This guide for the first-year Histories, Theories, and Methods Graduate Seminar has been organized into individual boxes and tabs that highlight the most relevant resources for incoming graduate students. You will find links to essential books, biographies, and encyclopedias in addition to links connecting you to useful research databases and professional organizations. As all first-year graduate students are new to the Emory Woodruff Library we have also included some basic tips and pointers for how to navigate library resources. Sarah Morris is the subject librarian for the English dept. and is always available for any queries you might have!
Below you will find links to useful general academic databases:
Below you will find links to a few useful professional organizations:
This bibliography will be your best friend as you begin delving into the complex world of literary theory and criticism! A particularly useful resource containing peer-reviewed summaries of major schools of criticism, important theorists and critics, and general articles focused on literary theory and criticism.