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English Literature Dictionary and Glossary for students

English Literature Dictionary and Glossary for students

Source of definitions for terms, concepts, and theories related to English Literature. A brief biography of many well-known authors has also been included.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature; Reference–Dictionaries–Glossaries; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Biographies; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Reference–Dictionaries

Internet Shakespeare Editions: Shakespeare’s Life and Times

Internet Shakespeare Editions: Shakespeare’s Life and Times

The Internet Shakespeare Editions present this extensive site on Shakespeare’s life and times. “Topics covered include Shakespeare’s life, the stages he wrote for, and the context of the society of his time, the politics and history, the background of ideas and religion, the dramatic tradition he was part of, the literary background, and the music …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare

Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Michigan Authors and Illustrators

This is a database of “information on authors and illustrators born in Michigan, who live in Michigan, or who have written books about or set in Michigan. Each entry includes biographical information, and lists of works by the person.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Midwest -Eastern (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin)

Gale’s Literary Index

Gale’s Literary Index

A free index of the Gale Literature Criticism Series searchable by author, title, or by author’s nationality or date of birth. Full text of Gale sources are not available online, but searches provide comprehensive listings of volumes containing relevant information. You will need to visit your local public or college library to view the actual vo …
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature

ipl: Shakespeare Bookshelf

ipl2: Shakespeare Bookshelf

Quick links to the complete works of William Shakespeare, plus study guides, discussion groups, glossary and criticism.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors–Shakespeare; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Classical Literature; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Reading And Writing–Authors

Open Source Shakespeare

Open Source Shakespeare

“An experiment in literary technology. Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free website containing Shakespeare’s complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind.” Search for specific words in plays using the concordance, search for phrases or lines using the keyword search, or search by cha …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–English Literature; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Drama/Plays; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature

Cassiodorus

Cassiodorus

An online book about the life and literary works of Roman statesman and monk, Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator, born c. 490, d. c. 585. Links related to Cassiodorus’ “Institutiones” and other works are also provided.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–Classical Literature–Latin Literature; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Topic–History, Biography & Geography; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Region–Imperial Rome–Rome & Christianity

Books – The Atlantic

Books – The Atlantic

Contains contemporary and classic poetry and fiction, as well as audio and video files of poets reading their work, and interviews from the print version of the magazine.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Reading And Writing–Poetry; Reading And Writing–Authors

Scansion: The Down and Dirty Guide to Scanning Verse: Some Hints to Help with Sounding Shakespeare’s Words

Scansion: The Down and Dirty Guide to Scanning Verse: Some Hints to Help with Sounding Shakespeare’s Words

A tool to help speakers sound out the works of Shakespeare. “This guide assumes nothing. It is written for beginners. Scholarly reference is kept to a minimum, and technical terminology is usually avoided.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; Reading And Writing–Poetry

Nom de Guerre

Nom de Guerre

A “definitive” list of the real and/or full names for hundreds of celebrities, historical figures, writers, and fictional characters. Entries are listed alphabetically by pseudonym, and some contain brief biographical information.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Reference–Biographies; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Pop Culture

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

This site offers access to lots of scholarly materials about Shakespeare and his works. You can find out about the Renaissance, Shakespeare’s life, Shakespearean festivals, and all the plays and non-dramatic poetry.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Pop Culture–Theater–Plays; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature – A Research and Reference Guide

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature – A Research and Reference Guide

Detailed guide to finding literary criticism and commentary about American authors. Arranged by literary periods and includes introductions and general bibliographies for each period.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Literature By Time Period

LitLinks

LitLinks

Includes short biographies and web links to resources for a multitude of authors, past and present. Search for authors or browse alphabetically by last name.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism

William Blake Archive

William Blake Archive

William Blake’s works including paintings and books are available, along with a biography and chronology of his life and works.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts

Rossetti Archive

Rossetti Archive

Provides access to most, if not all, of the visual and written works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in order to support scholarly study of the artist.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts

Banned Books: Shakespeare Censored!

Banned Books: Shakespeare Censored!

