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Revised 10/2018


To locate electronic journals for this major, click Journals on the library home page and search by journal title, or browse titles under the subject category "Languages & Literatures."

Selected e-journals*:

  • American Drama*
  • American Literary History*
  • American Poetry Review*
  • ANQ: American Notes and Queries*
  • College English*
  • College Literature*
  • Early American Literature*
  • ELH*
  • Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Culture*
  • Essays in Criticism*
  • Explicator*
  • Forum: College Composition and Communication*
  • Issues in Writing*
  • Journal of American Folklore*
  • Journal of Children's Literature*
  • Journal of Narrative Theory*
  • Kairos*
  • Modern Language Quarterly*
  • Mythlore*
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature*
  • Papers on Language & Literature*
  • Poetry*
  • Poets and Writers*
  • Review of English Studies*
  • Shakespeare Studies (Columbia)*
  • Style*
  • TriQuarterly*
  • Writer*

Selected print journals related to this major:

  • Antioch Review
  • College Composition and Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Mississippi Quarterly
  • MLN
  • Modern Fiction Studies
  • North American Review
  • Quill
  • Renascence
  • Sewanee Review
  • Studies in the Novel
  • Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
  • Twentieth Century Literature
  • Writers' Digest

Revised 07/2019


Search for books in the Madonna Catalog using the default Search Library Catalog option for a broad search. Use the Subject option with the subject headings "American Literature," "English Literature," and "English Language" for a more focused search.

Reference Titles

  • Contemporary authors. Detroit, Gale Research. CT120 .C77
  • Contemporary literary criticism. Detroit, Gale Research. PN771 .C761
  • Nineteenth century literature criticism. Detroit, Gale Research. PN761 .N714
  • Twentieth century literary criticism. Detroit, Gale Research. PN771 .T971

Circulating Titles

  • Baker, Nancy, and Nancy Huling. A research guide for undergraduate students: English and American literature. New York: Modern Language Association, 2006. PR56.B34 2006
  • Balkun, Mary. The American counterfeit: Authenticity and identity in American literature and culture. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006. PS228.C68 B35 2006
  • Bell, Bernard. The contemporary African American novel: Its folk roots and modern literary branches. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2004. PS153.N5 B45 2004
  • Blayer, Irene and Monica Sanchez (Eds.). Storytelling: Interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. GR72.3 .S78 2002
  • Cai, Mingshui. Multicultural literature for children and young adults: Reflections on critical issues. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. PN1009.A1 C29 2002
  • Christensen, Laird, Mark C. Long, and Fred Waage (Eds.). Teaching North American environmental literature. New York: Modern Language Association, 2008. PS169.E25 T43 2008
  • Claybaugh, Amanda. The novel of purpose: Literature and social reform in the Anglo-American world. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. PR778.S62 C57 2007
  • Edgar, Christopher, and Gary Lenhart (Eds.). The teachers and writers guide to classic American literature. New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2001. PS42.T36 2001
  • Ehrenworth, Mary. The power of grammar: Unconventional approaches to the conventions of language. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. PE1404.E36 2005
  • Fink, Conrad C. Writing to inform and engage: The essential guide to beginning news and magazine writing. Boulder, CO: Westview, 2003. PN4775 .F56 2003
  • Griswold, Jerome. Feeling like a kid: Childhood and children's literature. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2006. PN1009.A1 G75 2006
  • Holdstein, Deborah H., and David Bleich (Eds.). Personal effects: The social character of scholarly writing. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2001. PE1404.P457 2001
  • Kalaidjian, Walter (Ed.). The Cambridge companion to American Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. PS228.M63 C36 2005
  • Luntz, Frank. Words that work: It's not what you say, it's what people hear. New York: Hyperion, 2008. PE1431.L87 2008
  • McDonald, Gail. American literature and culture, 1900-1960. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007. PS221. M394 2007
  • Millard, Kenneth. Coming of age in contemporary American fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007. PS374.B55 M65 2007
  • Norales, Francisca O. Crosscultural communication: Concepts, cases, and challenges. Youngstown, NY: Cambria, 2006. HM258.C76 2006
  • Porter, Joy, and Kenneth Rankin (Eds.). The Cambridge companion to Native American literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. PS153.152 C36 2005
  • Rabinger, Michael. Developing story ideas. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2006. PN1996.R16 2006
  • Rankin, Elizabeth. The work of writing: Insights and strategies for academics and professionals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001. PE1404.R356 2001
  • Roberts, Edgar V. Writing about literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. PE1479.C7 R59 2006
  • Schuster, Edgar H. Breaking the rules: Liberating writers through innovative grammar instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003. LB1631.S285 2003
  • Tatum, Charles M. Chicano and Chicano literature: Otra voz del pueblo. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2006. PS153.M4 T38 2006
  • Weinstein, Arnold. A scream goes through the house: What literature teaches us about life. New York: Random House, 2003. PN47.W45 2003
  • Whithaus, Carl. Teaching and evaluating writing in the age of computers and high-stakes testing. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2005. PE1405.U6 W47 2005


Revised 03/2017


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