The main call number ranges for books on literary theory and criticism are:
Theory, Philosophy, Esthetics: PN 45 - 80
Criticism: PN 80 - 98.W64
Literary movements (General): PN 597 - 599
Criticism: PR 57 - 78
Some types of literary theories and criticism have their own spectific call number ranges. While I encourage you to browse through the call number ranges provided above, because of the wide range of call numbers associated with this evolving subject, I also recommend that you actively search our Library catalog, OneSearch.
1) You can search by Subject in OneSearch for:
Literature History and Criticism
Literature History and Criticism Theory
2) You can also do a subject search for a particular theory:
3) Not all theories are represented as well by exact by Subject Headings. If you can't find a theory by subject, try doing a broader search for it. For example, while narrative theory is a Library of Congress Subject Headings, none of the books in our catalog are currently represented by that Subject Heading. However, when Iook for "narrative theory" anywhere in the record, I find thirty books, many of which are about Narrative Theory.