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Titles presented on this page are focused on literary criticism. They are samples of what is available in both physical and ebook format.
To search for literary criticism try using these terms:
The title of a work or name of an author + History and Criticism
The name of a genre + History and Criticism
The name of a literary movement + History and Criticism
Finding the Right Book
Use the JFL catalog to find the right book for you! Item results may be available either in physical or ebook format.
Physical books will be housed on the shelves of the book tower or in our robotic system. If you are a residential student you may use the catalog to request an item from the robot. Your item will be ready for pick-up at the Customer Service Center within ten minutes of your request.
If you are an online student, or a residential student looking for an item that Liberty does not hold, you may request the item through InterLibrary Loan.
An eBook is denoted in our catalog as an "electronic resource." To download an electronic resource from the catalog, you will scroll down to the bottom of the record and click on "Electronic book - click for access."
WorldCat is a fantastic website for finding books near you. Simply enter your zip code and the title of the item you are looking for and WorldCat will let you know if you can borrow the resource from a library near your home.
CRITICISM OF INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS OR WORKS
The following titles present a mix of Ebooks and physical books focused on the works of a singleauthor or a single work.
Ezra Pound in the Present by Paul Stasi (Editor); Josephine Park (Editor)
Publication Date: 2016-10-06
Was Ezra Pound the first theorist of world literature? Or did he inaugurate a form of comparative literature that could save the discipline from its untimely demise?
Monstrous Progeny by Lester D. Friedman; Allison B. Kavey
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth?
Jane Austen's Heroines (RLE Jane Austen) by John Philips Hardy
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
First published in 1984, John Hardy's important interpretation of Jane Austen's heroines breaks through the accepted tradition of viewing the author as merely a rational comedienne of manners. He argues instead that Jane Austen's greatness lies in her exploration of human relationships through the subtle and original portrayal of her heroines.
The links below give access to additional items which can be found outside of the Jerry Falwell Collection.
WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 17,900 libraries in 123 countries and territories that participate in the OCLC global cooperative. It is operated by OCLC, Inc. The subscribing member libraries collectively maintain WorldCat's database, the world's largest bibliographic database.
Titles listed below present a general overview of literary works in various genres.
Popular fiction follows literature professors wherever they go. At coffee shops or out for drinks, after faculty meetings or classes, even at family reunions - they are persistently pressed to talk about bestselling novels. Questions immediately follow: What do I mean when I say a book is "good"? Why do contemporary novels like these, conversations like these, matter to professors of literature? Shouldn't they be spending their time re-reading The Great Gatsby? The Ulysses Delusion confronts these questions and answers their call for more engaged conversations about books.
Literary Criticism in the 21st Century by Vincent B. Leitch
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
For more than a decade literary criticism has been thought to be in a post-theory age. Despite this, the work of thinkers such as Derrida, Deleuze and Foucault and new writers such as Agamben and Ranciere continue to be central to literary studies. Literary Criticism in the 21st Century explores the explosion of new theoretical approaches that has seen a renaissance in theory and its importance in the institutional settings of the humanities today.
PHYSICAL BOOK SELECTIONS
The following are select titles from the library catalog covering a variety of topics such as approaching literature with a Christian worldview. Some of these titles have been written by present or former members of the Liberty University faculty.