Assignment #1

By midnight of the day before your class, please post a list of Library of Congress Classifications and Library of Congress Subject Headings related to your chosen topic as a comment to this post. Please also add a brief “annotation” on how you found these terms, whether you think they’ll be useful, and any ideas they might suggest.

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  1. Nancy McVittie

    LC Classifications
    (search: Silent Comedy)
    N-Fine Arts
    P-Language and Literature
    T-Technology
    (search: Silent Film)
    B-Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    D-History (General) and History of Europe
    E-History: America
    F-America: Local History
    G-Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
    H-Social Sciences
    L-Education
    M-Music
    N-Fine Arts
    P-Language and Literature
    Q-Science
    R-Medicine
    S-Agriculture
    T-Technology
    The LC Classifications above were found by first doing a search for “Silent Comedy,” as I think I would like to do my research on some aspect of narrative structures in silent comedy films. While there did seem to be a fair amount of critical material on the subject, most of the returns were editions of the films themselves. I was interested more in this search for strictly critical material, so I then broadened my search to just “Silent Film” in general, which yielded a richer result and will probably be more useful to start from, gradually narrowing down the focus of the research as I go along.
    LC Subject Headings
    Comedy Films–United States–History and Criticism
    Silent Films–United States–History and Criticism
    Comedians–United States–Biography
    Motion Picture Actors and Actresses–United States–Biography
    The above was taken from the individual record of a book called “The Silent Comedians” by Richard Dyer McCann, the first book I came across that seemed to deal with silent comedy exclusively. I suspect it will contain more biographical information than critical analysis, but it might be a good source to investigate.
    LC Subject Headings
    Silent Films–History and Criticism
    The above subject heading is what was listed in the individual record of a book called “Silent Film” edited by Richard Abel. This seems to be much closer to what I want and will likely be a very good source to start with as well.

  2. Matt Davis

    I conducted two searches- one broad and one narrower in scope, so as to see the differences in results both in terms of LC classifications/subject headings and the eventual sources to which these would lead me. The first search was ?literature in composition? and the second was ?literature in teaching composition? ? the second being my actual topic for an Eng 511 project (already approved by the professor). As expected, the first resulted in a wider variety of classifications and headings. Being broader did not, however, make them less topic appropriate- at least not after a bit of sifting. I found promising sources with both searches.
    Search 1: Literature in composition
    LC Classifications
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    C – Auxiliary Sciences of History
    D – History (General) and History of Europe
    E – History: America
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
    H – Social sciences
    L – Education
    M – Music
    N – Fine Arts
    P – Language and literature
    Q – Science
    R – Medicine
    S – Agriculture
    T – Technology.
    U – Military science (General)
    Z – Bibliography. Library Science. Information resources
    LC Subject Headings
    P1 – P1091 Philology. Linguistics
    PA1 – PA8595 Greek language and literature. Latin language
    PB1 – PB3029 Modern languages. Celtic languages
    PC1 – PC5498 Romanic languages
    PE1 – PE3729 English language
    PG1 – PG9665 Slavic languages. Baltic languages.
    PJ1 – PJ9500 Oriental languages and literature
    PL1 – PL8844 Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa
    PN1 – PN6790 Literature (General)
    PQ1 – PQ9698.43 French literature. Italian literature. Spanish
    PR1 – PR9680 English literature
    PS1 – PS3626 American literature. Canadian literature
    PT1 – PT9999 German literature. Dutch literature.
    Next level under PN Literature General:
    PN101 – PN245 Authorship
    PN1010 – PN1525 Poetry
    PN1560 – PN1590 The performing arts
    PN1600 – PN3307 Drama
    PN3311 – PN3503 Prose. Prose fiction
    PN441 – PN1009.50 Literary history
    PN45 – PN57 Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics
    PN59 – PN72 Study and teaching
    PN6010 – PN6790 Collections of general literature
    PN80 – PN99 Criticism
    Specific Sources:
    When writing teachers teach literature : bringing writing to reading
    Published: c1995.
    Format: Book
    D.H. Hill Library PN181 .W48 1995 Stacks (5th floor)
    The classical theory of composition; from its origins to the present: a historical survey,
    Author: Scaglione, Aldo D.
    Published: 1972.
    Format: Book
    Satellite Shelving Facility PN86 .S4 Stacks
    Search 2: Literature in Teaching Composition
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
    H – Social sciences
    L – Education
    P – Language and literature
    T – Technology.
    LC Subject Headings
    LB5 – LB3640 Theory and practice of education
    LC8 – LC6691 Special aspects of education
    LF14 – LF5627 Individual institutions
    P1 – P1091 Philology. Linguistics
    PE1 – PE3729 English language
    PN1 – PN6790 Literature (General)
    PR1 – PR9680 English literature
    PS1 – PS3626 American literature. Canadian literature
    Specific Sources:
    Novel perspectives : writing minilessons inspired by the children in adult fiction
    Author: Harwayne, Shelley.
    Published: c2005.
    Format: Book
    D.H. Hill Library LB1576 .H283 2005 Stacks (5th floor)
    Teaching composition and literature in junior and senior high school.
    Author: Mirrielees, Lucia Bush, 1886-
    Published: [1952]
    Format: Book
    Satellite Shelving Facility LB1631 .M57 1952 Stacks

