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ENGL 3010: Reference Books

To criticize is to appreciate

Literary Criticism

 Magill’s 1300 Critical Evaluations: selected Novels and Plays REF PN 44 .M344 1978

 Cambridge History of Literary Criticism REF PN 86 .C27 2005

O, the drama of it all!

For criticism on plays, dramas, and film:

Drama Criticism REF PN 1601 .D59

Drama for Students REF PN 1707 .D72

Critical Survey of Drama REF PN 1625 .C68 2003

Masterplots II Drama Series REF PN 6112.5 .M37

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama REF PN 1625 .M3

Life is Poetry

If you are searching for poetry criticism:

Poetry Criticism REF PN 1010 .P499

Poetry For Students REF PN1101 .P64 1998

Critical Survey of Poetry REF PN 1111 .C7 1992

Masterplots II Poetry Series REF PN 1110 .M37 2002


Had we but world enough and time . . .

If you know when your author lived and worked:

(Antiquity—1399)      Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism REF PN 681.5 .C57

(1400-1799)             Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 REF PN 86.L56

(1800-1899)             Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism REF PN 761.N5

(1900-1959)             Twentieth Century Literary Criticism REF PN 771.G27

(1960—present)        Contemporary Literary Criticism REF PN 771.C59

(Currently living)      Contemporary Authors REF Z 1224.C58

Art is long, Life is short

If you are researching short stories:

Short Story Criticism REF PN 3373 .S386

Short Stories for Students REF PN 3373 .S3845 1997

Masterplots II Short Story Series REF PN 3326 .M27 1986

World’s Best Short Stories REF PN 3373 .W76 1989

Et cetera . . .

Random Goodies:

Shakespearean Criticism REF PR 2965.S43 1943

Dictionary of Literary Biography REF PS 21.D5185

World Writers in English REF PR 9080.5W67 2004

Dictionary of Irish Literature REF PR 88706.D5 1996

Oxford Companion to Australian Literature REF PR 9600.2 W5

Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature REF PR 91802. .O94 1997

Latina and Latino Voices in Literature  REF PS153.H56 D3 2003