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Modern Languages: Find Literary Criticism

Help for your research for Spanish, French and German classes and literature.

Literary Movements

There are many excellent guides to particular literary movements, periods, or people groups. Here are just a few:

People, Places, Proverbs, and Allusions

Understand the full significance of an unusual turn of phrase, allusion or symbol in a literary work by consulting one of the following:

Modern Language Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Browse the Reference collection for dictionaries and grammatical aids for Chinese (PL1000's), French (PC2000's), German (PF3000's), and Spanish (PC4000's).

The library also has multi-volume encylopedias in French, German and Spanish:

  • Grand Dictionnaire Encyclopédique Larousse, 10 vol. (Ref PC2625 .G63 1982 for index, request other volumes from Storage)
  • Enciclopedia Hispánica, 18 vol. (Ref PC4704 .E52 1992, request volumes from Storage)
  • Brockhaus Enzyklopädie, 30 vol. (Ref PF3031 .G67 1986, request volumes from Storage)

Literary Terms & Theory

Use the following to understand basic literary theory and terminology.

Author Biographies