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Resource Guide:
Creative Writing

Sample Call Numbers

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

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • 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

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, MerrillPS 310 .D42 V46
Six poets from the mountain southPS 261 .L36 2010
Winds of will : Emily Dickinson and the sovereignty of democraticPS 1514 .Z5 C755
Shakespeare, sex, & lovePR 3069 .S45 W46
Actions and objects from Hobbes to RichardsonPR 448 .P5 K73
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 reconstruction of Mark TwainPS 1342 .S58 F853
The book in the Renaissance Z 291.3 .P48
The nets of modernism : Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce…PR 888 .M63 E45
W.B. YeatsPR 5907 .W18
The Routledge companion to children’s literaturePN 1009 .A1 R68
Theory after theory : an intellectual history of literary theory PN 94 .B57
Defoe’s AmericaPR 3407 .T56
Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon…PS 2384 .M62 D69
The Oxford companion to English literaturePR 19 .O94
Southern writers : a biographical dictionaryPS 261 .S59
The Cambridge history of American literaturePS 92 .C34
Encyclopedia of traditional epicsPN 56 .E65 E64
A glossary of literary termsPN 41 .A184

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • American Literature
  • American Literary History
  • American Poetry Review
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • English Literary History ( ELH )
  • Journal of Modern Literature
  • Modern Fiction Studies
  • New Literary History
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Review of English Studies
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Studies in American Fiction
  • Yale Journal of Criticism

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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