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BISAC Subject Headings List, Literary Criticism
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LITERARY CRITICISM

Works of literary criticism should be assigned subjects in this section only and not assigned subjects in sections designed for works written in a specific literary form (e.g., DRAMA).  Criticism of drama, poetry, or children's literature should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama", "LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry" or "LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's & Young Adult Literature", respectively, along with any other subjects needed in this section.  Criticism of certain genres of fiction is also represented.

LIT000000      LITERARY CRITICISM / General

LIT004010      LITERARY CRITICISM / African

LIT004020      LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General

LIT004040      LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American

LIT004030      LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American

LIT004050      LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American

LIT023000      LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Regional

LIT004190      LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical

LIT008000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / General

LIT008010      LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Chinese

LIT008020      LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Indic

LIT008030      LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Japanese

LIT004070      LITERARY CRITICISM / Australian & Oceanian

LIT007000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading

LIT004080      LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian

LIT004100      LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / Central American & South American see Caribbean & Latin American

LIT009000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's & Young Adult Literature

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / Classical see Ancient & Classical

LIT017000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels

LIT020000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature

LIT013000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama

LIT004130      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General

LIT004110      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Eastern (see also Russian & Former Soviet Union)

LIT004120      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh / Shakespeare see Shakespeare

LIT004150      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French

LIT004170      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German

LIT004200      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Italian

LIT004250      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Scandinavian

LIT004280      LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese

LIT022000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / Fantasy see Science Fiction & Fantasy

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / Far Eastern see headings under Asian

LIT003000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist

LIT004180      LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance

LIT021000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Horror & Supernatural

LIT016000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Humor

LIT004210      LITERARY CRITICISM / Jewish

LIT004160      LITERARY CRITICISM / LGBT

LIT011000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval

LIT004220      LITERARY CRITICISM / Middle Eastern

LIT024000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / General

LIT024010      LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 16th Century

LIT024020      LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 17th Century

LIT024030      LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 18th Century

LIT024040      LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century

LIT024050      LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century

LIT024060      LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 21st Century

LIT004230      LITERARY CRITICISM / Mystery & Detective

LIT004060      LITERARY CRITICISM / Native American

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / Oceanian see Australian & Oceanian

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / Oriental see headings under Asian 

LIT014000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry

LIT012000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference

LIT019000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance

LIT004240      LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Former Soviet Union

LIT004260      LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy

LIT006000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory

LIT015000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare

LIT018000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Short Stories

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / South & Southeast Asian see headings under Asian

LIT025000      LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General

LIT025010      LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Historical Events

LIT025020      LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Nature

LIT025030      LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Politics

LIT025040      LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Religion

LIT025050      LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women

                      LITERARY CRITICISM / Theory see Semiotics & Theory

LIT004290      LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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