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Literary Criticism

a guide for finding and writing about literary criticism

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For some background information and research ideas, Look at our Research Starters guide for Pop Culture

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Also, check out our print and electronic resources listed below as well as our databases for information that might help you.  


Pop Matters "is an international magazine of cultural criticism and analysis, covering music, television, films, books, video games, sports, theatre, the visual arts, travel, and the Internet. Features include articles, interviews, essays, blogs, and reviews."

Brown Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University includes collection about graphic arts, popular fiction, popular entertainment, teen culture, foodways, and advertising images.

Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture includes essays and reviews about current and both past and present films and pop culture topics.

Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy is an open-access journal that features peer-reviewed articles about popular culture and pedagogy.  

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction provides open access to academic articles, book reviews, and essays that focus on science fiction content.

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