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  • The European House of Photography, situated in the historic heart of Paris, is a major center for contemporary photographic art.

  • Founded in 1997, the biennial and its related activities are an initiative of the International Foundation of Manifesta in Amsterdam. It is the only itinerant biennial in the world, and its parameters change every two years.

  • Born 1921 in France

  • Born in United States

  • In Britain and Europe, neo-Marxist approaches were common among media theorists from the late '60s until the early '80s, and Marxist influences, though less dominant, remain widespread. . . These notes are intended to provide a guide to some key concepts.

  • A brief online seminar from Illinois State University.

  • Contains the texts of books and pamphlets by Mark, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, and others.

  • maxfilmpro is a global resource guide for film, television, commercial and video production.

  • Born 1945 in United States

  • Contains bibliographies and other resources of mostly English-language material on Chinese literature, film, art, and culture.

  • Media Workshop New York was founded in 1994 to tackle the challenge of designing effective professional development models as we help teachers connect new media and technology to their curriculum in creative and critical ways.

  • Resources on a variety of theorists and schools of theory. Includes articles, bibliographies, and links ot other resources.

  • Founded in 2004, the main idea of the biennale is mediation, a dialogue between different cultures of the world, based on the experience and exploration of the culture and art of Central Europe.

  • A comprehensive collection of links covering all facets of medieval performance.

  • A well-organized and categorized set of links to reliable sites on various facets of medieval drama, dance and song.

  • Digital library of full-text resources.

  • Sources included are primarily for Western Medieval subjects, with a few Late Antique and Byzantine sites.

  • Research guide to print and online sources.

  • Site includes an introduction to paleography, medieval scribes and authors, manuscripts, decorations, tools, and a variety of links to additional resources.

  • Provides an in-depth look at various aspects of Hinduism. Site mounted to accompany an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, running through February 24, 2002.

  • Born 1952 in England

  • Established in 1988, the Fair is held biennially and is the leading art fair and public exposition in the Asia Pacific region and one of Australias most significant exhibitions of contemporary visual art.

  • Official website of the Mennonite Church USA.

  • Mennonite Life is an illustrated, on-line quarterly, published by Bethel College devoted to exploring and developing Mennonite experience.

  • Online version of "an inter-Mennonite newspaper published weekly since 1923."

  • Searchable online thesaurus.

  • Site clarifies differences between popular and scholarly metaphysics, and provides links to both kinds.

  • A broad collection of web articles devoted to all aspects of religion, myth, occultism, and spirituality.

  • Official home page of the Methodist Church of Great Britain.

  • Information on collections, special exhibitions and events, and featuring 3,500 works from the collection which can be viewed online

  • The Museum's Department of Photographs surveys the history of photography from its invention to the present. This collection of more than 15,000 works is largely European and American, with some representation of other parts of the world, particularly Japan.

  • January 30-May 20, 2001

  • Established in 2004, the Fair is Latin America's most important contemporary art fair and its mission is to create a forum for new ideas and proposals.

  • Established in 1995, MiArt is an international modern and contemporary art fair which turns the city into a prestigious showcase for art and a point of reference for collectors, gallery operators, artists and curators.

  • MSU's "Comic Art Collection holds over 150,000 items. Most of these items are comic books, but also included are nearly 1,000 books of collected newspaper comic strips, and several thousand books and periodicals about comics. Although some archival material and a few dozen pieces of original comic book and comic strip art are held, the focus of the collection is on published work, in an effort to present a complete picture of what the audience has seen over the years of the twentieth century.

  • Michigan Quarterly Review, founded in 1962, is the University of Michigan's flagship journal, publishing each season a collection of essays, interviews, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews.

  • Columbia University Libraries guide to online resources.

  • Offers an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a bibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and an associatedcollection of links.

  • A searchable index covering the issues from 1977 through 2005. The Millennium Film Journal is dedicated to avant-garde cinema theory and practice, where the term "cinema" includes all technologies of the moving image. Some of the issues may be accessed at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

  • Founded in 1983 with the focus to sustain an interest in all phases of miniature books, to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to serve as a clearing house for information about miniature books. The Society holds an annual gathering of MBS members, and these annual meetings are referred to as Conclaves and are held in a different place every year. In addition to the Book Fair, there are speakers, workshops, tours, auctions, book swap meet, and other fun things to do.

  • A collection of links about cyberpunk as both a science-fiction subgenre and a reflection of the evolving digital culture.

  • "Mississippi Review is a national literary magazine published twice yearly in print, and quarterly on the web. Among the writers MR has published in recent years are Jamaica Kinkaid, Derek Wolcott, Tom Drury, John Barth, Rick Bass, Padgett Powell,Barry Hannah, Martin Amis, Roddy Doyle, Will Self, Margaret Atwood, Robert Olen Butler, Susan Minot, Thom Jones, Paul Auster, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tomaz Salamun, William Gibson, and hundreds of others."

  • "Welcome to the Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. This site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993."

