*English Language and Literature: Reference

This guide provides general information regarding a selection of KU resources and websites pertaining to English Literature, English Literary Theory, Rhetoric and Composition, and Creative Writing.


The Concise Oxford Companion to African American LiteratureThe Cambridge Companion to AllegoryThe Cambridge History of the English NovelThe Oxford Companion to American LiteratureA Dictionary of Critical Theory The Cambridge History of American Women's LiteratureThe Oxford Companion to Modern PoetryThe Cambridge Companion to British Fiction Since 1945

Oxford English Dictionary

C19, The Nineteenth Century Index

Online Reference Work Collections

Other Reference Titles

We own many reference titles in print and electronically. Print titles located in our Reference collection must be used in the library. Other reference works located in the regular stacks may be able to be borrowed. Example print and ebook reference titles (in addition to those listed under the Getting Started tab) include:

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