Wikipedia:WikiProject Literature

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"Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me
From mine own library with volumes that
I prize above my dukedom."

William Shakespeare, The Tempest

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Welcome to the Literature Wikiproject main page. This project is devoted to increasing the quality of articles dealing with general literature subjects, literary criticism, and literary terms or genres which encompass several different types of writing. Anyone is invited to join in the effort by adding their name to the members list. A list of current jobs needing to be done can be found in the to do section. We call special attention to our current effort to gather new members and determine project scope and status.

For information on assessments of articles within the scope of the project please go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Literature/Assessment. For deletion discussions related to literature, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Literature.

To do[edit]

Clipboard.svg Open tasks for Wikipedia:WikiProject Literature.

Edit or discuss these tasks.


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  1. Gather more members
  2. Create an assessment template
  3. Improve this page
  4. Start adding the new template to talk pages, rating articles, and determining exact scope of project

Improve the bird's eye view[edit]

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of literature. It in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise literature-related material. It is a hub from which to organize related topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Project organization[edit]

Members[edit]

If this project interests you, you are encouraged to Join by adding yourself to the membership list.

Departments[edit]

Assessment[edit]

The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Literature articles. The article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in a set of categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.

Collaboration[edit]

The project's Collaboration department seeks to identify particular articles that would benefit from a significant collaborative effort. A single article is selected as the focus, and the project attempts to improve it, potentially to featured article standards. The current collaboration article is Literature.

Any Literature article is eligible, and everyone is invited to nominate articles.

Task forces[edit]

Task forces are informal groups of editors gathered for collaborative work on a particular topic within the field of Literature (as defined in the "scope" above); all project members are encouraged to participate in any task forces that interest them.

General topics

Templates[edit]

Copy or type this: What it's for: What it creates:
{{WikiProject Literature}} Project banner for article talk pages.
WikiProject Literature  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Literature, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Literature on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 
{{User Literature Project member}} For member's user pages.
Antique-books-woodward.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Literature.
{{Portal|Literature}} Navigation link to portal for article pages.
{{Infobox literary genre}} Put it on the page of pages included in Category:Literary genres and its subcategories. Note that the example in the box to the right doesn't look good; see e.g. Spiritual autobiography for a better example.
{{Narrative}}
{{Literature}}
{{Literary composition}}
{{Book publishing process}}
{{Lexicography}}

Scope[edit]

This project encompasses some or all of the articles in the following categories:

However, the project currently does not devote much attention to individual authors and works. Authors are covered by the Biography project, and books are covered by several other projects, including Books and Novels.

Proposed Items[edit]

Research help[edit]

Hello, I am thinking of starting a list of recent articles about literary works written since about 1860. Anyone interested in joining hands? example run on deWP --Jackentasche (talk) 14:57, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Portals[edit]

Portal:Literature

Recognized content[edit]

Featured Articles[edit]

African American literature · Alliterative verse · Augustan drama · Augustan literature · Imagism · Irish poetry · Objectivist poets · Poetry · Restoration comedy · Restoration literature · Restoration spectacular · Turkish literature

Good Articles[edit]

Allegory in the Middle Ages · Anglo-Saxon literature · Kigo · Nature fakers controversy · Persian literature · Shared universe · Swedish literature · Textual criticism · True at First Light · Parable of the Sunfish

Good Article nominees[edit]


Awards[edit]

Writing good literature articles can be hard work! Why not reward someone you've seen do some good work in the area; decorate their userpage with one of these:

Book barnstar2.png The Literary barnstar {{subst:The Literary Barnstar|message ~~~~}} For commendable contributions to articles about literature. Designed by User:Scartol in September 2007.
Writer's barnstar.png The Writer's barnstar {{subst:The Writer's Barnstar|message ~~~~}} In regards to this wikiproject, for Wikipedians writing articles about writers and books.

Introduced by User:Kubek15 on April 2, 2008 and designed by User:Penubag

RWP Barnstar.png The Real-world perspective Barnstar {{subst:Real-world perspective Barnstar|message ~~~~}} The Real-world perspective Barnstar may be awarded to Wikipedians who improve an article on a book or other piece of literature by adding material on criticism or reception, or other relevance to the real world. Created and designed by User:Dorftrottel on 6th April 2008.