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If you're trying to choose a research topic, or find materials, below are some search terms you may find useful. Use these in PittCat by using the Browse for Library of Congress Subject Headings, followed by the term. For example, "subject:criticism" will search for all books with that subject.
To find books in the ULS on critical theory generally, consult PittCat using the following Library of Congress subject headings:
CRITICISM 20th CENTURY
CRITICISM HISTORY 20th CENTURY
CRITICISM HISTORY 21st CENTURY
To find books in the ULS on a particular critical school, approach, category or application, try consulting PittCat using its Library of Congress subject heading:
FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF SOCIOLOGY
MARXIAN SCHOOL OF SOCIOLOGY
MYTH IN LITERATURE (includes archetypal criticism)
PSYCHOANALYSIS AND LITERATURE
FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM
SEMIOTICS AND LITERATURE
HISTORICISM (includes the New Historicism)
GENDER IDENTITY IN LITERATURE
GENDER IDENTITY IN MOTION PICTURES
GENDER IDENTITY PHILOSOPHY
GAYS IDENTITY (includes queer theory)
QUEER THEORY (new subject heading for recent titles)
GAY MEN IN LITERATURE
LESBIANS IN LITERATURE
DECOLONIZATION IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)
IMPERIALISM IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)
COLONIES IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)
POSTCOLONIALISM (postcolonial theory)
POSTCOLONIALISM IN LITERATURE (postcolonial theory)
TRANSNATIONALISM IN LITERATURE
VISUAL COMMUNICATION (visual culture, visual studies)
If you would like to find books by a particular theorist in the ULS, consult PittCat, entering his or her name as an author.
If you want to locate books about a particular theorist in the ULS, consult PittCat, entering his or her name as a subject heading.