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A Bibliography

of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology

20th ed. (2015)

José Ángel GARCÍA LANDA, Ph.D.
University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Authors and Schools directory

One may suspect that there is no universe,
in the organic,
unifying sense of that ambitious word.
Cabe pensar que no hay universo en el sentido orgánico,
unificador, que tiene esa ambiciosa palabra.

 Subjects directory

 Instrucciones en ESPAÑOL: pulsar aquí

This is a bibliography of literary studies, criticism and philology. The current edition consists of  c. 8,600 text files (over 360 Mb of text, the equivalent of 50 medium-size print volumes) listing over 350,000 items (books, book chapters, articles, films, websites, etc.), with a main focus on English-speaking authors and criticism or literary theory written in English—although there are many listings on linguistics, cultural studies, discourse analysis, and other philological subjects as well. It includes basic bibliographical information on several thousand authors, critical schools, literary and linguistic concepts, genres, periods, motifs, and other subjects. You may begin your search by entering keywords or a search text in the searchbox below (next to the "bibliography" bit), in order to find results within this bibliography. 

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Another way to begin your search is by clicking on either of the "directory" links above, which will take you to the Authors and Schools or the Subjects directory. It is advisable to use both the searchbox and the directory. There is an alphabetical index for each of the directories, at the top. If you are not sure how to use these directories, read the instructions. Be advised that sufficient familiarity with the structure and contents of this website requires more than a few minutes. Please read also the acknowledgements section.

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A mi padre, Ángel García Pomar,
y a mi madre,
María Dolores Landa Carrera,
con todo mi cariño.

A partial printing of the bibliography, in an earlier edition c. 2002:

La Bibliografía II
A note on the author.

Acknowledgements, excuses and suggestions

Work on this bibliography is forever in progress (actually, I am tempted to subtitle it The Key to All Mythologies). Please excuse errors, omissions or inadequate emphases. Contact me at for reports on bugs or problems with access, and suggestions on improvements. Authors wishing to have their books or articles listed should e-mail a PDF file, a link with information or the URL, or alternatively surface-mail a printed copy to this address:

José Angel García Landa
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad de Zaragoza
50009 Zaragoza (Spain)

Professional scholars may also suggest any additional titles which in their opinion should be included in any given section they specialise in. These should be e-mailed as an attached Word file using clear MLA conventions.

Sources consulted firsthand are indicated with an asterisk. Most of the items without an asterisk have been compiled from publishers' catalogues and academic publications.

Please acknowledge the use of this bibliography in publications. Academic fair use is expected; use and reproduction are otherwise free. Should the bibliography be quoted in a relevant academic publication, I would very much appreciate to be informed of the details. I have noted that very few of the numerous people who use it ever acknowledge the fact. Please remember and try to be one of the Few. I am also grateful for any links (and information on existing links) to this page, especially those in other academic or educational websites.

The bibliography has been linked by many specialised educational and academic websites, including those of the Library of Congress, the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Harvard University, M.I.T., Chicago University, Brown University, the University of Paris, the Linguist List,  Hamburg University's NarrNet, Intute selected web resources, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Humbul Humanities Hub at Oxford (later Intute), the Internet Public Library, etc. It is no. 1 search result in Google for the terms "literary theory bibliography", and close to no.1 using search terms such as "Bibliography of Philology", "Bibliography of Criticism", "Literary studies bibliography", etc. The 10th edition (2005) was included in the Oxford Text Archive (Oxford University).

Link exchange (including the main pages and directories which have established a link to the Bibliography)

And some blog entries on the bibliography—including a number of highlights and international references.

Systematic work on this bibliography began in 1989. An early electronic version was available on Internet from the university of Zaragoza server in 1995, and on the World Wide Web in 1996. Editions 1 to 9 were available at another URL in the web of the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Zaragoza. I am especially grateful to Sergio Salvador and Luis Julve who helped me make the early editions available through the web. The title of the early editions was first Literary Theory and Criticism: A Bibliography, and later A Bibliography of Literary Theory and Criticism. It has been expanded regularly, at a rate of several thousand new entries per year. 

Many thanks to José María Ciordia for his help with the design of this page and for his help on htmysteries. This bibliography is available through the web thanks to the technical support of the University of Zaragoza (Centro de Cálculo); thanks also to Miguel Ángel Blasco there.

Apart from the hosting at the University of Zaragoza, I have not received any specific aid, funding, acknowledgement or support from any Spanish educational institutions for work on this bibliography. 

Note on the interface

The bibliography's URL:     

or, for short:

Directory: By entering the directory you access the folders and files containing the bibliographical listings; these are Word files which will be both opened and downloaded to your computer by web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox (depending on your settings, you may be asked confirmation by the browser before the file is downloaded or opened). Once you enter the directory you will be able to return to this page on the right-hand frame as follows: 1) by clicking here or on the title A Bibliography... of the heading; 2) by using the "back" or "previous" button on your web browser, 3) by clicking on the branch icon in the frame on the left, or 4) by pressing "Return" on the URL address bar at the top to return to this front page (that is, refreshing the page). The "Home" link you will see at the top of the right-hand frame once inside the directory will only lead you to the top level of the "Authors" or the "Subjects" directory; to move from one directory to the other you have to start again by hitting Return on the URL bar of the browser (or click the vertical frame on the left, either on the "A Bibliography" title or the branch icon).

Searchbox: The current setting for the searchbox restricts the search to files inside my website (most of them belong to the bibliography, but some items from my blog or publications page may creep in). In order to return to the main page from the Google results lists, either click on the title "A Bibliography..." in any of the search results that show it, or use the "back" button on your browser, or click on the URL for this page, which figures on the header of the bibliographical files. A skeptical piece of advice: do not trust Google all the way here. For some reason, sometimes the best pages in the bibliography for a given query does not show up on top by using the searchbox. The index and directory may be more cumbersome, but they are more reliable for some purposes. And, note that once you leave the bibliography's main page, the google searchbox at the top of the results list you get will no longer search within the bibliography, but in the web at large. That is, if you want to search the bibliography, use the searchbox at the top of this page.

Note that some of the results listed by Google have an individual title for the file in question (in blue), but many carry only the general title "A Bibliography of Literary Theory...". I'll be solving this problem in future editions. For the time being, you can check the name of the file in the last line (in green) of each search result, which shows the URL of that particular file. The ending of the URL shows the name of the file (e.g., searching for Steven Spielberg, the last line of the first search result runs thus:

Hardware and Software: This bibliography was made, and will likely yield the best results, using Macintosh and MsWord. The basic font originally used for the text of the files is Times. The following fonts are required in a few entries (please install them in your computer to minimize errors): Cyrillic, Czech Plus, Grk, Old English Text. You can look for them here:


(Note that this, unlike the one above, is the standard Google searchbox, that is, it shows results from all the Web).


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