Literary criticism involves the evaluation, critique, or analysis of literature and other literary works. When we analyze a piece of literature, we are examining the positives and negatives of the piece as well as the "why". Literary criticism takes that one step further by allowing you to express your opinion about the piece of literature or literary work. There are several schools of thought that pertain to literary theory. These theories include cross-cultural criticism, gender/feminist criticism, and historical/biographical criticism. An analysis or critique can focus on a specific author, an author's literary body of work, or a specific literary work.
This LibGuide will help you with the resources you need to write a literary analysis or critique. Included are a variety of sources; some electronic and some in print. Print materials can be requested through the TCC library catalog and electronic sources can be accessed with your TCC ID number.
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