Department of English

University of Toronto

3.0 Standard Bibliographies of English Literature and Scholarship


Wortman, William. A Guide to Serial Bibliographies for Modern Literatures. 2nd ed. New York: MLA, 1995. [Z 6519 W67 1995--ROBAREF]


British

(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose)

Howard-Hill, T[revor] H. Index to British Literary Bibliography. Vols. 1-2, 4-9. Oxford: Clarendon; New York: Oxford UP, 1969-99. [Z 2011 A1H6--ROBAREF]
Vol. 1 Bibliography of British Literary Traditions (2nd ed., 1987). Supplement published at the end of Vol. 2.
Vol. 2 Shakespearian Bibliography and Textual Criticism (1971).
Vols. 4, 5 British Bibliography and Textual Criticism (1979).
Vol. 6 British Literary Bibliography and Textual Criticism, 1890-1969: An Index (1980)
Vol. 7 British Literary Bibliography, 1970-1979 (1992).
Vol. 8 British Literary Bibliography, 1980-1989. (1999).

Mellown, Elgin W. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Bibliographies of Twentieth Century British Poets, Novelists, and Dramatists. 2nd ed. Troy, NY: Whitston, 1978. [Z 2013 M45 1978--ROBAREF]

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature [NCBEL]. Ed. George Watson, et al. 5 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1969-1977. [Z 2011 N45--ROBAREF]
Vol. 3, 1800-1900 (1969); Vol. 2, 1660-1800 (1971); Vol. 4, 1900-1950 (1972); Vol. 1, 1600-1660 (1974); Vol. 5, Index (1977). NCBEL does not altogether supersede The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature [CBEL], 4 vols., 1940, and Supplement, 1957. In the new volume 3 some of the "non-literary" and "barely literary" sections have been cut out, as have "sections on the literatures of certain Commonwealth states." The Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, a condensation, was published in 1981. [Z 2011 N452]

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U.S.

(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose

Blanck, Jacob, et al. Bibliography of American Literature. 9 vols. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1955-91. [Z 1225 B55--ROBAREF]

Bruccoli, Matthew J., gen. ed. First Printings of American Authors: Contributions Toward Descriptive Checklists. 5 vols. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1977-87. [Z 1231 F5F57]

Bryer, Jackson R., ed. Sixteen Modern American Authors. 2 vols. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1974-90. [PS 221 F45--ROBAREF]
The earlier volume is in the stacks [PS 221 F45 1974]. S. Anderson, W. Cather, H. Crane, Dreiser, T. S. Eliot, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Frost, Hemingway, O'Neill, Pound, E. A. Robinson, Steinbeck, W. Stevens, W. C. Williams, and T. Wolfe.

Facts on File Bibliography of American Fiction: 1866-1918. 2 vols. Ed. James Nagel and Gwen L. Nagel. New York: Facts on File, 1993. [Z 1231 F4F3325 1993--ROBAREF]

Facts on File Bibliography of American Fiction, 1919-1988. Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman. New York: Facts on File, 1991. [Z 1231 F4F333 1991--ROBAREF]

Facts on File Bibliography of American Fiction through 1865. Ed. Kent P. Ljungquist and Judith S. Baughman. New York: Facts on File, c. 1994. [Z 1231 F332 1994--ROBAREF]

Harbert, Earl N., and Robert A. Rees, eds. Fifteen American Authors Before 1900. Rev. ed. Madison, Wl: U of Wisconsin P, 1984. [PS 201 R38--ROBAREF]

Jones, Howard Mumford, and Richard M. Ludwig. Guide to American Literature and Its Backgrounds Since 1890. 4th ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1972. [Z 1225 J65 1972--ROBAREF]

Koster, Donald. American Literature and Language: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1982. [Z 1225 K68]
Leary, Lewis Gaston. Articles on American Literature. 3 vols. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1954-79. [Z 1225 L49, 1954; Z 1225 L492 1970; Z 1225 L525 1979]
Vol. 1 1900-1950; Vol. 2 1950-67; Vol. 3 1968-75. Cumulations of the annual bibliography published in American Literature. [Z 1225 H35]

Spiller, Robert E., et al., eds. Literary History of the United States. 4th ed. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1974. [PS 88 L52 1974--ROBAREF]
Vol. 2 is the bibliography.

