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Special Topics - SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, GOTHIC FICTION

On this page you'll see Library and Internet resources specific to the study of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Gothic Revival in Literature. Note that resources on other pages in this guide (e.g., Articles: Literary Criticism, Reference Sources, etc.) are equally important and should be used in conjunction with the resources on this page.

REFERENCE

Articles & Book Chapters

Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Index
Z 5917.S36 S33 1981-1991 (Williston Annex)

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
Read description here

Journal Article Databases


Books in Bailey/Howe Library - Reference Collection (main/1st floor)

Gothic Fiction : A Master List of Twentieth Century Criticism and Research / REF Z 5917 .G66 F69 1988
Guide to the Gothic II : An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1983-1993 / REF Z 5917 .G66 F7 1995
Science Fiction Criticism; An Annotated Checklist / REF Z 5917 .S36 C55
The Year's Scholarship in Science Fiction and Fantasy, 1972-1975 / REF Z 5917 .S36 T95
The Year's Scholarship in Science Fiction and Fantasy, 1976-1979 / REF Z 5917 .S36 T96 1979

Find Books by Subject

Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the   to locate books on your topic.

QUICK SEARCH

Type the LC subject heading. Select "Subject Heading" from the pull-down list next to the search box.

Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic revival in literature:

science fiction history and criticism   fantasy fiction history and criticism
science fiction english history and criticism fantasy fiction english history and criticism
science fiction american history and criticism   fantasy fiction american  history and criticism
horror tales history and criticism     gothic revival literature history and criticism
horror tales american history and criticism gothic fiction literary genre english history and criticism
horror tales english [various subheadings] gothic fiction literary genre american history and criticism

NOTE: To find actual works in these genres, enter your subject search (e.g., science fiction) and omit any subheadings such as "history and criticism"

 

Find Literary Criticism for a Writer's Works

Type the name of the writer (last name first name). Look for the subheading "criticism and interpretation."
Example: shelley mary wollstonecraft      [look for criticism and interpretation].

NOTE: Do not type "criticism and interpretation" after the author's name. The birth (and often death) date usually follows the name. Just type last name first name and then scroll down the list of subheadings until you see that subheading.