English Studies is centered on the analysis of literary texts from the English-speaking world. It is concerned with aesthetic form and the ways in which literature intersects with the cultural, political, social, and economic dimensions of human existence. It is an expansive discipline that engages with a wide-variety of other academic fields (both within and beyond the humanities) and cultural media such as film, music and the internet.
The resources provided in this guide are organized, in part, according to the major concentrations within English Studies. The Research Topics section consists of bibliographic databases, reference resources and digital collections that constitute a valuable knowledge base for research projects in that concentration. The Research Suggestions box features five essential resources that can further any project within English Studies.