  3. E. Ashley Yates

    Catalog Search: Vladimir Nabokov and Vladimir Nabokov blue
    LC Classifications
    B – Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    C – Auxiliary Sciences of History
    D – History (General) and History of Europe
    H – Social Sciences
    N – Fine Arts
    P – Language and Literature
    Q – Science
    Z – Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources
    LC Subject
    Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977–Criticism and interpretation.
    Modernism (Literature)–Europe.
    European literature–History and criticism.
    Autobiographical memory in literature.
    Nabokov, Vladimir, 1899-1977.
    Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977–Fiction–Criticism and interpretation.
    Russian fiction–Criticism and interpretation.
    Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Lolita.
    Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977–Homes and haunts–United States.
    Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977–Criticism and interpretation.
    Authors, American–20th century–Biography.
    Nabokova, Vera.
    Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977–Relations with women.
    Vladimir Nabokov is my favorite author and so I?ve chosen him for the topic of this project. I?m extremely interested in how Nabokov?s synesthesia shaped his work, particularly with his preoccupation in the color blue. The LC Classifications were found by searching for ?Vladimir Nabokov? and ?Vladimir Nabokov blue?. The ?Vladimir Nabokov blue? only showed the ?P? and ?Q? LC Classifications. I did another search for ?color blue in literature? without any results mentioning Vladimir Nabokov. It seems my search for Nabokov?s use of the color blue is too narrow of a topic so I will stick with his name as my search criteria. LC Subject headings were basically the same for all search results. I did find some useful search results, such as biographical information, criticisms and interpretations, and his relationship with his wife. Though I only found one result discussing Nabokov?s use of blue and this result only discusses blue in Nabokov?s short stories of 1920. This may evolve into my thesis focus.

  4. Kimberly Bowers

    Search: Virginia Woolf AND Eve
    LC Classifications:
    P – Language and Literature (11)
    R – Medicine (1)
    Subject Headings:
    1. English Fiction – Women Authors – History and Criticism
    2. Feminism and Literature – Great Britian – History
    3. Women and Literature – Great Britian – History
    4. Discourse Analysis, Literary
    5. Narration
    1. Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 – Criticism and Interpretation – Congress
    1. Women in Literature
    2. Feminism in Literature
    1. Androgyny (Psychology) in Literature
    2. Literature, Modern – 20th Century – History and Criticism
    1. Essays
    2. Essays – Translations into English
    1. English Literature – 20th Cent – History and Criticism
    2. Literature – History and Criticism – Theory, etc…
    1. English Literature – Women Authors – History and Criticism
    2. Women in Literature
    1. Criticism – History – 20th Century
    2. Literature, Modern – History and Criticism
    1. Fiction – History and Criticism – Theory, etc…
    I left out the subject headings corresponding to the medicine volume based on revelancy.
    I am interested in researching the depiction of female characters in the works of Modernist women authors. Virginia Woolf is a personal favorite of mine. Allusions to, and images of, Eve are a way in which Woolf comments on female characters: their struggles, personalities and views on life. I tried a few other searches that yeilded no results because they were too specific or obscure. I also tried Virginia Woolf AND feminine, which yeilded almost twice as many results. I decided this was too vague. I hope more in depth search will allow me to more fully develop my thesis topic.

