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REF LB 2369 .M52 2021   MLA Handbook (9th ed.)  
REF PS 537 .W75 2020   Writing Appalachia: An Anthology  
BL 325.F4 M34 2022    The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture  
BF 175.5 .F45 C74 2021   The Future is Feminine: Capitalism and the Masculine Disorder  
DG 445 .C378 2021   The Italian Renaissance and the Origins of the Modern Humanities: An Intellectual History, 1400-1800  
E 184 .S75 G73 2022   Conjured Bodies: Queer Racialization in Contemporary Latinidad  
E 185 .H565 2021     The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans  
E 185.97 .K5 E44 2023   King: A Life (2024 Pulitzer Prize for Biography)  
E 450 .C8 W66 2023   Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom (Pulitzer Prize Winner - Biography)  
HM 646.2 .P86 P86 2021    Punk Identities, Punk Utopias: Global Punk and Media  
HM 871 .G86 2021   Crowds: The Stadium of Ritual Intensity  
HV 6516 .G47 2022    Holding a Mirror up to Nature: Shame, Guilt, and Violence in Shakespeare  
ML 3508 .O48 2022     Antagonistic Cooperation: Jazz, Collage, Fiction, and the Shaping of African American Culture  
P 40 .M425 2020   Words Matter: Meaning and Power  
P 85 .C47 H34 2021   The Linguistics Wars : Chomsky, Lakoff, and the Battle Over Deep Structure  
P 96 .F46 R486 2022   Re-Understanding Media: Feminist Extensions of Marshall McLuhan  
P 96 .F315 R46 2020   Re-Orientating the Fairy Tale: Contemporary Adaptations Across Cultures  
P 96 .L5 C43 2020   Poetry Unbound: Poems and New Media From the Magic Lantern to Instagram  
P 116 .P53 2021   From Signal to Symbol: The Evolution of Language  
P 301 .N49 2021    A New Handbook of Rhetoric: Inverting the Classical Vocabulary  
P 301.5 .C45 B85 2023   Talking in Clichés: The Use of Stock Phrases in Discourse and Communication  
P 301.5 .I73 K74 2020   Irony and Sarcasm  
P 301.5 .M48 C87 2019   Current Approaches to Metaphor Analysis in Discourse  
P 301.5 .P47 B76 2019   How Words Make Things Happen  
P 302.7 .A735 2021   Not a Big Deal: Narrating to Unsettle  
P 308 .U53 2022   Using Technologies for Creative-Text Translation  
P 410 .I58 S88 2020   On the Offensive: Prejudice in Language Past and Present  
P 3027.77 .H44 2020   All Bullshit and Lies? Insincerity, Irresponsibility and the Judgment of Untruthfulness  
PE 125 .V54 2022   The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English  
PE 1390 .N38 2019   Natural Word Order in English  
PE 1404 .C468 2019   A Good Fit for All Kids: Collaborating to Teach Writing in Diverse, Inclusive Settings  
PE 1582 .F8 S36 2020   Emigres: French Words That Turned English  
PE 1611 .M295 2019   The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight over the English Language  
PJ 4581 .F87 2020   Basics of Hebrew Accents  
PL 721 .S65 I58 2022   Into the Fantastical Spaces of Contemporary Japanese Literature  
PN 56 .A43 A34 2020   Affect and Literature  
PN 56 .M54 W66 2020   Women Making Modernism  
PN 56 .M87 R443 2021   Soundworks: Race, Sound and Poetry in Production  
PN 56 .P93 Z86 2022   The Secret Life of Literature  
PN 56 .S538 M58 2020   Writing Shame: Contemporary Literature, Gender and Negative Affect  
PN 56 .T7 C365 2019   The Cambridge History of Travel Writing  
PN 81 .B62 2021   Love's Shadow  
PN 98 .C6 F55 2019   Marxist Literary Criticism Today  
PN 98.(67 R44 2021   The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postmodern Realist Fiction: Resisting Master Narratives  
PN 471 .M378 2022   As Told by Herself: Women's Childhood Autobiography, 1845-1969  
PN 491.2 .C66 2020   Contemporary Feminist Life-Writing: The New Audacity  
PN 671 .P47 2023   The Gift of Narrative in Medieval England  
PN 682 .S34 N49 2021   The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships  
PN 771 .C46 2021   Modernism, Empire, and World Literature  
PN 849 .C3 D44 2019   Allegories of the Anthropocene  
PN 1009.5 .F37 C43 2019   Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children's Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century  
PN 1059 .P76 H48 2020   Prose Poetry: An Introduction  
PN 1271 .R36 2021   Poetry in a Global Age  
PN 1661 .C38 2021    The Art of Dramaturgy  
PN 1892 .W29 2020   Tragedy Since 9/11: Reading a World Out of Join  
PN 1992.8 .H54 L38 2022   Latinx TV in the Twenty-First Century  
