Use the resources below to research
Literary Theory in general and specific critical theories.
When you are searching for research information, remember that some literary theories are called various names, like:
- Mythological or Archetypal
- Historical or Historicism
- Marxism or Cultural Materialism
Consider using a variety of search terminology in your research on Literary Theory in general: For example:
- literary theory
- literary theories
- critical theory
- literary criticism
- textual criticism
- textual analysis
Use the search box on the library website to find books at SCC and our partner libraries. Try using subject words like these:
Lengthy topic essays in the Gale Literary Criticism series discuss select literary theories and the major theorists associated with that critical approach.
This book series in housed in the SCC Library reference collection, and is also accessible in the library database, Literature Resource Center.
Credo Reference is a library database containing electronic reference books: dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works.
Use the resources below and others to research
femininity, masculinity, and other gender issues.
Don't be afraid to use a variety of search terminology in your research.
Use the search box on the library website to find books at SCC and our partner libraries using search words like these:
Suggested library databases below also contain ebooks (encyclopedias and other types of electronic books).
Academic Search Complete
"marxist theory" and "literary theory"
"literary criticism" and myth* "One Hundred Years of Solitude, Indigenous Myth, and Meaning"
"literary criticism" and historicism "Reading Dialectically"
"literary theory" and historicism " Economimesis of New Historicism (Or How New Historicism Displaced Theory in English Literature Departments)"
girls and "popular culture" (then SORT by RELEVANCE)
girls and "body image" and media (then SORT by RELEVANCE)