Winship, Michael, comp. Bibliography of American Literature: A Selective Index. Golden, Colo.: North American, 1995. [Z 1225 B55 Index--ROBAREF]

Winship, Michael, and Philip B. Eppard. Epitome of Bibliography of Americian Literature. Golden, Colo.: North American, 1995. [Z 1225 W74 1995]

Woodress, James, ed. Eight American Authors: A Review of Research and Criticism. Rev. ed. New York: Norton, 1971. [PS 201 E4 1971--ROBAREF]

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Canadian

(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose)

Delisle, Jean, et al. La Traduction au Canada, 1534-1984/Translation in Canada, 1534-1984. Ottawa: U of Ottawa P, 1987. [Z 7004 T72D45 1987--ROBAREF]

Kandiuk, Mazy. French-Canadian Authors: A Bibliography of Their Works and of English-Language Criticism. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1990. [Z 1377 F8K35 1990--ROBAREF]

Klinck, Carl F., gen. ed. Literary History of Canada: Canadian Literature in English. 2nd ed. 4 vols. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1976-90. [PS 8063 K55 1976--ROBAREF]
Especially valuable for bibliographies.

Lecker, Robert. English-Canadian Literary Anthologies: An Enumerative Bibliography. Teeswater, ON: Reference, 1997. [Z 1375 L43 1997]

Lecker, Robert, and Jack David, eds. The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors. 8 vols. Downsview, ON: ECW, 1979-94. [Z 1375 L43--ROBAREF]
Bibliographies of individual authors also available separately.

---, eds. The New Canadian Anthology: Poetry and Short Fiction in English. Toronto: Nelson, 1988. [PS 8233 N49 1988]
Includes bibliographies for all authors.

Mezei, Kathy. Bibliography of Criticism on English and French Literary Translations in Canada: 1950-1986, Annotated/Bibliographie de la critique des traductions littéraires anglaises et françaises au Canada: de 1950 à 1986, avec commentaires. Ottawa: U of Ottawa P, 1988. [Z 1377 F8M49 1988--ROBAREF]

Moyles, Robert G. English-Canadian Literature to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976. [Z 1375 M693--ROBAREF]

Sirois, Antoine, et al., eds. Bibliography of Studies in Comparative Canadian Literature/Bibliographie d'études de littérature canadienne comparée: 1930-1987. Sherbrooke: Dépt. des letters et communications, U de Sherbrooke, 1989. [Z 1377 F8B5 1989--ROBAREF]

Stratford, Philip. Bibliography of Canadian Books in Translation: French to English and English to French/Bibliographie de livres canadiens.... 2nd ed. Ottawa: Committee on Translation, Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1977. [Z 1379 T7N485 1977--ROBAREF]

Thierman, Lois M., comp. Index to Vernon Blair Rhodenizer's Canadian Literature in English. Edmonton: La Survivance, [1968]. [Z 1374 R56 Index--ROBAREF]

Watters, Reginald Eyre. A Checklist of Canadian Literature and Background Materials, 1628-1960. 2nd ed. Toronto: U of Toronto P, c. 1972. [Z 1375 W3 1972--ROBAREF]

Watters, Reginald Eyre, and Inglis F. Bell, comps. On Canadian Literature, 1806-1960: A Check List of Articles, Books, and Theses on English-Canadian Literature, its Authors, and Language. Rpt. with corr. and addn. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1973. [Z 1375 W33--ROBAREF]

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World Literature
 
Adey, David, et al, comp. Companion to South African English Literature. [South Africa]: Ad. Donker, 1986. [PR 9350.2 C66 1986--ROBAREF]

Ashcroft, Bill. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures. London: Routledge, 1989. [PR 9080 A74 1989]
See bibliography.

