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Literature Guide: Books

UofL Library Catalog

Subject Headings: American and British Literature

These subject headings will help you find books on American and British literature. If you're looking for books about a specific author, try searching that author's name as a subject.

This list is not comprehensive, so ask a librarian if you don't see what you need.

  • American Literature
  • American Literature -- History and Criticism
  • American Literature -- African American Authors -- History and Criticism
  • American Literature -- Minority Authors -- History and Criticism
  • American Literature -- Women Authors -- History and Criticism
  • American Literature -- 18th Century -- History and Criticism
  • American Literature -- 19th Century -- History and Criticism
  • American Literature -- 20th Century -- History and Criticism
  • American Literature -- 21st Century -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature
  • English Literature -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- Irish Authors -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- Women Authors -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and Criticism
  • Medieval Literature -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- Early Modern, 1500-1700 -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- 18th Century -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- 19th Century -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- 20th Century -- History and Criticism
  • English Literature -- 21st Century -- History and Criticism
  • Comparative Literature

Subject Headings: Genres and Movements

These subject headings will help you find books on selected literary genres and movements.

This list is not comprehensive, so ask a librarian if you don't see what you need.

  • Comedy
  • Detective and Mystery Stories -- History and Criticism
  • Drama -- History and Criticism
  • English Horror Tales -- History and Criticism
  • Epic Poetry -- History and Criticism
  • Fantasy Literature -- History and Criticism
  • Fiction -- History and Criticism
  • Gothic Revival (Literature)
  • Literary Form
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modern Literature -- History and Criticism
  • Modern Poetry -- 20th Century -- History and Criticism
  • Neoclassicism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Poetry -- History and Criticism
  • Pre-Raphaelitism in Literature
  • Romanticism
  • Satire
  • Science Fiction -- History and Criticism
  • Short Story
  • Tragedy

Subject Headings: Literary Theory

These subject headings will help you find books on literary theory and related areas.

This list is not comprehensive, so ask a librarian if you don't see what you need.

  • African Americans in Literature
  • Communism and Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Culture -- Study and Teaching
  • Deconstruction
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in Literature
  • Feminist Literary Criticism
  • Gender Identity in Literature
  • Hermeneutics
  • Historicism in Literature
  • Homosexuality and Literature
  • Homosexuality in Literature
  • Literature -- History and Criticism -- Theory
  • Literature -- Philosophy
  • Literature and History
  • Literature and Society
  • Marxist Criticism
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Popular Culture -- Study and Teaching
  • Postcolonialism in Literature
  • Postmodernism
  • Poststructuralism
  • Psychic Trauma in Literature
  • Psychoanalysis and Literature
  • Queer Theory
  • Reader-Response Criticism
  • Sex Role in Literature
  • Structuralism

Classification Outline

P -- Language and Literature

  • P -- Philology; Linguistics
  • PA -- Greek language and literature; Latin language and literature
  • PB -- Modern languages; Celtic languages
  • PC -- Romanic languages
  • PD -- Germanic languages
  • PE -- English language
  • PF -- West Germanic languages
  • PG -- Slavic languages; Baltic languages; Albanian language
  • PH -- Uralic languages; Basque language
  • PJ -- Oriental philology and literature
  • PK -- Indo-Iranian philology and literature
  • PL -- Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
  • PM -- Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
  • PN -- Literature (General)
  • PQ -- French literature -- Italian literature -- Spanish literature -- Portuguese literature
  • PR -- English literature
  • PS -- American literature
  • PT -- German literature -- Dutch literature -- Flemish literature since 1830 -- Scandinavian literature -- Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian -- Modern Icelandic literature -- Faroese literature -- Danish literature -- Norwegian literature -- Swedish literature
  • PZ -- Fiction and juvenile belles lettres

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