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Literary Research Guide
Call Number: Fondren Library, Centennial Reading Room, Reference, Non-circulating PR83 .H37 2008
James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide, which Choice calls "the standard guide in the field," evaluates important reference materials in English studies.
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Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism This link opens in a new window
Fulltext articles on critical & theoretical schools & movements, with historical context
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Gives background information and provides citations for the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Includes: African American Studies, African Studies, American Literature, Atlantic History, British and Irish Literature, Classics, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Reformation, and Victorian Literature.
Call Number: Fondren Library , Centennial Reading Room, Non-circulating, AI3 .H8
Year's Work in English Studies
Each volume includes a detailed overview from Old English to contemporary critical works for a given year, and contains critical notices for some 1100 books; extensive coverage of English Language, American Literature, New Literatures in English and English Literature; coverage of specialist periodicals; comprehensive indexing by critic, author, and subject; plus bibliographical endnotes for each chapter.
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