literary Gulag - Diana E. Sheets
Diana E. Sheets is a Research Scholar in the Departments of English and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Columbia University with honors in her minor field, Literature and Politics, which she studied with Edward Said. Later, she worked in corporate sales in metro New York before relocating to the Midwest to write fiction.
This is an archive of the essays and other material found in LiteraryGulag.com, a blog devoted to literary criticism and political commentary. The essays on LiteraryGulag.com hope to demonstrate why fiction must dispense with solipsistic preoccupations of self and love and family and begin examining the world at large.
Additional material by Dr. Sheets may be found here as well.
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The Loss of an Authoritative Culture in America and Its Impact on the Aspirational Middlebrow Reader (2012-05-01)
The Doubling: Those Influential Writers That Shape Our Contemporary Perceptions of Identity and Consciousness in the New Millennium (Nova Science Publishers, 2016-12-15)The Doubling: Those Influential Writers That Shape Our Contemporary Perceptions of Identity and Consciousness in the New Millennium examines pairs of writers, 28 in all, to compare and contrast their books, their personalities, ...
(Purdue University Press, 2015-10-15)This paper, a chapter in the 2015 book Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, was the outgrowth of the 2014 international conference on this same theme sponsored by the Discovery ...
The Humanities in Crisis: What Went Wrong and How to Restore Their Centrality in our Daily Lives (The Humanities in 2015: Ch. 1) (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2014)Over the past 50 years student enrollments in the liberal arts at colleges and universities has plummeted. Our current crisis in the humanities received considerable attention in 2013 with the publication of several ...