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Genre Headings

Literature Genre Headings


Search by Genre / Form Term 

  • Adventure fiction
  • Allegories
  • Alternative histories
  • Arthurian romances
  • Autobiographical fiction
  • Bible fiction
  • Bildungsromans
  • Biographical fiction
  • Black humor
  • Christian fiction
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Didactic drama
  • Didactic fiction
  • Didactic poetry 
  • Dystopias
  • Elegiac Poetry 
  • Epic fiction
  • Epic poetry 
  • Epistolary fiction
  • Epistolary poetry 
  • Erotic comic books, strips, etc.
  • Fantasy poetry
  • Farces
  • Filmed Plays
  • Folklore
  • Ghost stories
  • Gothic fiction
  • Historical drama
  • Historical fiction
  • Historical poetry 
  • Love poetry
  • Love stories
  • Medical novels
  • Melodrama
  • Melodramatic fiction
  • Moralities
  • Movie novels
  • Mysteries and miracle plays
  • Mystery comic books, strips, etc.
  • Mystery fiction
  • Mystery plays
  • Narrative poetry
  • Noir fiction
  • Occult fiction
  • Parables
  • Passion plays
  • Pastoral drama
  • Pastoral fiction
  • Picaresque literature
  • Radio and television novels
  • Regency fiction
  • Road fiction
  • Robinsonades
  • Romances
  • Romans a clef
  • Romantic suspense fiction
  • Spy stories
  • Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
  • Suspense fiction
  • Tall tales
  • Tragedies
  • Utopian fiction
  • Voyages, imaginary
  • War stories
  • Western comic books, strips, etc.
  • Western stories

 

Browse by call numbers if you like. American and British literature is in 2 East.

 

PS991-3626
   American authors from 19th century to present:

PR3991-6126
   English authors from 19th century to present:

PS370-380
   American fiction:

PR821-890
   English fiction:

PS147-152
   American women author

 PR111-116
   English women authors: