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Schauerman Library Web Guides - Literature

These are just a few of the literary criticism sites available on the web. Use these as a starting point for your own research. Also use search tools to search under individual author names and literary movements. NOTE: Sites do get moved and outdated from time to time.

The ECC Library also subscribes to the GaleNet literary database.

For books on general criticism or for individual authors you will be looking at the P range of shelves in the reference and circulating areas.

General Literature

American Authors on the Web. From Japan, tons of information on individual authors.

American Writers

Arts & Letters Daily

Banned Books Online

British & Irish Authors on the Web. From Mr. Matsuoka at the University of Nagoya.

British Poetry 1780 - 1910

BUBL subject - Literature.

A Celebration of Women Writers.

Children's Literature Web Guide.

Contemporary Literature Authors. Index of international contemporary authors. (Note other literature sites/topics in the side menu)

Contemporary Writers  (Britain & Commonwealth)

Encyclopedia Mythica. Mythology Folklore and Legend.

English Renaissance in Context

Eye on Books. Author Interviews & links to their homepages.

The Fantastic in Art & Fiction.

"From the Author" Powell's Books. Interviews & Essays

Gale Literary Index. Use as a supplement to our Gale Database subscription.

The Germ: The Romantics, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Bloomsbury Movements.

Great Writers and Poets

Heath Anthology of American Literature. A superior resource following a basic timeline and linking to individual authors and movements.

Indiana University Libraries: English and American Literature

Internet Public Library. Online Literary Criticism Collection. Browse by authors last name, book title, or Literary period in British and American Literature. Useful Pathfinder too!

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. A long list of links to individual authors, eras, movements, and terms.

Key Internet Sites on American Literature.

Links to Literature.

Links to Places Literary.

Literary Encyclopedia & Literary Dictionary.

Literature for Children.

LitLinks. LitLinks are organized alphabetically by author within five genres.

Literary Resources on the Web.

Luminarium. Featuring literature from the Medieval, Renaissance and Seventeenth Century periods in a fabulously artistic site.

Norton Websource to American Literature. Superior site. The site is searchable and divided into sections like Authors, Topics, Literary periods.

Outline of American Literature: by Kathryn VanSpanckeren. Another superior resource.

PAL: Perspectives on American Literature

Penguin Classics. Featuring essays, academic commentary, interviews and discussions. Try the literary quizzes & lots of fun.

Poets & Poetry

Poets and Writers Online. Go to "Literary Links". ECC subscribes to the paper copy.

Post-Colonial and Post-Imperial literature in English.

Salon Magazine. Interviews with authors, reviews, etc. from their Books Section.

Sonnet Central.

Victorian Web.

Voice of the Shuttle - Choose Literature or Literary Theory.

Voices from the Gaps - Women Writers of Color. An ambitious project - the site does not contain too many names as yet, but new names are being added all the time and you will find the most important names represented. Each article has a nice set of "related links" to get to more sites featuring that author.

Individual Authors/Poets : A Selection.

Bradbury, Ray.

Bronte. The Bronte Sisters.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum.

Cisneros, Sandra. Cisneros

The Authorized Sandra Cisneros Website.

Coleridge. S. T. Coleridge Homepage.

Conrad, Joseph. Joseph Conrad Society UK.

Dickens. Charles Dickens Page.


Eliot. T.S. Eliot Hypertext Project.

Faulkner. William Faulkner on the Web.

Hardy. Thomas Hardy Resource Library.

Hemingway, Ernest. Life & Works of Ernest Hemingway.

James, Henry. The Henry James Scholars Guide to Web Sites.

Joyce, James. The Brazen Head.

James Joyce Center.

Kafka. Constructing Franz Kafka.

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Maxine Hong Kingston.

Lorca. Frederico Garcia Lorca: Poet, Artist, Martyr.

Melville, Herman. Life and works of

Poe, Edgar Alan. Work of Edgar Alan Poe.

Poe Webliography.

Rowling, J.K.

Shakespeare, William. Complete Works.

Mr. William Shakespeare on the Internet.

Sites on Shakespeare & the Renaissance.

Spenser. Edmund Spenser Homepage.

Stein. World of Gertrude Stein.

Steinbeck, John. Center for Steinbeck Studies.

Steinbeck: the California Novels.

Twain. Mark Twain in his Times.

Walker. Alice Walker WWW Links.

Whitman. The Whitman Project/Whitman Hypertext Archive.

Wright, Richard. Richard Wright.

Yeats, William Butler. W.B. Yeats.

Literary Terms and Theory

Critical Concepts.

Glossary of Literary Criticism.

Glossary of Literary Terms.

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples.

Humanities Handbook.

Literary Encyclopedia & Literary Dictionary

Literary Terms.

Writing & Composition

OWL (Online Writing Laboratory) Purdue U.

Principles of Composition

Full Text Online Libraries

Athena: Authors & Texts.

Bibliomania Short Stories and More...

Classic Reader. Read, Search, and annotate great literature.

The Literature Network. Full-text books & author biographies.

Online Books Page.

Short Stories at East of the Web.



 Last Published 3/30/15