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English 359: Renaissance Literature I

A guide to basic information resources on Renaissance Literature I, English 359.

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

The databases below are among the best to use when performing research in English Literature. For an expanded listing of possible resources, see the English Literature listing in the Electronic Databases by Subject. If the article’s full text is not immediately available, use the Journal Finder to help you locate the full-text. (Just type in the title of the journal to see where it is available.) If we do not have access to it, you can request the article via Sewanee ILL, our interlibrary loan program.

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