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English - Literature and Composition: Literary Criticism

A guide to resources for English courses focusing on the study of literature and the process of writing.

About Literary Criticism

Literary criticism asks questions -- what is literature, what does it do, and what is its worth? 

Schools of criticism look at literature from various perspectives - historical, feminist, psychoanalytical, relation to reality, structuralism etc.  All modes of literary criticism strive to find meaning in literature and thereby underscore the value of the work itself.

Literary Theory & Schools of Criticism - Purdue OWL

Books and Literature News

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Databases, Online Resources

Print Resources

Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century

REF PN771 .E62

19th Century Literary Criticism (series)

REF PN92 .N46 (located on the 3rd floor)

20th Century Literary Criticism (series)

REF PN94 .T83 (located on the 3rd floor)

Contemporary Authors (series)

Z1224 .C63