English Literature

The English literature collection supports teaching, learning, and research through the PhD level in English literature, including rhetoric, as well as through the MFA level in Creative Writing. The collection also supports campus-wide reading in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. The collection focuses on the UT English Department’s main areas of study: American literature; Medieval literary studies; Renaissance literature; 18th-century British literature; 19th-century British literature; modern British literature; bibliography and textual studies; digital literacies and literatures; drama; ethnic and Third-World literature; language and linguistics; poetry and poetics; popular culture and cultural studies; rhetoric; and women, gender, and literature.

English is the primary language of the collection, with a focus on literature and studies of and from the United States, Africa and the African Diaspora, the Middle East, South Asia, and Western Europe. Coverage of the interdisciplinary range of literary scholarship involves several subject specialist librarians working together to provide appropriate coverage for their constituencies. The English Literature subject specialist regularly collaborates with subject specialist librarians in African and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Classics, Film, History, Latin@ Studies, Library and Information Science, Linguistics, Native American and Indigenous Studies, South Asian Studies, and Theatre.

Contact: Gina Bastone, Humanities Librarian

Related collections

African and African American Studies
Asian American Studies
Black Queer Studies
Germanic Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin@ Studies
Radio, Television, Film
Religious Studies
South Asian Studies
Theatre and Dance
UT Poetry Center
Women’s and Gender/LGBTQ Studies
Youth Collection

Related UT Collections

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Tarlton Law Library

Call Number RangeSubject
PE 1-3729English Language
PN 3311-4000Prose. Fiction
PN 4001-4389Oratory. Elocution, etc.
PN 4390-4698Diaries. Correspondence. Essays
PN 6010-6790Collections of General Literature
PR 1-9680English Literature
PS 1-3626American Literature