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Literature Criticism


A Selected List of Literary Criticism Sources in the LibraryLiterary criticism
809.03 J27L

Contemporary Literary Criticism
R809.04 C761

A library of literary criticism
R820.9 T286

Moulton’s Library of literary criticism of English and American authors
R809 M927 V.1- V.4

Poetry Criticism
R809.1 P745 V.1-V.10

Drama Criticism, V.1-V.9 1999
R809.2005 D764t

Dramatic criticism index: a bibliography of commentaries on playwrights from Ibsen to the Avant-Garde
R016.8092 B832d

Drama criticism, criticism of the most significant and widely studied dramatic works from the world’s literature
R809.2005 D764t

Drama criticism: a checklist of interpretation since 1940 of English and American plays
R016.809 C692d

Short story criticism excerpts from criticism of work of short fiction writers
R809.3119 S559 V.1-V.10

Middle English Romances: authoritative text, sources and backgrounds, criticism
821.0309 M627

1300 Critical Evaluations of Selected Novels and plays
R809 M194o V.1- V.4

African American literary criticism, 1773 to 2000
NR810.9896 A258

Studies in Black American literature, Volume 1: Black American prose theory, volume 2: Belief vs theory in Black American literary criticism
N810.9 S933

Plot Synopses and Criticism of Individual Works

Masterplots cyclopedia of literary characters
R803 M194lcV.1-V.2

Masterplots American fiction series
R808.8 M194af

Masterplots drama series
R808.8 M194d

Masterplots English fiction series
R808.8 M194ef

Masterplots European fiction series
R808.8 M194eu

Masterplots non-fiction series
R808.8 M194nf

Masterplots poetry series
R808.8 M194p

Masterplots cyclopedia of world authors
R808.8 M194wa

Masterplots five hundred plot-stories and essay-reviews from the world fine literature
R808.8 M194se V.1-V.2

Masterplots 510 plots in story form from the world’s fine literature
R808.8 M194s V.1-V.2

Literature Criticism Online

Literary Resources Center, TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library)

You will find Literary Resource Center online through TEL. This database is available under the subject of Language Arts and Literature. You can access it at home, in your dorm or anywhere on campus. This database can be searched by author, title, or keyword, and is one of the best sources for literary criticism. It provides bibliographical and biographical information and critical reviews of authors and their works.

Academic OneFile (from TEL):

You will find some useful literary criticism from Academic OneFile under Arts and Humanities through TEL. The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles are from the world's leading journals and reference sources. It has extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions. The most effective way to search Academic OneFile is by title of the work you are researching.

General OneFile (from TEL)

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.

Electronic Books


Critical Companion to Jane Austen: a Literary Reference to Her Life and Work
Facts on File Library of World Literature
by Baker, William.

Critical Companion to Toni Morrison: a Literary Reference to Her Life and Work
Facts on File Library of American Literature
by Gillespie, Carmen.

Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor
Facts on File Library of American Literature
by Kirk, Connie Ann.

Critical Companion to William Faulkner: a Literary Reference to His Life and Work
Facts on File Library of American Literature
by Fargnoli, A. Nicholas.; Golay, Michael; Hamblin, Robert W.

Historical Guide to Ralph Ellison
Historical Guides to American Authors
by Tracy, Steven C.

Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway
Historical Guides to American Authors
by Wagner-Martin, Linda.

Historical Guide to Walt Whitman
Historical Guides to American Authors
by Reynolds, David S.

Student Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Student Companions to Classic Writers, 1522-7979
by Pelzer, Linda Claycomb.

Student Companion to Arthur Miller
Student Companions to Classic Writers, 1522-7979
by Abbotson, Susan C. W.

Bronte¨s
Bloom's Modern Critical Views; New Ed.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Bloom's Modern Critical Views; New Ed.
by Bloom, Harold.

Oscar Wilde
Bloom's Classic Critical Views
by Bloom, Harold.

William Blake
Bloom's Classic Critical Views
by Bloom, Harold.

Shakespeare's Sonnets
Oxford Shakespeare Topics
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bloom's Notes

Understanding James Welch
Understanding Contemporary American Literature
by McFarland, Ronald E.

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