  • The Language map "uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States."

  • Established in 2007 by Ontario College of Art and Design, the Mobile Digital Commons Network, and the Canadian Design Research Network the Conference investigates design methods for locative technologies, devices and games, showcasing international research, design, and engineering.

  • A multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000). This massive site devoted to critical information and resources on American poets contains analyses of poems, biographical information on poets, relevant illustrations, drafts of poems, bibliographies, historical background, statements on poetics, interviews, mini-essays on important issues pertinent to the poet, book reviews, archival resources, and study questions.

  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related resources.

  • Contains biographical information, criticism, a bibliography, and links to related resources.

  • Provides links and related background material.

  • Biographies and bibliographies of writers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

  • This heterogenous collection contains fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present, arranged for browsing by author's last name or by category of interest.

  • Searchable and browseable collection of full text works by African American authors. From the University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center.

  • The Photo Library welcomes both researchers and members of the public who are interested in photography.

  • Established in 1986, the Fair is organized by Sanford L. Smith & Associates presenting furniture, decorative arts, ceramics, jewelry, fine art and architectural design.

  • Born 1960 in Australia

  • Online resources for the study of Christian women's religious communities in medieval Europe.

  • In 2007, the sheer scale of the Grand Palais inspired a truly gigantic idea of each year inviting a major artist to create a work specially for the enormous volumes offered by the Nave.

  • "Ghost stories and strange folktales of the American South."

  • Database features bibliograpic records of over 1,000 "underground" comic books.

  • An electronic mailing list devoted to reader's advisory topics including collection development issues,bibliographies and book discussions.

  • Founded in 2005 the biennale is organized by a group of international curators and presented by the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communication, the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, and the Moscow Biennale Art Foundation.

  • The Moscow House of Photography maintains a large collection of old and contemporary Russian photographic masterpieces and houses the first Russian library of photographic books.

  • "The Mother Goose Society was founded in 1987 to encourage a love for the warm tradition of Mother Goose rhymes and Mother Goose's comforting embrace and to promote the annual celebration of Mother Goose Day (May 1st)."

  • The foremost gateway to Shakespeare on the Internet. The sitemap reveals paths to e-texts of the plays, criticism, biographical and historical info, original source material, pop culture uses of Shakespeare, & more. Also includes: " Shakespeare Timeline " A Shakespeare genealogy " Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare " Prefatory materials from the First Folio.

  • Full-text electronic journal of poetry from the University of North Florida. Complete archive.

  • Born 1942 in Spain

  • A great collection of over 100,000 photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • The Museums collections allow us to retrace the history of photography, in all its aspects, from the technical and artistic to its social and popular usage. They comprise almost six million appliances and optical objects and more than two million images on various materials.

  • The Museum, founded in 1987, initially concentrated on contemporary Danish photography. Its collection has since expanded, and attention is also bestowed on international photography, particularly that coming from Scandinavia, North and South America and Eastern Europe.

  • The Museum is a stimulating and innovative forum for the creation, collection, and examination of photographically related images, objects, and ideas.

  • The Photography Collection comprises about 55,000 positives and 30,000 negatives in which the beginnings and development of Czech photography is followed.

  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was one of the earliest museums in the country to collect photography, initiated in 1924 when Alfred Stieglitz donated twenty-seven of his photographs.

  • The Museum's holdings of more than 25,000 works dating from approximately 1840 to the present constitute one of the most important collections of photography in the world.

  • The Museum's collection encompasses the full spectrum of the photographic medium, as well as materials and documents related to the history and process of photography.

  • The Photography collection consists of more than 500,000 prints and negatives that document New York City and its inhabitants from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

  • Called the "booklover's guide to mysteries and thriller," this site offers features in the following categories: Mystery Authors & Books,Suspense & Thrillers, Crime & Noir,Book Reviews, Author Interviews,Reference & Recommendations,Awards & Top 10 Lists, Books Into Movies, Links.

  • Site of an Milwaukee bookstore which features numerous informal interviews with contemporary mystery and suspense authors.

  • This organization, "the largest mystery fan/reader organization in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics,editors, publishers, and writers."

  • "Information on traditional and modern spiritualities."

  • Electronic texts listed by category.

  • The homepage of "a non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantasy and mythic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. Members of the Mythopoeic Society include scholars, writers, and readers of mythic and fantasy literature. The Society sponsors anannual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon), Discussion and Special InterestGroups, the Mythopoeic Awards, and three periodical publications."

  • A collection of links organized by region and language group.

  • An electronic version of the 1916 work by MArie L. McLaughlin.

  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related sources.From the Modem American Poetry site.

  • Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit international group of invited members including galleries, art professionals, independent curators, and established gallery directors.

  • Organized in 2008 by Nam June Paik Art Center, the Festival celebrates video art produced by international artists.

  • The Nara City Museum of Photography, designed by Kisho Kurokawa, is a focal point highlighting and preserving the Citys culture.

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