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LIT 499: Utopia/Dystopia

Utopian Studies

Read an article (or two) from the peer-reviewed journal Utopian Studies to get a sense of what is expected of an author whose work has been accepted for publication.

Search for articles in Utopian Studies directly from within our main library search. Enter your keywords into the blank search box within the journal's bibliographic record. The library provides full-text access to this journal from 1995 to 2012.

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Literary Criticism: Selected Works

Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):

Also potentially useful LCSH:

The above searches lead to books and media. Select the "Books, Media & More" radio button and then re-execute your search to include online journal articles. If you do this, however, make sure to eliminate "Reviews" (i.e., book reviews) in the left-hand "Tweak your results" column.

Selected scholarly books and e-books (this list is not exhaustive):

Search by subject to find works about an author or criticisms of a specific dystopian/utopian novel.

See, for example, the works assigned to:

Look especially for "criticism and interpretation," a common sub-division assigned to criticisms published in books:

Another useful technique would be to execute the searches below, adding (on the second line of Advanced Search) a term from the title of the author's work (e.g., Oryx) if you wish to reduce your results set.

Note: Search WorldCat to find even more criticism. Request found chapters via our interlibrary loan (ILL) service.

Note: In both Library Search and in the A&I databases, the Boolean operator "AND" links main concepts, which reduces your result set. Connect synonyms with the "OR" operator in a parenthetical expression (e.g., <Oryx OR Testaments>) to increase results. The truncation symbol (*) expands word stems.