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ENGL 250/CULT 275: Interdisciplinary Theory and Method in Literary Research

Finding Books

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Finding Books on Frankenstein and Mary Shelley

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein. 
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851--Knowledge--Science. 
Science--Great Britain--History--18th century. 
Frankenstein, Victor (Fictitious character) 
Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character) 

Finding books on The Bloody Chamber

Carter, Angela, 1940-1992--Criticism and interpretation.

Carter, Angela, 1940-1992. Bloody chamber.

Finding Books on Theory


Structuralism (Literary analysis)




Psychoanalysis and literature


Feminist literary criticism

Feminism and literature

Queer Theory

Homosexuality in literature

Queer theory

Homosexuality and literature

Gender identity in literature

Sexual orientation in literature

Lesbians in literature

Gay men in literature


Marxist criticism

Communism and literature


Historicism in literature



Decolonization in literature

Postcolonialism in literature

Race Studies

Race in literature

Race relations in literature