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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION
This guide includes print and online research tools related to the study of Literary Criticism. It is a selected list of resource materials and is not meant to be exhaustive. Please see your library liaison for additional research assistance.
The call numbers for all areas of English are in Class P. However, many interdisciplinary sources in other areas may be relevant.
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Literary Criticism by
Call Number: PN86 .D37 2008
Publication Date: 2008-07-04
From the Ancient Greek period to the present day, you learn about critics' lives, the times in which they lived and how the same problems of interpretation and valuation persist through the ages.
The Master and the Dean by
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2005-07-27
'Comparative study of Henry James's and William Dean Howells's literary criticism. Examines the interrelationship between the men, emphasizing their aesthetic concerns and attitudes toward the market and audience, and their beliefs concerning the moral value of fiction and the United States as a literary subject, and writings about each other'--Publisher.
A History of Literary Criticism and Theory by
Call Number: PN86 .H23 2008
Publication Date: 2007-10-08
"This is a book to be read cover to cover, and those who undertake that happy task will be better informed. They will understand the twin pillars of Western civilization, Hellenism and the Judaic Christian ethic. They will understand the intersections of philosophy, literature, and religion. They will understand Plato, Aristotle, the Age of Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the three great thinkers who forever shifted thought at the beginning of the 20th century: Marx, Freud, and Darwin." Choice Reviews
The African American Male, Writing, and Difference: A Polycentric Approach to African American Literature, Criticism, and History by
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
"In this wide-ranging analysis, W. Lawrence Hogue argues that African American life and history is more diverse than even African American critics generally acknowledge. Focusing on literary representations of African American males in particular, Hogue examines works by James Weldon Johnson, William Melvin Kelley, Charles Wright, Nathan Heard, Clarence Major, James Earl Hardy, and Don Belton to see how they portray middle-class, Christian, subaltern, voodoo, urban, jazz/blues, postmodern, and gay African American cultures. Hogue shows that this polycentric perspective can move beyond a “racial uplift” approach to African American literature and history and help paint a clearer picture of the rich diversity of African American life and culture."
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