Learn about “past and current attempts to censor William Shakespeare’s canon of work” in this online exhibit created by librarians at Occidental College in honor of Banned Books Week. Special attention is paid to The Merchant of Venice and Thomas Bowdler, who published censored versions of Shakespeare’s works considered “more appropriate for women …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; Arts & Humanities–Libraries–Issues–Censorship–Banned Books

Famous Poets and Poems

Famous Poets and Poems

Browse among 550 popular poets and 22,000 poems. Find portraits, short biographies, quotes, bibliographies and links to other resources dedicated to a particular poet. Poets are organized by name, birth date, nationality, and other factors.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry

Voices from the Gaps

Voices from the Gaps

Promotes women writers and artists of color. Designed and maintained by University of Minnesota and contains biographies and literary analysis of the artists’ work. Also has blogs from the artists and recorded interviews. A good place to start research about these artists and writers.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Criticism; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Writing; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Criticism; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Painting

The Web of American Transcendentalism

The Web of American Transcendentalism

This site contains a wealth of information about the roots, influences, and works of the American Transcendentalist writers. Includes a thorough list of links to Transcendentalist authors and their texts, extensive background information and criticism on their ideas and philosophy, and links to additional web resources and bibliographies. From th …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Literature By Time Period

Barnes & Noble.com – Meet the Writers

Barnes & Noble.com – Meet the Writers

This site includes author biographies for all writers previously featured on this page, links to their books on the Barnes and Noble web site, book recommendations by the authors, and lists of winners for the National Book Award for fiction and nonfication and for the Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Awards.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

The official site of author Ray Bradbury. Learn more about Bradbury, read articles about and essays by him, get a peek at excerpts from his many books, watch video interviews, and participate on the message board.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Reading And Writing–Authors

The Shakespeare Art Museum

The Shakespeare Art Museum

Featuring the writings and visual works (oil paintings, graphics, and watercolors) of visual artist Hannah Tompkins, these works based on the plays and themes of William Shakespeare were displayed at the Shakespeare Art Museum in Ashland Oregon. The Museum was founded in 1984 as a non-profit organization by Wolf Tomkins and Hannah Tompkins. “At th …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors–Shakespeare; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Painting

Japanese Authors and Works

Japanese Authors and Works

Contains lists of Japanese authors organized by time period and alphabetically, 1945-present. An overview of literary history in the pre-modern and modern period is also available with regularly updataed news relating to Japanese literature.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Literature By Time Period

Bohemian Ink

Bohemian Ink

This includes biographies of writers and poets (as well as links to other biographies which may be more extensive) who fall under such categories as absurdist, postmodernist, beat poet, etc. It also includes links to some of their works, photographs, and links to other related web resources such as newsgroups, scholarly papers based on the author/ …
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors

Today in Literature

Today in Literature

“Today in Literature features a new original biographical story each calendar day about the great writers, books, and events in literary history. Our articles are supplemented with links to recommended websites where you fill find author biographies, electroinic texts, reviews, quotes and other reference materials of interest to avid readers, memb …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors

The Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets

“The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The largest organization in the country dedicated specifically to the art of poetry, the Academy sponsors programs nationally.”
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Poetry

Avi

Avi

The official website for Newbery Award-winning author Avi.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Reading Zone–Authors A-K

Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp

Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp

This is a multimedia time line of the works of the sculptor, painter, and author, Marcel Duchamp. Through animation, you can interact with Duchamp’s artworks and learn of Duchamp’s philosophies. Look for the bibliography at the end of the time line.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors; Reference–Biographies–Artists & Architects; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Sculpture; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Painting

Ernest Hemingway at 100

Ernest Hemingway at 100

This project, produced by the Kansas City Star, provides information on Hemingway’s time in Kansas City, a guide to his work accomplished in Kansas City, and the text of articles attributed to Hemingway that appeared in the Kansas City Star from 1917 to 1918.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Midwest -Western (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Fiction & Poetry – The Atlantic

Fiction & Poetry – The Atlantic

Contains contemporary and classic poetry and fiction, as well as audio and video files of poets reading their work, and interviews from the print version of the magazine.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts And Humanities–Online Texts–Poetry; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Reading And Writing–Poetry; Reading And Writing–Authors

Native American Authors

Native American Authors

This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.
Site is browsable by author, title and tribe.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Authors; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Native American

SAWNET Bookshelf

SAWNET Bookshelf

This is an excellent resource for books written by South Asian women. The site organizes books by category (fiction, non-fiction, anthology, cookbook, etc.), lists authors, and provides information on bookstores, book clubs, magazines and more. It also provides book reviews, interviews and other information for some books. It is put together by SAW …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women–Careers; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Asian & Pacific/Asian-American

Poets and Writers

Poets and Writers

“Poets & Writers (P&W) believes in literature’s fundamental contribution to contemporary culture. For the past 29 years, P&W has focused on the source of literature, providing support and exposure to writers at all stages in their development. P&W assists authors in their search for career-related information, outlets for their work, opportunities …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Authors; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Writing