Literature

Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature refers to writing considered to be an art form or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage.

Its Latin root literatura/litteratura (derived itself from littera: letter or handwriting) was used to refer to all written accounts. The concept has changed meaning over time to include texts that are spoken or sung (oral literature), and non-written verbal art forms. Developments in print technology have allowed an ever-growing distribution and proliferation of written works, culminating in electronic literature.

Literature is classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose. It can be further distinguished according to major forms such as the novel, short story or drama; and works are often categorized according to historical periods or their adherence to certain aesthetic features or expectations (genre).

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Scholarships for Literature Majors

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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

$25,000 Varies See Details
 

Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

award

$25,000

deadline

Varies
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Joshua Adrian Garland Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

$1,000 February 28, 2021 See Details
 

Joshua Adrian Garland Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

award

$1,000

deadline

February 28, 2021
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Francisco "Frank" Maestas Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$500 February 15, 2021 See Details
 

Francisco "Frank" Maestas Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

award

$500

deadline

February 15, 2021
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Helen and Paul Schnare Scholarship

St. Charles Community College

Up to $500 April 01, 2021 See Details
 

Helen and Paul Schnare Scholarship

St. Charles Community College

award

Up to $500

deadline

April 01, 2021
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E.L. Bartlett Literary Criticism Prize

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Varies February 15, 2021 See Details
 

E.L. Bartlett Literary Criticism Prize

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

award

Varies

deadline

February 15, 2021
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