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Critical Theory - Oakland Campus: Reference Materials

A guide to finding critical theory materials in the University Library System.

Encyclopedias

Most reference materials will be located on the ground floor of Hillman Library. These materials often have different loan policies and regulations. Please stop by the ground floor reference desk for assistance.

Survey Materials

Note that a number of books in the circulating collection surveys recent schools of theory and critical approaches to literature and other cultural products. See the Finding Books tab for assistance.

Dictionaries & Handbooks

The following dictionaries and handbooks provide definitions of critical terms and occasionally lengthy entries describing particular critical schools or approaches, or the ideas and work of particular theorists. Many entries are followed by useful bibliographies for further reading.

Most reference materials will be located on the ground floor of Hillman Library. These materials often have different loan policies and regulations. Please stop by the ground floor reference desk for assistance.