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This guide is designed to assist you in your research of literary topics for ENGL 1302.

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How to Use this Guide

This guide has been developed to assist you in the research for your ENGL 1302 class. 

The "General Literary Criticism Research" tab above contains information about researching in the library subscription databases, which databases to use to conduct literary research and a quick video about using the TCC libraries to conduct literary research.

The "Advanced Literary Criticism Research" tab above contains information and step-by-step instructions on conducting an advanced search in the Literature Resource Center database as well as information on using the Gale Literary Index to search for literary criticism in library reference works.

Under "Citing Sources" you will find videos, websites and documents to help you format your works cited page.

The "Plagiarism" tab contains information and a tutorial on avoiding plagiarism in your written work.

Choosing Your Topic

Choosing the subject of your literary research can sometimes be the most difficult part of the process, there are so many authors from which to choose! You need to make certain that you choose an author whose work you find interesting as well as an author whose work has been critiqued often enough to allow you to meet the research requirements for your ENGL 1302 research paper. Perhaps this list will help you narrow your choices:

 

Playwrights

  • Aeschylus
  • Edward Albee
  • Aristophanes
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Anton Chekhov
  • Pearl Cleage
  • William Congreve
  • Noel Coward
  • T. S. Eliot
  • Euripides
  • Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Susan Glaspell
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • John Guare
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Lillian Hellman
  • Beth Henley
  • Langston Hughes
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • William Inge
  • Tony Kushner
  • David Mamet
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Carson McCullers
  • Terrence McNally
  • Arthur Miller
  • Molière
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • William Shakespeare
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Sam Shepard
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • Robert E. Sherwood
  • Neil Simon
  • Sophocles
  • Tom Stoppard
  • Wendy Wasserstein
  • John Webster
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Thornton Wilder
  • Tennessee Williams
  • August Wilson
  • Lanford Wilson

Poets

  • Maya Angelou
  • Matthew Arnold
  • Margaret Atwood
  • W. H. Auden
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • William Blake
  • Anne Bradstreet
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Robert Browning
  • Lord Byron
  • Robert Burns
  • Countee Cullen
  • Stephen Crane
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • e. e. cummings
  • Emily Dickinson
  • John Donne
  • T. S. Eliot
  • Robert Frost
  • Langston Hughes
  • John Keats
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Marge Piercy
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Alexander Pope
  • Ezra Pound
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Anne Sexton
  • William Shakespeare
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Walt Whitman
  • William Carlos Williams
  • William Wordsworth
  • James Wright
  • William Butler Yeats

Short Story Writers

  • Sherwood Anderson
  • Margaret Atwood
  • James Baldwin
  • Toni Cade Bambara
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Raymond Carver
  • Willa Cather
  • Anton Chekhov
  • Kate Chopin
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Joseph Conrad
  • Isak Dinesen
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Louise Erdrich
  • William Faulkner
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Washington Irving
  • Shirley Jackson
  • James Joyce
  • Franz Kafka
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • Doris Lessing
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • Guy de Maupassant
  • Alice Munro
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Katerhine Anne Porter
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • John Steinbeck
  • Amy Tan
  • Mark Twain
  • John Updike
  • Alice Walker
  • Eudora Welty
  • Richard Wright