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ENG/WGS 2220 -- Women's Literary Traditions Richard: Author Profile: Research


"Individually, you’ll research your chosen author in order to build a profile about their lives and work: biography, literary output and reputation, as well as common themes or concerns about which they tend to write. You can (and should!) read any short pieces they’ve done (essays, poems, short stories, and so on) to get a sense of their style. Pay particular attention to places: where they were born, went to school, lived, places they wrote about, anything like that; this will come in handy for the Google aspect of the project. "

Finding Essays, Short Stories, Poems, Novels

Use the search below to find your author's publications at HPULibraries. 

Tip: Search the author's name using "quotation marks" to retrieve the most accurate results. The same is true for titles.

Literary Analysis

The databases below contain scholarly articles analyzing themes and ideas in literature. Use either your author's name or titles to find articles pertaining to your chosen author.

MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association, this resource provides access to scholarly journal articles, books and dissertations on the subjects of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts, as well as rhetoric and the teaching of language and literature.

Gale Literary Sources via NCLIVE

Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.