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Literary Criticism: Get Started ...

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To find books about drama criticism, type drama history and criticism in the search box below.

Keywords Anywhere   Subject   Title   Author


To find books on criticism about a particular play, type the name of the play and / or the playwright and the word criticism. For example, if you are looking for criticism on Macbeth, simply type Macbeth criticism.

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Criticism is the interpretation (what does it mean?) and / or evaluation (is it good or bad?) of Literature.

Browse the Shelves

Since we are a joint library, materials in our libraries are shelved according to both the Library of Congress (LC) Classification system and the Dewey Decimal System.

Common call numbers for English Literature are:

LC Classification system Dewey Decimal system
  •     PE (English Language)
  • 800 (Literature, rhetoric and criticism)
  • PN (Literature-General

  • 810 (American Literature in English)
  • PR (English Literature)
  • 820 (English and old English literatures)
  • PS (American Literature)
  • 830 -890 (Other European languages, classical, modern Greek and other literature)
You can browse the library stacks by these call numbers or search the online library catalog (placed on the left box).

Subject Librarian

Jess Nevins
Phone: 832.559.4211

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