  5. Laura Robinson

    Helen Maria Williams
    LC Classifications-
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    BF1 – BF990 Psychology
    BH1 – BH301 Aesthetics
    BR1 – BR1725 Christianity
    D – History (General) and History of Europe
    D1 – D2009 History (General)
    DC1 – DC947 History of France
    E – History: America
    F – America: local history
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
    H – Social sciences
    H1 – H99 Social sciences (General)
    HD28 – HD9999 Industries. Land use. Labor
    HF1 – HF6182 Commerce
    HM401 – HM1281 Sociology (General)
    HQ1 – HQ2044 The family. Marriage. Women
    HV1 – HV9960 Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Cr …
    J – Political Science
    K – Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurispruden …
    L – Education
    N – Fine Arts
    P – Language and literature
    PE1 – PE3729 English language
    PN1 – PN6790 Literature (General)
    PR1 – PR9680 English literature
    PS1 – PS3626 American literature. Canadian literature
    PZ1 – PZ90 Fiction and juvenile belles lettres
    Q – Science
    R – Medicine
    T – Technology.
    U – Military science (General)
    Z – Bibliography. Library Science. Information resources
    Subject Headings –
    Williams, Helen Maria, 1762-1827–Correspondence.
    France–History–Revolution, 1789-1799–Personal narratives.
    France–History–Reign of Terror, 1793-1794.
    ***These subject headings came from this source:
    Williams, Helen Maria. An Eye-Witness Account of the French Revolution by Helen Maria Williams : Letters Containing a Sketch of the Politics of France. Ed. Jack Fruchtman, Jr. New York : Peter Lang, 1996.
    ***Second Source for this week:
    Kennedy, Deborah. Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution. London: Associated University Presses, 2002.
    Helen Maria Williams was an English travel writer who ?recorded? the events of the French Revolution while living in France. I am looking to write my thesis on ?revolutionary? techniques she employed in her writing, specifically in the way she described the faces of her characters. This search specifically revealed related sources tied to aesthetics and social sciences which could prove to be very helpful as it could validate some of what I have already learned, as well as open doors of research which I have not yet considered. Obviously, some links to “Helen Maria Williams” are completely unrelated to the author I am actually researching.

  6. Aaron Turney

    My elected topic of research is the death motif in the works of American Romantics. I first conducted a search in American Romanticism to keep it broad. I found some interesting ones to include 9 works cataloged in Philosopy, Psychology and Religion (not to mention 178 in lit).
    A – General Works (1)
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion (9)
    C – Auxiliary Sciences of History (2)
    D – History (General) and History of Europe (2)
    E – History: America (12)
    F – America: local history (4)
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation (5)
    H – Social sciences (3)
    J – Political Science (1)
    L – Education (3)
    M – Music (4)
    N – Fine Arts (16)
    P – Language and literature (178)
    S – Agriculture (2)
    Z – Bibliography. Library Science. Information resources (2)
    Theres probably a bunch of great titles to be found within these subject heaings, but I narrowed the search by excluding the word “American” and including the word “death” in the search and found the list of LC classifications and subject headings below.
    LC Classifications:
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion (7)
    C – Auxiliary Sciences of History (3)
    D – History (General) and History of Europe (2)
    E – History: America (1)
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation (1)
    H – Social sciences (1)
    J – Political Science (1)
    N – Fine Arts (1)
    P – Language and literature (39)
    LC Subheadings:
    · History and criticism (25)
    · Romanticism (25)
    · History (14)
    · English poetry (8)
    · Criticism and interpretation (7)
    · Literature (6)
    · English literature (5)
    · Women authors (5)
    · Civilization (4)
    · American literature (4)
    · Philosophy, Modern (4)
    · Philosophy (3)
    · Psychological aspects (3)
    · Criticism (3)
    · Death (3)
    · Literature, Modern (3)
    · Death in literature (3)
    · Sentimentalism in literature (3)
    · Bible (2)
    · Psychology (2)
    · Intellectual life (2)
    · Women and literature (2)
    · Authorship (2)
    · In literature (2)
    · Self in literature (2)
    · Emerson, Ralph Waldo, (2)
    · Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, (2)
    · Shelley, Percy Bysshe, (2)
    · Authors and readers (2)
    · Love in literature (2)
    The second search could either be considered a gold mine or maybe a search that wants narrowing. I think the former based on the fact that the subject headings (although many) include direct references to stuff that shows promise such as “death in literature,” “love in literature, “sentimentalism in literature,” “psychological aspects,” not to mention direct hits to critical works on specific authors who are notably death motif-oriented. The titles that I then found under these classifications include listed contents that are worth pursuit.
    Posted by Aaron Turney

