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Literary Criticism

Guide to criticism and interpretation of poetry, drama, short and long fiction.


This is a guide to selected sources of information related to Literary Criticism available at URI. Use the Tabs above to navigate through this guide.

To find additional information, conduct a Subject search in the library catalog.  Materials relating to genres, periods, and national literatures are listed with the subheading, HISTORY AND CRITICISM. For example: English Poetry - 19th Century - History and Criticism. Material on a particular author can be found by doing a Subject search using the author's surname with the subheading, CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION. For example: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Criticism and Interpretation.

Reference Databases

Use these databases to find critical articles in American and English Literature.

Print Indexes

Created & revised by

J. Kinnie, 10/09, 8/10;

A. Loffredio. 5/13.

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