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Introduction to Literary Studies: Getting Started

Interlibrary Loan and GIL Express

If our library does not have a journal article you need, you may request it by Interlibrary Loan. For books owned by other University System of Georgia libraries, use GIL Express to have the book sent here. To use GIL Express you must have a GIL Account pin. For other books not owned by USG libraries use Interlibrary Loan.

Professional Organizations

Links are provided to professional organizations important for English majors.

Course Description

Students majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing or Literature must take Engl 3040: Introduction to Literary Studies which is a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course. Majors with a concentration in Secondary Education will take a version of Engl 3040 geared toward education, starting Summer 2012. This course covers materials, methods, and terminology used in the discipline of literary studies. Students are provided practice in effective critical writing and examination of the various critical theories available for interpretation and analysis.

Literary Criticism

Use these databases to find full text literary criticism.

Literary Theory

MLA Style Guides

MLA style guides online:

The official MLA manual of style is kept in the reference collection on Library North 2, with an additional copy at the Research Support desk:

Humanities Librarian

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Leslie Madden
Library South
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