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Literature and Theory

Eras and Movements
  • The Modernist Journals Project aims to be a major resource for the study of modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The historical scope of the project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922, and a geographical range that extends to wherever English language periodicals were published
  • Furness Shakespeare Library A selection of primary and secondary sources, including both texts and images, that illuminate the theater, literature, and history of Shakespeare, Shakespearean texts, theatrical production, and criticism
  • English Renaissance in Context designed to provide scholars and students at a variety of levels with access to major texts of the English Renaissance in their original versions
Classical Literatures
  • Internet Classics Archive 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation
  • Chinese Classical Literature contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology. No Chinese software is necessary - characters are displayed as images. Links to English translations are included for most works.
  • Japanese Literature Homepage Japanese literary history, works, references, and links to other sites
  • History of Japanese Literature introduction to Japanese Literature from Masahide Kanzaki. Based on The Pocket Japan.

  • PennSound New and archival recordings of poetry readings and discussions with poets
  • Electronic Poetry Center Large collection of poetry and poetry related texts in English, devoted to "innovative writing"
  • Sonnet Central an archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant web links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work
  • from the American Academy of Poets. Contains "thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly"
  • Favorite Poems Project Video archive of Americans reciting their favorite poems
  • Poetry 180 designed for high school students, offers a poem a day for the 180 days in the American school year

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Women's Studies
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