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Jessie Ball duPont Library

English 360: Renaissance Literature II

A guide to resources to help you explore 17th Century English poetry.

Search for Books

Find books in the duPont Library that contain discussion and criticism of literary works and authors.  Tip: do a keyword search for the author plus the word criticism.

Find examples of close reading

You can find examples of scholars reading texts very carefully and writing short interpretations of the texts. Review articles in this literary journal for good models of style and substance to follow for your papers.

1.  Go to The Explicator journal

2. At the top of the screen, the search box is ready to search "within this journal."

3. Search the title of the work and the author's name to find examples of these close readings.

English Literature Databases

This is a selected list of databases that have a focus on English literature.  Use them to search for literary criticism from journal articles and other sources related to your Renaissance Literature research.

Other Relevant Databases

Specialized Journals

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Historical Context

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