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BISAC Subject Headings List, Literary Criticism
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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.



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


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




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


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 

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