Literary Criticism

25 Best Literary Criticism Blogs “Whether you are an aspiring literary scholar or just enjoy reading what others have to say about the things they have read, these 25 literary criticism blogs offer an excellent way to explore and participate in the world of literary criticism.”

The British Library – The British Library’s “Discovering Literature” section (which focuses on Romantic and Victorian Literature) has a vast array of essays, articles and author pages with engaging original material that would be of great interest to those interested in Literature of the period.  Discover 1,200 Romantic and Victorian literary treasures, new insights by 60 experts, 25 documentary films, 30 inspirational teachers’ notes and more.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature “Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.”

Classics Technology Center This site provides study gudes and commentary for many of the classics, such as Homer’s Iliad, Plato’s Republic, Vergil’s Aeneid and more.

Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS) “Early Modern Literary Studies (ISSN 1201-2459) is a refereed journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; …”

Encyclopædia Britannica Online: Literary Criticism: The Encyclopædia Britannica entry on Literary Criticism includes a list of links and cross-references divided into time periods.

Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism “The Internet Public Library 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.”

Introduction to Modern Literary Theory Dr. Kristen Siegel, Associate Professor at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI, provides a comprehensive webliography of various styles of literary criticism and analysis.

Library Spot: Literary Criticism This site includes links to literary criticism resources, author biographies, and a Guide to Philosophy.

Literary is a free site for literary criticism maintained by Jan Pridmore. Subject coverage includes nineteenth and twentieth century English and American literature.

Purdue OWL: Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides this comprehensive guide to Literary Criticism, featuring extensive overviews of each school of criticism and critical theory.

Textetc: Literary Criticism Textetc is a site that focuses mainly on classic and modern poetry. The site includes a page on poetry criticism that provides links to additional criticism sites.

Voice of the Shuttle – English Literature  An extensive list of English Literary resources compiled by Dr. Alan Liu of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Voice of the Shuttle is a comprehensive web resource involving many different fields of study.

Voice of the Shuttle: Literatures (Other Than English) An extensive list of World Literature resources compiled by Dr. Alan Liu of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Voice of the Shuttle is a comprehensive web resource involving many different fields of study.

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