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English 193: Women in Literature: Books on Feminist Theory & Criticism

In-Depth Information on Women Writers, Feminist Theory & More

The library catalog is a great place to find in-depth information on feminist literary criticism, including its application to fairy tales and folk tales.  Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic.  You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

Remember that books are still the best place to go to understand a topic from beginning to end.

 

What else can you find on feminist theory and women writers?

If you're looking for information on feminist theory and women writers, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for journal articles.  But books provide in-depth information and often collect a number of articles on a particular topic all in one place.  Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that cover the topics in feminist literary theory and women writers.


Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call Number

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your topic is to browse the library stacks by call number range.  Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on a particular topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves.  So if you want a book on Literary Criticism, go to the call number range beginning with PN80 to see what we have!

 LC Call Number

 Subject

 PN 1-6790

 Literature (General)

 PN 45-57

 Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics

 PN 59-72

 Study and Teaching

 PN 80-99

 Criticism

 PN 101-245

 Authorship

 PN 172-239

 Technique. Literary composition, etc.

 PN 441-1009.5

 Literary history

What else can you find on feminist theory?

If you're looking for information on feminist theory and literary criticism, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for background information.  But books provide substantial, in-depth information on topics that are only briefly referred to in reference sources. Below is a sample of some of the many books about feminist critical theory in the library's collection.