AMERICAN LIT RESOURCES

Here are some research links for students and others interested in American Literature.
 
  • American and English Literature Internet Resources (Winnie Shyam, Southern Connecticut State Univ.)

  • "This bibliography attempts to highlight some of the major internet sites for American and English Literature. Included are world wide web sites, gopher sites, listservs, newsgroups and homepages of various authors."
  • American Literature Anthology - Writers' Index (Dr. Bill Fleming, Sam Huston State Univ.)
  • American Literature On-Line Michael O'Conner, Univ of Missouri)
  • Amlit-L:American Literature Discussion Forum
  • American Treasures of the Library of Congress
  • The Archive: American Literature (English Department, Colorado Univ.-Boulder)
  • American Literary Resources (English Department, Colorado Univ.-Boulder)
  • Colonial to 1800 American Literature (English Department, Colorado Univ.-Boulder)
  • Early Nineteenth Century American Literature (English Department, Colorado Univ.-Boulder)
  • Late Nineteenth Century American Literature (English Department, Colorado Univ.-Boulder)
  • Modern American Literature (English Department, Colorado Univ.-Boulder)
  • Contemporary American Literature (English Department, Colorado Univ.-Boulder)
  • Authors on the Highway (BookWire and Publishers Weekly)

  • Author tours and literary events in the U.S.
  • Author's Pen (Books.com)

  • "Our listing now includes over 830 authors and we aren`t stopping any time soon. Book Stacks is
    dedicated to being your comprehensive resource for locating Authors on the Web. Our Author areas
    contain one or more homepages plus interviews, biographies and complete bibliographies. "
  • Classic American Authors (Mining Co.)
  • CWRL Literary Resources Page (CWRL's WWW project group, Univ. of Texas, Austin)

  • Gateway to the following interactive American Literature survey sites with online literay resources including etexts, student comments and analysis, transcripts of discussions:
  • Early American Literature 1600 - 1900, Resources for K-12 (James Madison University)

  • "Sources of texts, biography, criticism and lesson plans for teachers from the Colonial Period through the 19th century."
  • Electronic Poetry Centre, The (SUNY, Buffalo)

  • "The EPC serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics produced at the University at Buffalo as well as elsewhere on the Internet."
  • Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures (Georgetown)

  • "The Electronic Archives contain essays, syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for teaching the multiple literatures of the United States. The Archives are designed as a complementary resource to the electronic discussion list, T-AMLIT."
  • Essays on Teaching the American Literatures
  • Issues in Teaching the American Literatures
  • Archive of Teaching Materials
  • Heath Anthology Newsletter
  • Syllabus Library for Teaching the American Literatures
  • Collaborative Bibliographies in American Literature and Culture
  • Guide to Web Resources in American Literature
  • Integrative Platforms
  • Integrative E-Texts
  • English Internet Resources (Florida International Univ. English Dpt)
  • English Network Resources (Rhodes College, Memphis, TN)
  • English Server,The (English Dept. at Carnegie Mellon Univ.)

  • "The English Server is a cooperative which has been publishing humanities texts online since 1990. Today it offers over eighteen thousand works, covering a wide range of interests."
  • English Teachers' Links (Literature): Links to Literature Related Web Pages (Mark Dobbins, U Melbourne)

  • "This site has been designed specifically for teachers of secondary school English. Please use the links provided, remembering that they are intended to provide you with helpful starting points .... to help you begin browsing the Web and locating what you find useful ... Many of the files available below will provide starting points for those using computer technology in their English classrooms. I believe this web site has grown into a diverse and valuable set of resources. Thanks to all those English teachers who have contributed in any way. "
  • Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed writings (W Carson) "This page is intended to make available to a wider audience the writings of the Puritans, Scottish Divines and other Reformed

