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ENG 102: Literary Theory

Literary Criticism

Literary Reference

Lisa Simpson - The Bell Jar

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Word Origins -- and How We Know Them: Etymology for Everyone. 2005. [422 L695w]
  • MLA Handbook 8th ed. [Reference Desk 808.027 M689m8] 2016 also available on Reserve.

Print Resources

Suggested Websites

  • Purdue OWL's Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism
    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.
  • 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.