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Literary Research & Literature Criticism

Sources to locate literature criticism and conduct other literary research

What is Literary Criticism?

Literary criticism analyzes, interprets, or evaluates a work of literature. Criticism asks what literature is, what it does, and what it is worth.

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Research Competency Guidelines for English Literature