  7. Jill Taylor

    Search Subject: Shakespeare and performance
    LC Classifications
    Results Narrowed By Call Number Range:
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    E – History: America
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
    M – Music
    P – Language and literature
    Q – Science
    T – Technology.
    Selected P ? Language and literature
    Relevant results:
    PA1 – PA8595 Greek language and literature. Latin language a …
    PN1 – PN6790 Literature (General)
    PQ1 – PQ9698.43 French literature. Italian literature. Spani …
    PR1 – PR9680 English literature
    Selected Literature (General)
    PN1010 – PN1525 Poetry
    PN1560 – PN1590 The performing arts. Show business
    PN1600 – PN3307 Drama
    Results within Drama
    PN1635 – PN1650 Relation to, and treatment of, special subje … (1)
    PN1865 – PN1988 Special types (1)
    PN1990 – PN1992.92 Broadcasting (1)
    PN1993 – PN1999 Motion pictures (2)
    PN2000 – PN3307 Dramatic representation. The theater (16)
    Results within Dramatic representation. The Theater
    PN2061 – PN2071 Art of acting (2)
    PN2219.30 – PN3030 Special regions or countries (11)
    Back up to English Literature
    PR161 – PR488 By period (2)
    PR2199 – PR3195 English renaissance (1500-1640) (180)
    PR500 – PR614 Poetry (1)
    PR6000 – PR6049 1900-1960 (1)
    PR6050 – PR6076 1961-2000 (2)
    PR621 – PR744 Drama (9)
    I entered the search Shakespeare and Performance and got classifications ranging from Philosophy to Technology. In my list I tried to show how I decided to narrow the search. I started by selecting Language and Literature and looking at the general listings for Literature, as well as Drama and English Literature since those were both relevant. Within Drama, I thought ?Dramatic representation. The Theater? would be the most useful classification. Within English Literature, I would have gone further into English renaissance and Drama. The classifications are helpful because they helped me think of different aspects to the subject that I might not have considered by just entering information into a search field.
    LC Subject Headings
    Sample subject headings for From page to performance : essays in early English drama / edited by John A. Alford.
    · English drama–Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600–History and criticism.
    · Mysteries and miracle-plays, English–History and criticism.
    · Christian drama, English (Middle)–History and criticism.
    · English drama–17th century–History and criticism.
    · English drama–To 1500–History and criticism.
    · Bible plays, English–History and criticism.
    Related headings for: ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600
    HISTORICAL DRAMA
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 ADAPTATIONS
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 AUTHORSHIP
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 BIBLIOGRAPHY
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 BIBLIOGRAPHY CATALOGS
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 BIBLIOGRAPHY CATALOGS EARLY WORKS TO 1800
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY EARLY WORKS TO 1800
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 CONGRESSES
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 CRITICISM TEXTUAL
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 DICTIONARIES
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 HISTORY AND CRITICISM
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 HISTORY AND CRITICISM BIBLIOGRAPHY
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 HISTORY AND CRITICISM CONGRESSES
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 HISTORY AND CRITICISM HANDBOOKS MANUALS ETC
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 HISTORY AND CRITICISM PERIODICALS
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 HISTORY AND CRITICISM SOURCES
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 HISTORY AND CRITICISM THEORY ETC
    ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600 ILLUSTRATIONS
    For this list, I decided to look for subject headings by selecting one book and finding all the related subject headings related to my starting place. The listed results are for ?ENGLISH DRAMA EARLY MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN 1500-1600.? From all of these results, the first I would choose to look at are the textual criticism, history and criticism, and illustrations. I think illustrations could be very interesting if there were books with contemporary depictions of Elizabethan productions. One thing I would look into for more information is how much crossover there is for many of these subjects that appear similar or repetitive.

