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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 alsoRussian & 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

 

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