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Selecting Language & Literature Materials: Home


This guide is intended to assist faculty and instructional staff in the Languages & Literatures department who are looking for materials to order for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater libraries. It is not an all-inclusive guide, instead it is intended to be used as a starting point. If, for your convenience, you would like to have additional sources listed, please contact your librarian liaison Martha Stephenson at or 262-472-4366.


The Library's Collection Development Policy is available online. For departmental procedures and policies, contact a member of the L&L collection development team.

Current L&L procedure: When you find a title you would like to order, email the citation, including ISBN and price, to a member of the collection development team listed below:

Mark Lencho General Language, Linguistics, ESL, Slavic, Germanic
Maija Birenbaum Film, Professional Writing, English Literature through Shakespeare, including Medieval Literature
Jian Guo World Literature, Literary Criticism, Theory, Classical Literature
Tanya Kam Native American Studies, American Lit, Motherhood Lit, African-American, Asian and Oceania, and Asian-American Studies, LGBT Studies
Josh Mabie Theater and Dance, English Literature after Shakespeare, 17th/18th Century British Literature, and 19th/20th Century British and American Literature
Patrick Moran Creative Writing, Contemporary Fiction (apart from American), Poetry, Creative non-fiction, Screenwriting
Kathy Newport Contemporary American Fiction, Writing Pedagogy, Criticism (American Lit), and Comparative Literature, Religion
Manuel Ossers Latin American and Peninsular Literature
Sheila Turek French, Women’s and Gender Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Islamic Studies, African Literature


For other assistance contact Martha Stephenson, Languages & Literatures Librarian Liaison, by phone: 262-472-4366; by email:; or in person at the Library, or Carol Elsen, Collection Manager, by phone: 262-472-5751; by email:; or in person at the Library.

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Martha Stephenson
Andersen Library 2105C
750 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190