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British Literature: Collected Research Guides: Gumberg Library


Welcome to this collective research guide on the subject of British 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

Jane Austen


William Blake

British Modernist Writers



Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus

The Gawain-Poet: A Research Guide

Gothic Fiction

James Joyce

King Arthur and His Knights

C.S Lewis

Literary Modernism: Collected Research Guides

Middle English - Language and Literature

John Milton

Mystery and Detective Fiction

Robin Hood: A Research Guide

Science Fiction

Shakespeare: A Research Guide

Shakespeare and the Four Humors

Edmund Spenser

J.R.R Tolkien 

Was William Shakespeare a Catholic?

Women Mystics

W.B Yeats

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