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American Literature: Collected Research Guides: Gumberg Library


Welcome to this collective research guide on the subject of American Literature. Click an image to visit a particularly guide. If you are on a phone, turn your phone sideways for better viewing. If you find this guide helpful, but are looking for more information, scroll to the bottom for links to other collective guides on literature and other subjects in the Humanities. At the bottom, you will also learn how to get help with your research.

Essential Resources for Literary Studies

Literary Criticism: How to Find it

African American Experience: Collected Research Guides

African American Writers

American Civil War Cultures

American Modernist Writers

American Women Writers

Black Modernist Poets

Death of a Salesman

Emily Dickinson 

T.S Eliot

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gothic Fiction

Harlem Renaissance

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Ernest Hemingway

Joy Harjo

The Lost Generation 

Thomas Merton

Toni Morrison

Mystery and Detective Fiction

Pittsburgh Poets

Pittsburgh Writers

Sylvia Plath

Researching Mina Loy & Friends

Edgar Allan Poe

Ezra Pound

Science Fiction

Slave Narratives

Sustainability: Literature & the Environment

To Kill A Mockingbird

Natasha Tretheway

Twentieth Century American Playwrights

Walt Whitman 

John Edgar Wideman

August Wilson

Women & the Avant Garde

Credits & Help

Need Help?

If at any time you need help with using Gumberg Library resources, please contact Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian, via email or by phone at 412-426-5430, 8:30 am-4:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday. If he is not available, Ask Gumberg

This guide was created by Alivia Austin, English Department Intern, and Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian, September 2023