Literature may refer to any body of written works, but it represents endless possibilities for sharing ideas and knowledge. The English and American Literature Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Literature scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
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. 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.