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ENG 2320 - Reyes: Finding Articles

American Literature II

Thematic Periods

Realism and Naturalism

  • Mark Twain
  • William Dean Howells
  • Henry James
  • Edith Wharton


  • Bret Harte
  • Mark Twain
  • Sarah Orne Jewitt
  • Charles Chestnutt

Post-Civil War Polemic

  • Booker T. Washington
  • W.E.B. Du Bois


  • Ezra Pound
  • Hilda Doolittle
  • T.S. Eliot
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • William Faulkner
  • Ernest Hemingway

Harlem Renaissance

  • Langston Hughes
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Claude McKay
  • Jean Toomer

Post-War Literature

  • John Cheever
  • Flannery O’Connor
  • Eudora Welty
  • Bernard Malamud

Post-Modernism and Contemporary Literature

  • Charles Olson
  • John Ashbery
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Toni Morrison
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Amy Tan

Scholarly Articles?

  • Also called peer-reviewed or academic
  • Reports on original research
  • Has a bibliography (list of references)
  • Indicates author affiliation
  • Reviewed by peers

Literature Databaes

Use these sources to research literary criticism, author biographies, or to study the themes of particular works. 

90 seconds on Scholarly Articles

Learn quick visual tips for identifying the difference between a scholarly and popular article.  [Created by Wayne State University Libraries.]


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