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English 220: Introduction to Writing about Literature: Websites for Literary Research

Recommended Literary Websites

English Literature Links: another comprehensive list of sites, but restricted to literature and more clearly organized. Again, some of the links provided are more trustworthy and scholarly than others.

 
American Literature Sites: Professor Donna Campbell’s American Literature Site focuses on American Literature and includes lists of sites as well as sites devoted to researching 19th-century literature. A comprehensive index of American writers leads to lists of sites devoted to particular writers.
 
The Making of America Project (University of Michigan): a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
 
The Making of America Project (Cornell University): a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. 
 
Modern American Poetry: fantastic resource that includes primary texts along with biographies of poets and selections from reviews and prominent works of criticism.
 
The Walt Whitman Archive: an electronic research and teaching tool.
 
The William Blake Archive: a hypermedia archive.
 
The Victorian Web: literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria.
 
 
 
The Modernism Lab (Yale University): "a virtual space dedicated to collaborative research into the roots of literary modernism." 
 
 

Literary Tools

 

Shakespeare's Globe: take a virtual tour
 
Open Source Shakespeare: a digital concordance

Folger Digital Texts: searchable digital editions of selected Shakespeare plays.
 
Hyper-Concordance: digital concordances of Victorian writers, plus major British, Irish and American writers of other literary periods; includes the Bible.
 
For Better for Verse: An interactive learning tool for scanning traditionally metered English poetry