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English Subject Guide: Literary Terms & Themes

A guide to key databases, reference & web sources, and research & citation guides for English Literature

Literary Terms and Themes

Baldick, Chris. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. 3rd. ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. PN 41 .B35 2008 REF

Childs, Peter, and Roger Fowler, eds. The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms. N.Y.: Routledge, 2005. PN 41 .R68 2006 REF

Cuddon, J. A.  A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory.  4th ed.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.   PN 41 .C83 1998 REF

Kennedy, X. J., Dana Gioia, and Mark Bauerlein. The Longman Dictionary of Literary Terms: Vocabulary for the Informed Reader. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006. PN 44.5 .K46 2006 REF

Lentricchia, Frank and Thomas McLaughlin, eds.  Critical Terms for Literary Study.  2nd ed.  Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, c1995.  PN 81 .C84 1995 REF

Quinn, Edward. A Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms. New York: Facts on File, 1999. PN 44.5 .Q56 1999 REF

Seigneuret, Jean-Charles et al., eds.  Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs.  2 vols.  New York: Greenwood, 1988.  PN 43 D48 1988 REF