Research Tools by Subject: Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin).

Tags: Old English Period, Anglo-Saxon Period, Neoclassical, Edwardian, Victorian, Lake Poets, Metaphysical Poets, Romantic Period

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature

Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, the Encyclopedia comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world.

Tags: Folk Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Literary Awards, Children as Authors, Children’s Theater

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world’s oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.

Tags: Public Speaking, Hermeneutics, Ethics, Alliteration, Analogy, Language, Syntax, Poetry, Tropes, Debate