PN 1996 .P467 2022    Scene Writing: The Missing Manual for Screenwriters  
PN 2045 .N49 2019   A New Companion to Malory  
PN 2053 .E87 2021   Working Backstage: A Cultural History and Ethnography of Technical Theater Labor  
PN 2219 .O8 K66 2022     On Site: Methods for Site-specific Performance Creation  
PN 3427 .W55 2022   Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction and Twenty-First-Century Book Culture  
PN 3435 .O426 2022   Magic Words, Magic Worlds: Form and Style in Epic Fantasy  
PN 3365 .W37 2021   Writing the Novella  
PN 3448 .G68 S47 2021   Gothic Imagination in Latin America Fiction and Film  
PN 6714 .S26 2019   Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics  
PN 6714 .U63 2019   Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability  
PQ 4335 .T66 2020   Dante  
PQ 4447 .C58 2020   Dante's Christian Ethics: Purgatory and Its Moral Consequences  
PR 116 .K45 2022   Commemorative Modernisms: Women Writers, Death and the First World War  
PR 255 .W38 2022   Balaam's Ass: Vernacular Theology Before the English Reformation: Volume 1: Frameworks, Arguments, English to 1250 (The Middle Ages Series)  
PR 255 .W48 2019   Black Metaphors: How Modern Racism Emerged from Medieval Race-Thinking  
PR 408 .B53 F85 2021   The Book of Books: Biblical Interpretation, Literary Culture, and the Political Imagination from Erasmus to Milton  
PR 408 .S845 D36 2022   Joy of the Worm: Suicide and Pleasure in Early Modern English Literature  
PR 447 .F39 2021   Romantic Egypt: Abyssal Ground of British Romanticism  
PR 461 .D46 2019   The Victorian World  
PR 468 .P57 B47 2022   Dickens and Democracy in the Age of Paper: Representing the People  
PR 471 .D68 2019   Travel and Home in Homer's Odyssey and Contemporary Literature: Critical Encounters and Nostalgic Returns  
PR 868 .S78 O62 2022   On Style in Victorian Fiction  
PR 878 .E67 S34 2021   Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction  
PR 878 .P737 B73 2022   Narrating Trauma: Victorian Novels and Modern Stress Disorders  
PR 921 .O54 2021   On Essays: Montaigne to the Present  
PR 1905 .G464 2019   Geoffrey Chaucer in Context  
PR 1906.5 .T87 2019   Chaucer  
PR 1914 .W37 2019   Chaucer and Religious Controversies in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras  
PR 1924 .C594 2019   The Poet and the Antiquaries  
PR 3011 .T39 2022   Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Reformation: Literary Negotiation of Religious Difference  
PR 3581 .M33 2020   Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton  
BRITISH 19th Century      
Z 1003.5 .B45 2021     Crusoe's Books: Readers in the Empire of Print, 1800-1918  
PR 4037 .B35 2019   The Lost Books of Jane Austen  
PR 4038 .S8 T66 2021   Jane Austen's Style: Narrative Economy and the Novel's Growth  
PR 4388 .B97 2021   Byron in Context  
PR 4837 .N37 2021   Keat's Odes: A Lover's Discord  
PR 5881 .G55 2020   William Wordsworth: A Life (2nd Edition)  
PR 6039 .O32 Z6474 2020   The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspire Middle-Earth  
PR 6053 .A73 Z524 2022   Angela Carter's Pyrotechnics: A Union of Contraries  
PR 6055 .V25 G57 2019   Girl, Woman, Other   2019 Booker Prize  
PR 6069 .T6 Z93 2021   Tom Stoppard in Context  
PR 9199.3 .A8 T47 2019   The Testaments    2019 Booker Prize  
PR 6058 .E2 Z6597 2020   On Seamus Heaney  
PR 6112 .Y534 P76 2023   Prophet Song       2023 Booker Prize  
ML 82 .B5 2021   Fempoetiks of American Poetry and Americana Music  
PS 147 .S66 2020   In Plain Sight: Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry and the Problem of Literary History  
PS 153.B53 E97 2022   Expanding the Foundation: African American Authors of Young Adult Literature, 1980-2000  
PS 153.B53 H37 2021   Depictions of Home in African American Literature  
PS 153 .N5 L385 2019   Black and More Than Black: African American Fiction in the Post Era  
PS 153 .N5 L476 2020   Literary Afrofuturism in the Twenty-First Century  
PS 153 .N5 M575 2020   From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture  
AMERICAN LIT - 19th Century      
PS 217 .C58 M35 2020   Not Even Past: The Stories We Keep Telling About the Civil War  
PS 217 .I47 W38 2020   Colonizing the Past: Mythmaking and Pre-Columbian Whites in Nineteenth-Century American Writing  
