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ENGL 399: Senior Conference (HC)

English 399: Senior Conference (McGrane) Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Using Background Information

Subject encyclopedias and companions and handbooks provide overviews of authors, movements and genres.  They are a quick way to find out the basic interpretations and cultural background.  When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of books, articles, and, sometimes, primary sources.

General Sources on Literature

Biographical Information

Literary Theory

History and Culture

Background Resources in Related Subject Areas