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Resource Guide:
Creative Writing

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
English LanguagePE
Literature, Literary History and CollectionsPN
English LiteraturePR
AuthorshipPN101-245
Folk LiteraturePN905-1008
FablesPN980-995
PoetryPR500-614
Epic PoetryPN1301-1333
Folk PoetryPN1341-1347
Lyric PoetryPN1351-1389
DramaPR621-744
Technique of Dramatic CompositionPN1660-1693
Plays, ScenariosPN1997-1997.85
ProsePN3311-3503
Prose fiction. The novelPR821-890
Wit and HumorPN6146.5-6231
Comic Books, Comic StripsPN6700-6790
Children’s LiteraturePZ

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing– Fiction
  • Creative Writing–Poetry
  • American Poetry
  • American Wit and Humor
  • English Literature
  • English Literature 19th Century
  • English Literature 20th Century
  • English Literature Bibliography
  • English Literature History and Criticism
  • English Literature Old English
  • English Literature Early Modern
  • English Literature Women Authors
  • Poetry
  • Poetry History and Criticism
  • Indians of North America in Literature
  • Literary Movements
  • Authorship

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, MerrillPS 310 .D42 V46
Six poets from the mountain southPS 261 .L36 2010
Narratives and narrators : a philosophy of storiesP 302.7 .C87
Brave new words : how literature will save the planetPS 169 .S57 A66
Unoriginal genius : poetry by other means in the new centuryPN 1271 .P47
The nets of modernism : Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce…PR 888 .M63 E45
The Routledge companion to children’s literaturePN 1009 .A1 R68
Theory after theory : an intellectual history of literary theory PN 94 .B57
The Oxford companion to English literaturePR 19 .O94
Southern writers : a biographical dictionaryPS 261 .S59
The Cambridge history of American literatureREF PS 92 .C34
A glossary of literary termsPN 44.5 .A2
Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First CenturyeBook
Researching Creative WritingeBook
The Handbook of Creative WritingeBook
Creative Writing : Writers on WritingeBook
Negotiating the Personal in Creative WritingeBook
Creative Writing In ProseeBook
Writing fiction : a guide to narrative craftPN 3355 .B79

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • American Literature
  • American Poetry Review
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Journal of Modern Literature
  • Modern Fiction Studies
  • New Literary History
  • Review of English Studies
  • Studies in American Fiction
  • Yale Journal of Criticism
  • Journal of Writing in Creative Practice

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.