  8. Joshua Clements

    I will now proceed to bite off more than I can chew.
    Proposed Search Subject: “Mondo” Documentaries
    First attempted search string: Documentary Film
    LC CLASSIFICATIONS
    A – General Works (2)
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion (40)
    C – Auxiliary Sciences of History (8)
    D – History (General) and History of Europe (119)
    E – History: America (54)
    F – America: local history (37)
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation (35)
    H – Social sciences (145)
    J – Political Science (25)
    K – Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurispruden … (8)
    L – Education (20)
    M – Music (42)
    N – Fine Arts (48)
    P – Language and literature (479)
    Q – Science (30)
    R – Medicine (9)
    S – Agriculture (16)
    T – Technology. (31)
    U – Military science (General) (2)
    Z – Bibliography. Library Science. Information resources (ge … (1)
    Pretty broad. But fishing around, some LC Subject headings:
    Selected, LC related classification “Documentary Films: History and Criticisms”.
    item “Sweet & savage : the world through the shockumentary film lens / Mark Goodall.”
    Sensationalism in motion pictures–History and criticism.
    Documentary films–History and criticism.
    Exploitation films–History and criticism.
    Following Sensationalism…. link.
    item “Bad : infamy, darkness, evil, and slime on screen / edited by Murray Pomerance.”
    Evil in motion pictures.
    Sensationalism in motion pictures.
    Social problems in motion pictures.
    item “Defining cult movies : the cultural politics of oppositional taste / edited by Mark Jancovich … [et al.].”
    Sensationalism in motion pictures.
    Horror films–History and criticism.
    Exploitation films–History and criticism.
    back to Doc. Films Hist. and Crit.
    item “Experimental ethnography : the work of film in the age of video / Catherine Russell.”
    Documentary films–History and criticism.
    Experimental films–History and criticism.
    Motion pictures in ethnology.
    Gaze–Psychological aspects.
    Follow “Motion pictures in ethnology”
    Bingo. Going straight down the list of results.
    Motion pictures in ethnology.
    Indigenous peoples in motion pictures.
    Rouch, Jean.
    Motion pictures in ethnology.
    Ethnology–France.
    Motion pictures in ethnology.
    Visual anthropology.
    Motion pictures in ethnology.
    Indigenous peoples in motion pictures.
    Visual anthropology.
    Motion picture music.
    Motion pictures in ethnology.
    Visual anthropology.
    Photography–Formulae.
    Some duplicates, but plenty of excellent results. I was worried about my topic, first deciding on one, then fixating the scope. I think “Motion pictures in ethnology” may be the way to go. It branches out seamlessly into anthropology, photography, film, and art. Mondo films are a peculiar style of documentary films incorporating footage from dozens of different countries. I just started with documentary film, and then followed interesting source after interesting source to lay a bedrock of inquiry.

