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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

American Literature: 20th and 21st Centuries

A guide to American Literature tools and resources.

Subject Headings

Use the following subject headings to search for books, periodicals, and electronic resources in the library catalog:

20th Century

American literature--20th century

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

American fiction--20th century

American fiction--20th century--History and criticism

Authors, American--20th century

Authors, American--20th century--Biography

Literature, Modern--20th century

Modernism (Literature)--United States

Postmodernism (Literature)--United States

21st Century

American literature 21st century

American literature 21st century--History and critcism

American fiction--21st century

American fiction--21st century--History and criticism

African American Literature

American literature--African American authors

American literature--African American authors--History and criticism

African Americans in literature

Harlem Renaissance

Women Writers

American literature--women authors--History and criticism

Women and literature--United States--History--21st century

Women and literature--United States--History--20th century

African American Literature

For African American literature, see the Literatures and Languages Library's guide for this subject: African American Literature Guide.

Basic Sources