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Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism Subject Guide

See also:  Literary Criticism: Shakespeare

Books you can take with you are in this number range:
800 Literature
810 American Literature in English
820 English and Old English Literature
830 Literatures of Germanic Languages
840 Literatures of Romance Languages
850 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic literatures
860 Spanish and Portuguese Literatures
870 Latin and Old Latin Literatures
880 Hellenic literatures, Classical Greek
890 Literatures of Other Languages

When searching our catalog use these subjects:
Literature, modern - 20th century - history and criticism
Literature, modern - 19th century - history and criticism
Author's last name, First name - look for subheading criticism and interpretation
(e.g. Angelou, Maya - criticism and interpretation)

Helpful reference books: (All books located at Voorhees)
These books located in Literary Criticism Section:
  Contemporary Authors
  Something About the Author
  Dictionary of Literary Biography
  Classical and Medieval Criticism
  Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
  Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
  Contemporary Literature Criticism
  Shakespearean Criticism
These books shelved with general reference collection:
  Masterplots - Ref 809
  Facts on File Bibliography of American Fiction - Ref 016.8135

Suggested magazine and journal indexes:
Electronic:

Discovering Collection - Literature Search - from Gale
Literary Reference Center - from Ebscohost
Literary Reference Center - from Facts on File
Literature Resource Center - from Gale

Websites:
Critical Reading: A Guide
http://www.brocku.ca/english/jlye/criticalreading.html
Guides form a useful framework to help beginning students think critically about the literature they are reading.

Online Literary Criticism Collection
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum60.20.00/
Links the user to over 1,000 critical and biographical Web sites on literary criticism dealing with American and British literature from pre-1500 to the twentieth century. This Web site was created by the staff of the Internet Public Library

Literary Criticism on the Net
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/
Links are broken down by time period. Site is maintained by Jack Lynch at Rutgers University.

Voices of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp
VoS has provides coverage of literature resources: authors, works, projects, course syllabi, criticism and critics, journals, mail lists and newsgroups, and conferences and calls for papers. The site is maintained by Professor Alan Liu at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Literary Index - Gale Group
http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex
Use this index to search by author or title in the Gale Literary Series. The library has the following titles in the series: Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Shakespearean Criticism, Classical and Medieval Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, and Contemporary Literature Criticism.

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