PS 217 .W66 C66 2020   Clothed in Meaning: Literature, Labor, & Cotton in Nineteenth -Century America  
AMERICAN LIT - 20th Century      
PS 228 .W37 R46 2020   American Writers and World War I  
PS 310 .M57 G57 2020   Modernism's Metronome: Meter and Twentieth-Century Poetics  
PS 374 .F27 P35 2021   The Shape of Fantasy: Investigating the Structure of American Heroic Epic Fantasy  
PS 374 .F27 T485 2019   The Dark Fantastic: Race and Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games  
PS 374 .N4 H34 2021   Re-Membering and Surviving: African American Fiction of the Civil War  
PS 374 .T434 N39 2021   Flat-World Fiction: Digital Humanity in Early Twenty-First-Century America  
PS 374 .Y57 H37 2019   Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction  
PS 492 .A23 2020   No Kids Allowed: Children's Literature for Adults   
PS 866 .W5 Z56 2019   Phillis Wheatley Choose Freedom  
AMERICAN AUTHORS - 19th Century      
PS 1016 .R67 2023   A Strange Life: Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott  
PS 1018 .L58 2022   Little Women at 150  
PS 1449 .C85 Z543 2021     Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane  
PS 2382 .P37 2019   Melville: Complete Poems  
PS 2971 .M35 2019   Tarkington: Novels and Stories  
PS 3231 .T68 2019   Walt Whitman Speaks  
AMERICAN AUTHORS - 20th Century      
PS 3505 .A87 Z667 2021   The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis  
PS 3515 .U789 Y68 2023    You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays   
PS 3531 .E933 A5 2019   Ann Petry: The Street, The Narrows  
PS 3552 .E75 Z595 2019   Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry's Sustainable Forms  
PS 3553 .H584 T78 2019   Trust Exercise: A Novel    2019 National Book Award for Fiction  
PS 3553 .S53 F58 2021   Floaters: Poems   2018 Ruth Lilly Prize for Poetry  
PS 3555 .R42 N54 2020   The Night Watchman   2021 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction  
PS 3557 .R489982 Z46 2019    Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir  
PS 3558 .A62423 Z46 2021   Poet Warrior: A Memoir  
PS 3558 .A6243 A64 2019   An American Sunrise   2017 Ruth Lilly Prize for Poetry  
PS 3558 .O8659 L37 2022   Lark Ascending: A Novel  
PS 3561 .I496 D46 2022   Demon Copperhead (Pulitzer Prize Winner - Fiction)  
PS 3562 .E42 A79 2019   Ursula K. Le Guin: Always Coming Home  
PS 3563 .C337 P37 2022   The Passenger  
PS 3566 .H479 N54 2023     Night Watch (Pulitzer Prize Winner - Fiction)  
PS 3569 .E316 Z943 2019   Reading Sedgwick  
PS 3573 .H4768 N53 2019   Nickel Boys: A Novel  
AMERICAN AUTHORS - 21st Century      
PS 3602 .E449 M87 2020   The Murder of Marion Miley  
PS 3602 .E66444 V36 2020   The Vanishing Half  
PS 3602 .R6458 Y45 2019   The Yellow House: A Memoir   2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction  
PS 3603 .H65 A6 2020   DMZ Colony   2020  National Book Award Winner for Poetry  
PS 3603 .R68 R43 2019   Recursion  
PS 3604 .I17 T78 2023   Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner)  
PS 3604 .I186 A6 2020   Postcolonial Love Poem    2021 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry  
PS 3607 .O9476 2024   The Act of Disappearing: A Novel  
PS 3613 .O8444 H45 2021   Hell of a Book or the Altogether Factual Bona Fide Story of a Big Dreams, Hard Luck, American Made Kid  2021 National Book Award for Fiction  
PQ 7298.28 .I8982 Z4613 2023     Liliana's Invincible Summer (Pulitzer Prize Winner - Memoir/Autobiography)  
Z 106.5 .E85 D43 2023   The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts  
Z 1003.5 .B45 2021     Crusoe's Books: Readers in the Empire of Print, 1800-1918  

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Library of Congress Classification Guide to Resources for Language and Literature:


P         Language and linguistics
PA Classical languages & literature
PB-PH                            Modern European languages & literature
PJ            Oriental languages & literature
PK Indo-Iranian languages & literature
PL Languages & literature of Eastern Asia, Oceania, Africa
PM American Indian languages
PN Literary history and collections
PQ French, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese literature
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT Germanic literature
PZ Fiction and children's literature


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