  9. Liz Jenkins

    Search Topic: James Joyce
    LC Classifications:
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion (26)
    C – Auxiliary Sciences of History (6)
    D – History (General) and History of Europe (14)
    E – History: America (14)
    F – America: local history (5)
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation (8)
    H – Social sciences (52)
    J – Political Science (9)
    K – Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurispruden … (5)
    L – Education (35)
    M – Music (8)
    N – Fine Arts (6)
    P – Language and literature (944)
    Q – Science (48)
    R – Medicine (37)
    S – Agriculture (12)
    T – Technology. (27)
    U – Military science (General) (2)
    Z – Bibliography. Library Science. Information resources (ge … (22)
    Specific Work:
    James Joyce–reflections of Ireland
    New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993
    LC Subject Headings:
    1.Joyce, James, 1882-1941–Quotations.
    2.Joyce, James, 1882-1941–Illustrations.
    3.Ireland–Quotations, maxims, etc.
    4.Ireland–Pictorial works.
    More Specific Search: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    LC Classifications:
    F – America: local history (1)
    L – Education (1)
    M – Music (1)
    N – Fine Arts (5)
    P – Language and literature (78)
    T – Technology. (1)
    Specific Work:
    Critical essays on James Joyce’s A portrait of the artist as a young man / edited by Philip Brady and James F. Carens
    New York : G.K. Hall ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1998
    LC Subject Headings:
    1.Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Portrait of the artist as a young man.
    2.Dublin (Ireland)–In literature.
    3.Young men in literature
    I started with a broader search of all information avaiable on James Joyce, whose works I am going to focus my research on. I am aware that this seacrh would recover not only works written by Joyce, but also biographical and historical texts which could play an important role in research, especially since much of Joyce’s work contains autobiographical elements. I then decided to de a search for the specific work I want to research, Joyce’s A Portrait. This yielded more specific works with case studies and other critical resources that will prove helpful in doing research.

  10. Tom Sowders

    I searched “George W. Bush and rhetoric.”
    LC Classifications:
    E – History: America (6)
    J – Political Science (2)
    P – Language and literature (8)
    T – Technology. (1)
    LC Subject Headings:
    Political oratory–United States–History.
    Rhetoric–Political aspects–United States–History.
    Presidents–United States–Language.
    Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865–Language.
    Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946—Language.
    Book: Talking Politics: the substance of style from Abe to W, by Michael Silverstein.
    The terms I searched correspond to a paper idea I’ve had for a while. It has to do with Bush’s language in speeches, interviews, etc, and certain American literary traditions. I think the search results will be helpful. Many critics have taken interest in his and former presidents’ ways of speaking. I’m likely to find lots to say in response to all the ideas waiting in these search results.

  11. Domenica Vilhotti

    I am interested in writing a term paper on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for my British Romantic Period course. Psycho-sexual analyses of the monster in literature and film have always fascinated me, and I am always on the lookout for unconventional angles with which to teach novels later on when I return to the secondary classroom.
    To be safe, I began broad. My initial search term was Frankenstein AND Shelley.
    This term yielded the following LC Classifications:
    Narrow By Call Number Range:
    A – General Works (1)
    B – Philosophy. Psychology. Religion (1)
    D – History (General) and History of Europe (1)
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation (1)
    N – Fine Arts (1)
    P – Language and literature (91)
    Q – Science (2)
    I selected P – Language and literature and was immediately directed to some fascinating critical anthologies, such as:
    Frankenstein, interrogating gender, culture, and identity / edited by Anjana Sharma.
    and
    Frankenstein, creation, and monstrosity / edited by Stephen Bann.
    which yielded the following LC Subject Headings:
    1. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein.
    2. Frankenstein (Fictitious character) in literature.
    Following #2, I was led then to this title, which I found particularly useful:
    Mary Shelley & Frankenstein : the fate of androgyny / William Veeder.
    and was more excited by the following LC Subject Headings, particularly #s 3 and 4:
    1. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein.
    2. Androgyny (Psychology) in literature.
    3. Sex differences (Psychology) in literature.
    4. Split self in literature.
    Following #3 yielded this book:
    Writing men : literary masculinities from Frankenstein to the new man / Berthold Schoene-Harwood.
    And the following LC Subject Headings
    1. Masculinity in literature.
    2. English literature–19th century–History and criticism.
    3. English literature–20th century–History and criticism.
    In short, this system proved to be very helpful in the idea-generating process. I realize I am interested in angrogyny and gender-duality as they relate to Romantic literature and 19th-century British culutre.

