Butler Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system. Literary history and criticism pieces are located in several different locations on the shelves. We advise you to search within our catalog to locate specific titles and call number ranges.
The PN subclass deals with general literature, PR is English literature, and PS is American literature. Related sections within those call number ranges are outlined below:
PN 80 - PN 99 (General Literature - Criticism)
PN 441 - PN 1009.5 (General Literature - Literary History)
PN 1110 - PN 1279 (Poetry - History and Criticism)
PR 57 - 78 (English Literature - Criticism)
PS 301 - PS 380 (American Literature - Critical and Historical Works)
The PQ and PT subclasses include literature in the Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) and other world literatures (German, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, etc). Each of these languages has a section devoted to criticism and/or literary history as well.