Meaning of LITERATURE in English

LITERATURE

noun

1 written works of art

ADJECTIVE

▪ classical , contemporary , modern

▪ popular

▪ great

▪ African American , Russian , etc.

He has a degree in English Literature.

▪ 19th-century , 20th-century , etc.

▪ feminist , gay , lesbian

… OF LITERATURE

▪ piece , work

VERB + LITERATURE

▪ read , study , teach

▪ publish

▪ write

Canadian ~ written over the past thirty years

2 writing on a particular subject

ADJECTIVE

▪ extensive , vast , voluminous

▪ current , existing , recent

the current ~ in science and natural history

▪ published

the published ~ on the subject

▪ growing

There is a growing ~ on technological changes in developing countries.

▪ historical , medical , scientific , etc.

▪ professional ( esp. AmE ), scholarly

the professional ~ on second language learners

the scholarly ~ on the rise of the environmental movement

▪ promotional , sales

… OF LITERATURE

▪ body

the growing body of ~ on development issues

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ about

I picked up some ~ about pensions.

▪ ~ concerning

the ~ concerning the modernization of trade unions

▪ ~ on

There's an extensive ~ on the subject.

▪ ~ regarding

the ~ regarding effectiveness and cost

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .