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ENG 477 - Gender and Literature: An Introduction

A guide to assist instructor and students.

Gender Studies

In common usage, the word gender most typically refers to the perceived and natural differences between men and women. In literary studies, the term more specifically refers to how individuals define themselves and how they are evaluated by others on the basis of gender. - Literary Articles 

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Search Terms and Phrases

Subject terms to use in the library catalogs and databases.

  • gender roles in literature
  • gender studies in literature
  • why gender in literature is relevant
  • gender in literature books
  • gender issues in literature
  • gender theory in literature
  • gender roles in literature pdf
  • how to analyze gender in literature
  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
  • Human body in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Library Resources: Databases

Some of the best databases to search for your topic.

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