  • authors. Many of the sermons are in modern language. Featured authors include Richard Baxter, Samuel Rutherford, John Flavel,
    and many others. "
  • The Heath Anthology of American Literature - housed at Georgetown.
  • Library of Congress:
  • Library of Congress Home Page
  • American Memory (Historical Collections for the National Digital Library)
  • American Special Collections
  • Pulp Fiction Collection (Library of Congress)
  • A Literary Index: Internet Resources in Literature (Chris Flack,Vanderbilt U)

  • "A Literary Index provides both an overview and a review of the more significant collections of Internet literary resources of interest to scholars, students, and lovers of literature. This site is not intended to be an exhaustive index of all literary resources; rather it functions both as a descriptive meta-index to all things literary and as a review of the most important lists of literary resources and collections of literary links that proliferate on the Internet."
  • LitLinks (University of Alberta, Canada)

  • This site lists many of the best literary links on the web. While not exhaustive, it is representative and offers connections to other major online lists. The site includes categories such as:
  • Authors
  • E-Text Archives
  • Literary Cyberplaces
  • Theory: Lit, Hypertext, Cultural
  • Humanities Computing
  • Gender Issues
  • Jounals & E'zines
  • Literary Links: Beyond the MLA Biography (Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz )
  • Literary Resources on the Net (Jack Lynch, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

  • This site includes "a collection of links to sites on the Internet dealing especially with English and American literature, excluding single electronic texts, and is limited to collections of information useful to academics -- I've excluded most poetry journals, for instance."
  • Literary Resources -American
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Theory
  • Women's Literature & Feminism
  • Ethnicities & Nationalities
  • Bibliography & History of the Book
  • Hypertext
  • Literary Web: New Dimensions in Literature (School of Information Sciences, U. Tennessee, Knoxville) "The Literary Web is geared toward readers of fiction and poetry as well as those who write it, and those who teach it. Communication of great literature, whether in printed or electronic form, allows the power of ideas expressed by the author to be animated and shared within the community of readers."
  • Medical Humanities:Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database (New York University)

  • "The Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database is an annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, film, video and art which is being developed as a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource in MEDICAL HUMANITIES, for use in health/pre-health and liberal arts settings. "
  • Literature Database
  • Film/Video Database
  • Art Database
  • Online Literary Criticism Collection from the Internet Public Library
  • Outline of American Literature (Kathryn VanSpanckeren, USIA)
  • Pulitzer Prize Web Site
  • Resources For American LiteratureÅ@(Daniel Anderson, Univ of Texas at Austin)
  • American Literature Survey Site (Daniel Anderson, Univ of Texas at Austin)
  • An American Reader (Daniel Anderson, Univ of Texas at Austin)
  • SAC LitWeb (San Antonio College)
  • Soon's Historical Fiction Site
  • UTEL:University of Toronto English Library
  • History of the English Language
  • UTEL Authors Index
  • Major Works of Literature
  • Criticism and Theory Resources
  • Voices From the Gaps: Women Writers of Color (Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Voice of the Shuttle American Literature PagesÅ@(Alan Liu, UCSB)
  • Announcements & New Links
  • Colonial
  • Nineteenth-Century
  • Modern American
  • Contemporary American
  • Minority Literatures
  • Literary Theory - Voice of the Shuttle
  • Wildernet: American Environment and American Culture (Yale Univ.)
  • World Wide Web Resources -- English and American Literature (University of Kentucky)
  • WWW Resources for English and American Literature (Indiana U Libraries Research Collections)

  • Information on various topics in English and American Literature can be found here. This site also contains information on the origin and evolution of fairy tales, European medieval drama as well as numerous sites related to writing.
  • The Yellow Pages (Univ. of Virginia American Studies Site)
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Literature
  • Philosophy/Religion
  • Popular Culture
  • Social Studies
  • Science/Technology

  • Anthology Companion Sites

  • Norton WebSource to American Literature
  • Bedford Links to Resources in Literature
  • Heath Anthology of American Lit Resources
  • Heath Vol II Resources
  • Prentice-Hall Anthology of American Lit, II
  • American Literature: A Prentice-Hall Anthology, II

  • General Humanities Sites

  • Top Humanities Websites (National Endowment for the Humanities).