  12. Summerlin Page

    Catalog search: land southern literature
    LC Classifications:
    A – General Works (1)
    D – History (General) and History of Europe (2)
    E – History: America (2)
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation (2)
    H – Social sciences (2)
    N – Fine Arts (1)
    P – Language and literature (33)
    Q – Science (1)
    I’m mainly interested in the emphasis on the land in the works of O’Connor and Faulkner, so I also got very specific and searched “land William Faulkner Flannery O’Connor.” This turned up:
    PE1 – PE3729 English language (1)
    PS1 – PS3626 American literature. Canadian literature (2)
    I took a look at “Writers of the American South: their literary landscapes” by Hugh Howard. This yielded these subjects:
    Authors, American–Southern States.
    Authors, American–Homes and haunts–Southern States
    Southern States turned up mostly anthologies, but there was also a book I was not aware of that I’m now interested in reading: Women of the South Distinguished in Literature, written ca. 1860 by Mary Forrest.

  13. Kelly Mahaffey

    Search for Ernest Hemingway:
    LC Classifications:
    A – General Works (5)
    C – Auxiliary Sciences of History (2)
    D – History (General) and History of Europe (6)
    G – Geography. Anthropology. Recreation (3)
    H – Social sciences (2)
    L – Education (4)
    N – Fine Arts (1)
    P – Language and literature (425)
    Q – Science (1)
    R – Medicine (3)
    S – Agriculture (1)
    T – Technology. (1)
    U – Military science (General) (1)
    Z – Bibliography. Library Science. Information resources (ge … (12)
    I looked at Hemingway’s autobiography A MOVEABLE FEAST.
    LC Subject Headings:
    Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961–Biography.
    Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Moveable feast.
    Authors, American–20th century–Biography–History and criticism.
    Paris (France) in literature.
    Myth in literature.
    Autobiography.

  14. Kelly Mahaffey

    I’m interested in the rejection of the feminine gender in Hemingway’s THE GARDEN OF EDEN. Hemingway’s biographies and the history and criticism surrounding his work will be helpful to me. Paris and myth in literature aren’t directly in line with my interest.

  15. susanna branyon

    Search: Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy
    LC Classifications
    N – Fine Arts (1)
    P – Language and literature (15)
    LC Subject Headings:
    American fiction– 20th century– History and criticism.
    Christianity in literature.
    Redemption in literature.
    Comic, The, in literature.
    Barth, Karl, 1886-1968.
    Percy, Walker, 1916— Religion.
    Updike, John– Religion.
    O’Connor, Flannery– Religion.
    De Vries, Peter– Religion.
    Religion and literature.
    O’Connor, Flannery– Criticism and interpretation.
    Christianity and literature– Southern States– History– 20th century.
    American fiction– Catholic authors– History and criticism.
    American fiction– Southern States– History and criticism.
    American fiction– 20th century– History and criticism.
    Percy, Walker, 1916— Criticism and interpretation.
    Christian fiction, American– History and criticism.
    Catholics– Southern States– Intellectual life.
    Southern States– In literature.
    Southern States– Religion.
    Specific works:
    Peculiar crossroads : Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic Vision in Postwar Southern Fiction by Farrell O’Gorman
    Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2004.
    The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and the Comic Vision in Four American Novelists by Ralph C Wood
    Published: Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, c1988
    I originally searched only for Flannery O?Connor and was overwhelmed by the volume of work available about her. I narrowed the search by adding Walker Percy to the mix, and that yielded articles more focused on what I?m actually interested in?the theme of redemption in Southern literature. Flannery O?Connor is my primary interest, but Walker Percy wrestles with many of the same issues in his literature in a distinctly different way. Summerlin, I?m glad to see another O?Conner fan in the class! We should talk?

