English Language and Literature

The English language and literature collection spans a broad range of genres, critical approaches, literary cultures, and points of view, and thus supports research and teaching in:

  • English literature
  • American literature
  • other literatures in English
  • linguistics
  • literary studies
  • writing studies
  • history of the language
  • philology

This interdisciplinary collection presents scholarship in a broad range of formats, including print, digital, and microfilm. It includes literary texts in all genres and periods, as well as scholarship broadly representing diverse critical approaches. 

Represented in the collection are literary texts by canonical and emerging writers from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, published by mainstream and commercial presses and from small or emerging independent presses. The materials are from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, as well as other countries, representing literatures in English from around the world.

Important related collections 

The general and comparative literature collection encompasses materials in the areas of literary theory and criticism, comparative studies, and translation studies. 

Reading by James McNeill Whistler (1879).


Fe Susan T Go

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Sigrid Michelle Anderson

Librarian for English Language and Literature



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