Literature - Literary Analysis

Literary Analysis and Criticism - Literature 


American Authors 

Links to brief biographical material, bibliographies of authors' works, plus literary criticism bibliographies for authors of American literature. Also includes a timeline of American literature and information on literary movements.


The Cambridge History of English and American Literature 

An online, full-text encyclopedia of literary history and criticism. Encompasses a variety of genres (poetry, drama, essay, humor and more), as well as magazines and newspapers. Other topics are writings on travel/exploration, economics, philosophy, theology, politics. German, French, and Yiddish writings are also included.


Glossary of Literary Terms 

An excellent reference tool for finding a term and examples of it.


Literary History 

Covering more than 250 major British and American authors from the 16th through 20th centuries, this site has links to full-text scholarly articles of literary criticism (screened by a literary scholar), as well as web sites and online bibliographies. 


Literary Movements

Supplies definitions and background information on various literary movements.


Online Literary Criticism Collection 

Contains 1,253 critical and biographical web sites, searchable by author and by literary period. Ipl2 is now closed permanently. You may continue using the site but it will no longer be updated.


Online Symbolism Dictionary 

A helpful page about the "cultural significances of various symbols and...ways in which those symbols may have been used in context." 


PAL: Perspectives in American Literature 

A site devoted to American literature from the Puritans to the present day. Organized by time period and literary movement, with introductory overviews, and bibliographies by author. Also covers literary styles, research, citing, and other tools.


Twentieth Century American and British Poetry 

Direct links to high-quality literary criticism from open access sources that meet standards of academic scholarship. Criticism covers over two hundred 20th century British and American poets, organized by school and literary movement. 


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