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English Literatures

A guide to research resources for English, American, and Anglophone world literature.

Background Information

Consult these sources to learn more about literary authors, periods, genres, texts, and their historical contexts.

Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Primary Sources

Research Guides

Use the below guides to go deeper into your research.

Bibliographies & Indexes

Browsing Areas

The following sections are good for browsing for books on Anglo-Saxon and Medieval literature, which are shelved on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library.

English Language

PE101-458 – Anglo-Saxon. Old English

PE501-693 – Middle English.

English Literature

PR171-236 – Anglo-Saxon (beginnings through 1066)

PR251-369 – Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)

PR1490-1799 – Anglo-Saxon literature

PR1803-2165 – Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle English.

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