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Literary Encyclopedia

Free Access to The Literary Encyclopedia

Members of ASECS are entitled to free access to the volumes of The Literary Encyclopedia that cover English, French, German and Italian literature in the period 1680-1820, notably Volume English Writing and Culture from the Glorious Revolution to the French Revolution, 1689-1789, edited by Pat Rogers, Nick Seager, Daniel Cook and Paul Baines.

The Literary Encyclopedia was founded in 1998 by ASECS member Robert Clark with the aim of providing comprehensive, learned and detailed support to tertiary-level teaching and research. Its scope is world literatures and cultures from the classical to the present.  For detailed information on this resource, please visit

To receive free access to the Literary Encyclopedia, contact the ASECS Business Office at You will be given a unique alphanumeric password that you can use to create a personal user account valid until the end of your subscription year.

The Literary Encyclopedia also wishes to encourage associated scholars to contact us for potential contributions of articles in the areas of their interest and expertise. If you would like to contribute an essay on an author, work or topic relevant to your area of research, please contact us at