About the Literatures in English collection and support
Stanford Libraries’ collections of literatures in English support the study and teaching of all periods of literary history from the Middle Ages to the present. We collect contemporary fiction and poetry, literary criticism, academic journals on literary studies, and digital resources related to English literature from around the world, including the United States, Canada, the Anglophone Caribbean, Great Britain, Ireland, Africa, and South Asia. Stanford’s Special Collections hold several notable rare books and archival collections, including the Felton collection of British and American literature, the papers of John Steinbeck, and the papers of several notable postwar American poets, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Denise Levertov. The curator of American and British Literature provides research consultations, instruction sessions for classes, and helps students and faculty access materials related to literary studies in English.