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English Language and Literature

Resources for the study of literatures in English.

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Still can't find the item? Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books, media and articles from other libraries when they are not available at Mason or the WRLC. Start your research early if you want to take advantage of this wonderful service as it can take up to 2 weeks.

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Call Numbers for English Language and Literature Books

Print literary criticism and original literary works in English are primarily located at Fenwick Library. 

Here are some call numbers for literary criticism and original literary works in English:

  • PE      English language and philology
  • PN      General literature (includes anthologies, and genres and forms)
  • PR      British and Commonwealth literature
  • PS       American literature
  • PZ       Children's literature

Note: Books by and about a given literary author are usually shelved together.