  16. Sowmya Bharadwaj

    My topic is “ESL (English as Second Language) and Composition”, a theme that I’m currently exploring for my 511 literature review project. Using various keywords for my search, I found that the search criteria “ESL and Composition” / “ESL and Composition – dynamics” gave me a relevant and wider range of information. Using synonyms of the topic (like “Composition for foreign speakers of English”, English Composition – non native speakers) showed fewer and repetitive results.
    The exercise has given me a road map for gathering future material for the project, as I have been able to identify broad areas (like Social sciences, Education, Philology, Linguistics) that are relevant to my research besides the obvious ‘Language and literature’ section.
    Keywords: ESL and Composition/ ESL and Composition – dynamics
    LC Classification:
    H – Social sciences (1)
    L – Education (4)
    P – Language and literature (22)
    P1 – P1091 Philology. Linguistics (1)
    PE1 – PE3729 English language (1)
    LC Subjects:
    1. English language–Rhetoric–Study and teaching–United States.
    2. Intercultural communication–United States.
    3. Multicultural education–United States.
    4. Language and culture–United States.
    5. Pluralism (Social sciences)
    1. Language and languages–Study and teaching.
    2. Composition (Language arts)
    3. Rhetoric–Study and teaching.
    Other keywords: Composition for foreign speakers of English, English Composition – non native speakers,
    LC Classification:
    P – Language and literature (12)
    LC Subjects:
    1. English language–Rhetoric–Study and teaching–United States.
    2. English language–Composition and exercises–Study and teaching–United States.
    3. English language–Variation–English-speaking countries.
    4. English language–Study and teaching–Foreign speakers.
    5. English language–Variation–Foreign countries.
    6. English language–Variation–United States.
    7. Language and culture–United States.
    8. English language–Composition and exercises.
    9. Report writing–Study and teaching.
    10. Cohesion (Linguistics)

  17. Daniel Parsons

    My is topic centered around the role Wittgensteinian philosophy plays in the aesthetics of contemporary poetry, in particular, the poetry of C. D. Wright (but it also will deal with other contiguous post-modern writers such as Lyn Hejinian and Ron Silliman). [Although I do not include the following term in this particular search, I am interested in investigating the elusive label of “language poet” that gets attached to certain writers (in this particular time period) who engage Wittgenstein’s philosophy (among several other critical/theoretical sources) in their poetry.]
    LC classifications
    B. Philosophy, Psychology, Religion,
    D – History (General) and History of Europe
    N – Fine Arts
    P. Language and Literature
    T – Technology.
    Keywords Searched:
    Wittgenstein, Ludwig
    Wittgenstein and Poetry
    Wittgenstein and Aesthetics
    Wright, C. D.
    Hejinian, Lyn
    Contemporary Poetry
    Postmodern Poetry
    Silliman, Ron (which doesn’t render any results in our library, but it does at UNC’s library).
    LC Subjects
    Art–Philosophy.
    Poetics.
    Poetry–Collections.
    Aesthetics.
    Postmodernism.
    Criticism.
    Criticism–History–20th century.
    Literature–History and criticism–Theory, etc.
    American poetry–20th century–History and criticism.
    American literature–Women authors–History and criticism.
    Women and literature–United States–History–20th century.
    Experimental poetry, American–History and criticism.
    Poetry–Women authors–History and criticism–Congresses.
    Poetry, Modern–20th century–History and criticism–Congresses.
    Women and literature–America–Congresses.
    Southern States–Poetry.
    Hejinian, Lyn–Aesthetics.
    Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951–Aesthetics.
    Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951–Ethics.
    Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951–Contributions in criticism.
    These subjects are rather broad still, and when I follow the links I am directed to numerous books.
    The two most important right now (i.e. for the upcoming annotated bib) are:
    Philosophical investigations / by Ludwig Wittgenstein ; translated by G.E.M. Anscombe.
    The language of inquiry / Lyn Hejinian.
    Berkeley : University of California Press, c2000.

  18. My LC subjects headings are as follows: John Donne, Philosophy, Criticism and Interpretation, Devotional literature, Poetics, Religious aspects of language, Theology.