Berrian, Brenda F. Bibliography of African Women Writers and Journalists. Washington, DC: Three Continents, c. 1985. [Z 3508 L5B47 1985--ROBAREF]

Dunton, Chris. Nigerian Theatre in English: A Critical Bibliography. London: Hans Zell, 1998. [Z 3707 D86 1998--ROBAREF]

Fenwick, M. J. Writers of the Caribbean and Central America: A Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1992. [Z 1595 F46 1992--ROBAREF]

Goslinga, Marian. Caribbean Literature: A Bibliography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1998. [Z 1595 G69 1998--ROBAREF]

Killam, Douglas, and Ruth Rowe, eds. The Companion to African Literatures. Oxford: J. Currey; Bloomington: Indiana UP, c. 2000. [PR 9340 C65 2000--ROBAREF]

King, Bruce. ed. New National and Post-Colonial Literatures: An Introduction. Oxford : Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. [PR 9080 N49 1996]
See his bibliography.

Lindfors, Bernth. Black-African Literature in English: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, c. 1979. [Z 3508 L5L56--ROBAREF]
Supplemented by:
---. Black African Literature in English: 1977-1981. New York: Africana, 1986.
---. Black African Literature in English: 1982-1986. London; New York: Hans Zell, 1989. [Z 3508 L5L56 Suppl.2--ROBAREF]
---. Black African Literature in English: 1987-1991. London; New Jersey: Hans Zell, 1995. [Z 3508 L5L56 Suppl. 3--ROBAREF]
---. Black African Literature in English: 1992-1996. Oxford: Hans Zell, 2000. [Z 3508 L5L56 Suppl. 4--ROBAREF]

New, William H. Critical Writings on Commonwealth Literatures: A Selective Bibliography to 1970. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State UP, [1975]. [Z 2000.9 N48]

Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, and Olga Torres-Seda. Women Novelists: An Annotated Critical Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1993. [Z 1595 P37 1993--ROBAREF]

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Medieval Studies

(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose

Greenfield, Stanley B., and Fred C. Robinson. A Bibliography of Publications on Old English Literature to the End of 1972. London: Manchester UP, 1980. [Z 2012 G83--ROBAREF]

Iter. U of Toronto.
Contains a searchable bibliography of articles and reviews drawn from 518 journal titles. Additional bibliographies are planned for conference proceedings, dissertations, festschrifts, collections of essays. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/56169

Severs, J. Burke, and Albert E. Hartung, eds. A Manual of the Writings in Middle English: 1050-1500. 9 vols. Camden, CT: Published for the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Archon Books-Shoe String, 1967-95. [PR 255 M3--ROBAREF]

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Renaissance Studies

(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose)

Tannenbaum, Samuel Aaron, and Dorothy R. Tannenbaum. Elizabethan Bibliographies: 1937-50. Rpt. 10 vols. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat, 1967. [Z 2012 T3 1967]

Ziegler, Georgianna. Early Modern Women Online: An Annotated Bibliography. http://www.ssemw.org/zieglerlnks.html

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Restoration & 18th-Century Studies

(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose

Glock, Waldo S. Eighteenth-Century English Literary Studies: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1984. [Z 2012 G56 1984--ROBAREF]

Lund, Roger D. Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century English Literature, 1660-1740: A Selected Bibliography of Resource Materials. New York: MLA, 1980. [Z 2012 L88--ROBAREF]

Spector, Robert D., comp. Backgrounds to Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature: An Annotated Bibliographical Guide to Modern Scholarship. Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature. 17. New York: Greenwood, 1989. [Z 2012 S65 1989]

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Romantics
(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose

Houtchens, Carolyn Washburn, and Lawrence Huston Houtchens. The English Romantic Poets and Essayists: A Review of Research and Criticism. Rev. ed. Revolving Fund Series. 21. New York: Publ. for the MLA by New York UP, 1966. [PR 590 H65 1966--ROBAREF]

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19th & 20th Centuries

(see also Drama, Poetry, Prose

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