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Lusophone Language, Literature and Culture: Find Criticism in the Library Catalog

Use this guide to aid your research in Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone Africa Studies

Finding Criticism in the Library Catalog

Helpful Hint: Use the subject phrase "criticism and interpretation" as part of your search in the Library Catalog.

For example, a subject search for:

Saramago, José -- Criticism and interpretation

will only display books about the works of José Saramago, not the works he wrote.


If the author's name is not a common one you will also want to do a Words Anywhere search. This will return results where the author is mentioned in the table of contents, but may not be the subject of the whole book.

Call Number Ranges for Portuguese Language and Literature

PC5001-5041 Portuguese Philology
PC5043-5498 Portuguese Language
PQ9000-9499 Portuguese Literature (Portugal)
PQ9500-9698.36 Portuguese Literature (Brazil)

Suggested Subject Headings

[Author name -- last, first] -- Criticism and interpretation

African literature (Portuguese)

African literature (Portuguese) -- History and criticism

Brazilian literature -- History and criticism

Brazilian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism

Brazil in literature

Literature and society -- Brazil

Portuguese literature -- History and criticism

Portuguese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism

Women and literature -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century

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