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Literary Criticism: Getting Started

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Welcome to the Literary Criticism Research Guide

The Literary Criticism Research Guide will help you locate books, journal articles, web sites and other great resources available through the University of South Carolina Aiken's Gregg-Graniteville Library.

What is Literary Criticism?

Literary Criticism is an analysis or evaluation of a book, essay, poem, or short story. A large amount of literary criticism is published in book form or as a collection of essays.


To easily find literary criticism, it is helpful to consider what area of critical theory you are researching.

Use the chart below to consider what critical theory fits your search:

The Literary Theory Spectrum

By: Kari D. Weaver

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