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Literary Theories - A Guide: Home

Provides links to a variety of mostly free resource information about various literary theories. The resources are in a variety of formats: Websites, PDF, videos, PowerPoint, RSS feeds, Podcasts, etc.

Why this Guide?

This guide was developed by the graduate students in Bowie’s ENGL 502 Section 191 course, Methods and Humanities Computing II, under the direction and guidance of instructor Dr. Monique Akassi and librarian Barbara Cheadle. It is a collaborative effort between Bowie’s English Department and the Thurgood Marshall Library. The LibGuide is part of a larger project regarding "New Multimedia Text Approaches to Understanding and Applying Literary Theory and Criticism for Students." The goal in creating this LibGUide is to demonstrate innovative ways to teach literary theory and literary criticism through digital sources.

Photo of Monique Akassi (African American woman with shoulder-length hair) speaking at a podium.

Dr. Monique Leslie Akassi is an award winning educator and Bowie State University’s 2013 “Teacher of The Year.” 

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How to use this guide

Each page provides links to an array of resource information about a specific literary theory. The resources are in a variety of formats: Websites, PDF documents, embedded videos, PowerPoint slide presentations,  RSS feeds, podcasts, etc.  Most of the information is freely and immediately available but some items -- such as the lists of recommended book titles -- may only be available through a university or public library or for purchase from bookstores.  To assist qualified library service users of Bowie State University and the USMAI consortium, call numbers are given for those books that are available to borrow from the Thurgood Marshall Library or one of the other 15 Maryland libraries that are a part of the USMAI consortium.

Librarians and others interested in more information about this guide should contact:
Barbara Cheadle, Reference Librarian,
Thurgood Marshall Library


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