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Novels, poems, short stories and plays can be challenging research topics.  Thankfully, the Ventura College Library has resources that can help you with your studies.

  • There are different kinds of literary criticism such as Moral Criticism, New Criticism, Jungian Criticism, and Marxist Criticism.
  • Some things you may encounter in literary critiques:
    • The work you are researching is compared/contrasted with the author's other writings.
    • The work you are researching is discussed in the context of the author's life (critical biography).
    • The work you are researching is compared to different authors' works.

 

  • Give yourself plenty of time to complete your assignment, including doing your works cited page.  Literary Criticism can be more time-consuming than other research assignments.