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."

– Prospero to Miranda in The Tempest, Act 1 Scene 2, by William Shakespeare

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 /Assessment. For deletion discussions related to literature, see: Deletion sorting/Literature. For the project's most popular pages, see: /Popular pages.

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To do

Improve the bird's eye view

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.

Article alerts

Did you know

Articles for deletion

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Proposed deletions

  • 07 May 2021 – Nicolae Pogonaru ( talk ·   ·  hist) was PRODed by Joe McNeill ( t ·  c): Notability issue. BLP. One extremely light source about this Romanian writer (no page on the Romanian WP).

Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Good article nominees

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

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Scope and Related WikiProjects

WikiProject Literature was formed to organize and promote quality coverage of literary concepts and other general pages on literature on Wikipedia.

Articles concerning people, such as authors, can be directed to WikiProject Biography.
Articles concerning books and book publishers can be directed to WikiProject Books.
Articles concerning fiction can be directed to WikiProject Novels, WikiProject Children's literature and WikiProject Fictional characters.
Articles on poems can be directed to WikiProject Poetry.
Articles on films can be directed to WikiProject Films.
Articles on theatre and drama can be directed to WikiProject Theatre.
Articles on comics can be directed to WikiProject Comics.
Articles on magazines and journals can be directed to WikiProject Magazines and WikiProject Academic Journals.

Project organization


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



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.


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

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.

Recognized content

Featured articles

Total pages in content type is 6

Former featured articles

Total pages in content type is 12

Featured lists

Total pages in content type is 10

Former featured lists

Total pages in content type is 1

Good articles

Total pages in content type is 19

Former good articles

Total pages in content type is 9

Did you know? articles

Total pages in content type is 328

Featured pictures

Total pages in content type is 14

Former featured pictures

Total pages in content type is 1

Featured portals

Total pages in content type is 2

Good article nominees

Total pages in content type is 3

In the News articles

Total pages in content type is 56

Main page featured articles

Total pages in content type is 17

Main page featured lists

Total pages in content type is 3

Picture of the day pictures

Total pages in content type is 12

Former featured topics

Total pages in content type is 1

Level 2 vital articles

Total pages in content type is 2

Level 3 vital articles

Total pages in content type is 11

Level 4 vital articles

Total pages in content type is 63

Level 5 vital articles

Total pages in content type is 250


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WikiProject Literature (Rated Project-class)
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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.