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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 NOTE: Sites do get moved and outdated from time to time.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. http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/AmeLit.html

American Writers   http://www.americanwriters.org/

Arts & Letters Daily   http://www.aldaily.com/

Banned Books Online    http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/banned-books.html

British & Irish Authors on the Web. From Mr. Matsuoka at the University of Nagoya.  http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/UK-authors.html

British Poetry 1780 - 1910  http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/britpo.html

BUBL subject - Literature.  http://link.bubl.ac.uk/literature/

A Celebration of Women Writers.  http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/

Children's Literature Web Guide. http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

Contemporary Literature Authors. Index of international contemporary authors. (Note other literature sites/topics in the side menu)  http://contemporarylit.about.com/cs/authors/

Contemporary Writers  (Britain & Commonwealth) http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors

Encyclopedia Mythica. Mythology Folklore and Legend. http://www.pantheon.org/

English Renaissance in Context  http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/eric/

Eye on Books. Author Interviews & links to their homepages. http://www.eyeonbooks.com/

The Fantastic in Art & Fiction.  http://fantastic.library.cornell.edu/

"From the Author" Powell's Books. Interviews & Essays  http://www.powells.com/fromtheauthor

Gale Literary Index. Use as a supplement to our Gale Database subscription. http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex

The Germ: The Romantics, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Bloomsbury Movements. http://www.walrus.com/~gibralto/acorn/germ/

Great Writers and Poets  http://www.xs4all.nl/~pwessel/writers.html

Heath Anthology of American Literature. A superior resource following a basic timeline and linking to individual authors and movements. http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/heath/lit_links.html

Indiana University Libraries: English and American Literature http://www.indiana.edu/~libsalc/pwillett/english-www.html#Eng10

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! http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. A long list of links to individual authors, eras, movements, and terms. http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/hopkins_guide_to_literary_theory/g-index.html

Key Internet Sites on American Literature. http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/oal/amlitweb.htm

Links to Literature.  http://www.linkstoliterature.com/

Links to Places Literary.  http://www.dundee.ac.uk/english/favelink.htm

Literary Encyclopedia & Literary Dictionary.  http://www.litencyc.com/

Literature for Children. http://susdl.fcla.edu/juv/

LitLinks. LitLinks are organized alphabetically by author within five genres. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/litlinks

Literary Resources on the Web.   http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit

Luminarium. Featuring literature from the Medieval, Renaissance and Seventeenth Century periods in a fabulously artistic site. http://www.luminarium.org/lumina.htm

Norton Websource to American Literature. Superior site. The site is searchable and divided into sections like Authors, Topics, Literary periods. http://www.wnorton.com/naal/

Outline of American Literature: by Kathryn VanSpanckeren. Another superior resource. http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/oal/oaltoc.htm

PAL: Perspectives on American Literature  http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/TABLE.HTML

Penguin Classics. Featuring essays, academic commentary, interviews and discussions. Try the literary quizzes & lots of fun.   http://www.penguinclassics.com/

Poets & Poetry   http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/2

Poets and Writers Online. Go to "Literary Links". ECC subscribes to the paper copy. http://www.pw.org/

Post-Colonial and Post-Imperial literature in English.  http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/landow/post/index.html

Salon Magazine. Interviews with authors, reviews, etc. from their Books Section. http://www.salonmagazine.com/archives/index.html

Sonnet Central.   http://www.sonnets.org/

Victorian Web.   http://www.victorianweb.org/

Voice of the Shuttle - Choose Literature or Literary Theory.  http://vos.ucsb.edu/

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.   http://voices.cla.umn.edu/newsite/index.htm

Individual Authors/Poets : A Selection.

Bradbury, Ray. http://www.raybradbury.com/

Bronte. The Bronte Sisters. http://www2.sbbs.se/hp/cfalk/bronte1e.htm

The Bronte Parsonage Museum. http://www.bronte.info/

Cisneros, Sandra. Cisneros  http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=766

The Authorized Sandra Cisneros Website. http://www.sandracisneros.com/home.html

Coleridge. S. T. Coleridge Homepage. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/stc/Coleridge/stc.html

Conrad, Joseph. Joseph Conrad Society UK. http://users.bathspa.ac.uk/conrad/

Dickens. Charles Dickens Page. http://www.fidnet.com/~dap1955/dickens/

Dickens. http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/Dickens.html

Eliot. T.S. Eliot Hypertext Project. http://members.chello.nl/~a.vanarum8/EliotProject/

Faulkner. William Faulkner on the Web. http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~egjbp/faulkner/faulkner.html

Hardy. Thomas Hardy Resource Library. http://pages.ripco.net/~mws/hardy.html

Hemingway, Ernest. Life & Works of Ernest Hemingway.  http://www.hemingway.org/life/

James, Henry. The Henry James Scholars Guide to Web Sites. http://www.newpaltz.edu/~hathaway/

Joyce, James. The Brazen Head. http://www.themodernworld.com/joyce/

James Joyce Center.  http://www.jamesjoyce.ie/home/

Kafka. Constructing Franz Kafka.   http://www.pitt.edu/~kafka/intro.html

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Maxine Hong Kingston. http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/kingston.htm

Lorca. Frederico Garcia Lorca: Poet, Artist, Martyr. http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/9820/lorca.html

Melville, Herman. Life and works of   http://www.melville.org/

Poe, Edgar Alan. Work of Edgar Alan Poe. http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/poe/poe.html

Poe Webliography. http://newark.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/poesites.html

Rowling, J.K. http://www.jkrowling.org/

Shakespeare, William. Complete Works. http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html

Mr. William Shakespeare on the Internet. http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/

Sites on Shakespeare & the Renaissance. http://www.uvic.ca/shakepeare/Annex/ShakSites1.html

Spenser. Edmund Spenser Homepage. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenser/main.htm

Stein. World of Gertrude Stein. http://www.ellensplace.net/gstein1.html

Steinbeck, John. Center for Steinbeck Studies. http://www2.sjsu.edu/steinbeck

Steinbeck: the California Novels. http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Steinbeck/

Twain. Mark Twain in his Times. http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/index2.html

Walker. Alice Walker WWW Links. http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/walker.htm

Whitman. The Whitman Project/Whitman Hypertext Archive. http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/whitman/

Wright, Richard. Richard Wright. http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/english/ms-writers/dir/wriht_richard/

Yeats, William Butler. W.B. Yeats. http://www.online-literature.com/yeats/

Literary Terms and Theory

Critical Concepts. http://www.ksu.edu/english/baker/english251/cc.htm#terms

Glossary of Literary Criticism.   http://www.sil.org/~radneyr/humanities/litcrit/gloss.htm

Glossary of Literary Terms. http://www.virtualsalt.com/litterms.htm

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples. http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html

Humanities Handbook. http://www.aug.edu/langlitcom/humanitiesHBK/handbook_htm/

Literary Encyclopedia & Literary Dictionary    http://www.litencyc.com/

Literary Terms. http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/

Writing & Composition

OWL (Online Writing Laboratory) Purdue U. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Principles of Composition   http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/composition.htm

Full Text Online Libraries

Athena: Authors & Texts. http://un2sg4.unige.ch/athena/html/authors.html

Bartleby.com   http://www.bartleby.com/

Bibliomania Short Stories and More...  http://www.bibliomania.com/0/5/frameset.html

Classic Reader. Read, Search, and annotate great literature. http://www.classicreader.com/

The Literature Network. Full-text books & author biographies. http://www.online-literature.com/

Online Books Page.   http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Short Stories at East of the Web. http://www.short-stories.co.uk/


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