Literature may refer to any body of written works, but it represents endless possibilities for sharing ideas and knowledge. Literature provides a window into society, reflecting the needs and concerns of multiple elements of a culture. It can go as far as being completely fact or completely fiction, while still educating readers with life lessons and historical events regardless of whether the work is the former or the latter. The English & American Literature Research Network (LIT) indexes scholarly works on historical and contemporary literature, addressing emerging areas of concern such as post-colonial studies and disability studies. The network features works of literary analysis, cultural and historical analysis (as revealed through literature), and other works related to the impact of the written and verbal arts on society. SSRN provides researchers with a breadth and depth of scholarship that demonstrates the unique impact of literature in our daily lives. It also helps researchers with the ability to connect with other researchers around the world in their own or other fields, exposure for their work in other disciplines, and with building a reputation in the scholarly community as an early-career researcher.