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ENG 102 Honors Fall 2016: Literary Theory

Literary Reference

Lisa Simpson - The Bell Jar

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. 1966. [422.03 O58o]
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. [Reference Desk 808.066 M689m7] also available for circulation.

Print Resources

Suggested Websites

  • Purdue University's OWL site on Literary Theory
    A very basic way of thinking about literary theory is that these ideas act as different lenses critics use to view and talk about art, literature, and even culture. These different lenses allow critics to consider works of art based on certain assumptions within that school of theory. The different lenses also allow critics to focus on particular aspects of a work they consider important.

  • IPL2 Online Literary Criticism Collection
    The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

  • Literary Resources on the Net
    Search or browse this extensive directory of literary web sites created and maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University.

  • VoS - Voice of the Shuttle
    A well-organized guide to scholarly Web resources in the Humanities - note two entries: Literature (in English) and Literatures (Other Than English). Developed and maintained by Alan Liu and others in the English Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara.