English Language and Literature: Literary Criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM: HOW TO WRITE IT, HOW TO CITE IT
The Queen's University English Department has adopted the following as its general guide to matters of writing and citation:
Hacker, Diane. A Canadian Writer's Reference. 4th ed.
Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009.
The following introductions and guides may also be useful:
Sylvan Barnet & Reid Gilbert. A Short Guide to Writing about Literature. 1st Canadian ed.
PE1479 .C7 B3 1997t
Chris Hopkins. Thinking About Texts: An Introduction to English Studies.
PR21 .H66 2001
Nicholas Marsh. How to Begin Studying English Literature. 2nd ed.
PR87 .M2753 1995t
Richard Bradford, ed. Introducing Literary Studies.
PR87 .I58 1996
John Peck & Martin Coyle. Practical Criticism: The Complete Guide to Writing an Analysis of a Poem, Novel and Play.
PR57 .P425 1995t
Steven Lynn. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory. 2nd ed.
PE1479 .C7 L96 1998
Wilfred L. Guerin et al. A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature. 5th ed.
PN81 .G8 2005
Ross Murfin & Supryia M. Ray. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. 2d. ed.
Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.
Paul Fussell. Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1967).
John Hollander. Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse. New, enlarged ed.
PE1505 .H6 1989
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
Online (full-text version of the 1994 paper edition, updated from 1997- )
REF Z6514 .C97 J64 1994
The authoritative source for citation practice in literary studies is:
MLA handbook for writers of research papers by Joseph Gibaldi. 7th ed.
Online 2003 (Prepared by: University Library, California State University, Los Angeles)
REF LB2369 .G53 2009
Students may occasionally be asked to use "Chicago style" for citation:
The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed.
REF Z253 .U69 2010
For more information on citation, especially citation manager programs and electronic citation, see the Queen's Library's guides:
For information on plagiarism, see Hacker, and also:
Last Updated: 07 June 2011