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Literature: American: Find Criticisms

Taking an American lit. class? Begin your research here!

American Lit Authors

Literary Criticism > BOOKS

Specific criticism about an author can be found near the rest of their books on the library shelves.

  • For example, the call number for Mark Twain is PS1300.
  • Specific literary criticism about Mark Twain and his writings is located nearby with the call number PS1338.

Yale Video Course: Literary Theory

"A survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory." Lecture provided by Paul H. Fry, Yale Professor.

The first lecture is shown below. To view any of the additional 24 lectures, click here

Watch it on Academic Earth

Literary Criticism > DATABASES & JOURNALS

Try performing a search using your topic and the subject term "LITERATURE -- History & criticism."

Example: "Ernest Hemingway" [keyword]

AND [connector term]

"LITERATURE -- History & criticism" [subject term]

Literary Criticism > WEB RESOURCES

American Lit Authors