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LIT 499: Utopia/Dystopia

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.