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  • This site provides access to over 3500 recordings of literary figures who have participated in Naropa University's Writing Programs since 1974. Includes Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Diane DiPrima and more.
  • Online fiction, nonfiction, and interviews. Requires free subscription.
  • A survey from Poems, Plays, and Prose: a Guide to Literary Theory by Manfred Jahn, University of Cologne.
  • "Palaeography is the study of old handwriting. This web tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800. . . . At first glance, many documents written at this time look illegible to the modern reader. By reading the practical tips and working through the documents in the Tutorial in order of difficulty, you will find that it becomes much easier to read old handwriting. You can find more documents on which to practice your skills in the further practice section."
  • Childreen's book reviews 2003 - present.
  • Founded in 2000 and held at Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum, the triennial brings together the experimental designs and emerging ideas at the center of American culture.
  • Today after more than a century the mission of National Geographic Society grows in urgency and scope. The Society continues to develop new and exciting vehicles for broadening its reach and enhancing its legendary ability to bring the world to its millions of members.
  • The Museum's renowned collection includes more than three million items of historical, social and cultural value.
  • Graphically compares the nations of the world.
  • This website provides information on Native American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites. Currentlythe website primarily contains information on contemporary Native American authors...
  • Directory of resources.
  • This site provides "a compendium of online materials about more than 800 indigenous languages of the Western Hemisphere and the people that speak them."
  • Born 1941 in United States
  • The Nederlands Fotomuseum occupies a unique position with its multifaceted collection of negatives, transparencies and prints from 70 Dutch photographers.
  • Born 1957 in Iran
  • Directory of Links dealing with all caspects of medieval life, literature, and culture.
  • A collective of more than 50 filmmakers from across the United States representing over 100 films with a strong commitment to promoting diversity within the membership of New Day and within the content of the media we distribute.
  • The first annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and zines offered for sale by over 70 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers.
  • A free contact directory for the New York City filmmaking and media community.
  • Founded in 1992 on a belief that a top quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. Each year hundreds of students of all occupations, races, ethnicities, and of a wide range of ages from around the world benefit from the extraordinary education offered at the New York Film Academy.
  • "The New York Folklore Society recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary in everyday life, bringing focus to the traditions of our states diverse peoples. NYFS is the leading resource for folklore and folklife by disseminating research and information throughout the state."
  • Artists' Fellowships are awarded in 16 different disciplines over a two year period. The Film category accepts work that has been initially shot with a film camera. Filmed material that has been transferred to videocassette or computer for editing and processing is acceptable.The Video category accepts work in video or any work in which video or video techniques are pivotal, if not exclusive.
  • Founded as a residence school, NYI has offered home study training since 1922. In 1975 the school became exclusively a distance education program. The school's Complete Course in Professional Photography consists of printed lessons enriched by dozens of audiotapes and videotapes. Students submit Photo Projects that are evaluated for the student on audio tape by working professional photographers, bringing the classroom right into the student's home.
  • A collaboration of artists, producers, distributors, consumers, and press in an attempt to lend exposure to new gifted artists. List of current years winner's only.
  • The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993. NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit. The festival hosts film, music and art events in the two entertainment capitals of the United States: New York and Los Angeles.
  • The Photography Collection contains nearly 300,000 original photographic prints, representing an international range of photographers and comprising a thorough survey of subjects and processes.
  • Contains select full-text articles.
  • Site promotes New Zealand poets and poetry and serves as a gateway to poetry in the Pacific region.
  • The NZETC, at the Victoria University at Wellington, was designed "to create a sustainable, optimally usable, and free online library of New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials."
  • Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • It gives independent filmmakers the chance to show their work directly to the public and gives New York audiences the opportunity to see outstanding new films...
  • NIFCO was founded in 1975 by a group of filmmakers who wanted to ensure that the means of film production were available to artists working in the province. The co-op now houses a complete production facility, including digital and analog editing suites, a mixing theatre, and an animation stand.
  • Each issue of Next Level is centered around a theme, which is then explored by new and established artists and writers in collaboration with Next Level to produce their own personal interpretation.
  • A good source for biographical information on Nietzsche.
  • The Nietzsche Circle is a rich site devoted to the promotion of Nietzsches aesthetic theory and, more generally, to the question of the value of art for life. It includes essays, interviews, book reviews, and an electronic journal, Hyperion.
  • Digital and underwater photography classes designed for amateur and advanced photographers, offered in major U.S. cities.
  • Born 1938 in Austria
  • This site "is a project in collaborative scholarship with a database now containing over 16,000 records representing the work of over 5,000 women. It evolved out of a small bibliography begun early in 1995. This project was posted in June of 1995 in order to take advantage of possibilities inherent in the World Wide Web to do some sorts of academic work more effectively than can be done in other media.
  • "The North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS) was founded in San Francisco in December 1987 to promote the study of the history of the many disciplines concerned with language. These include linguistics and subfields within anthropology, cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc."
  • NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication for nature appreciation and environmental protection. It also provides education and inspiration, gathers and disseminates information, and develops standards for all persons interested in the field of nature photography.
  • Northlight Gallery presents photographic exhibitions of contemporary and historical significance.
  • NW Film Center is a regional media arts organization founded to encourage the study and appreciation of the moving image arts foster their artistic and professional excellence and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education and information programs. The Film Center is a component of the Portland Art Museum.
  • Founded in 1995 by filmmakers Jamie Hook and Deborah Girdwood, NWFF is a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to becoming the nation's leading center for film artists.
  • A search engine designed to help readers locate authors and titles of interest. Available at all NYPL Locations and from home with a valid NYPL library card.
  • A search engine designed to help readers locate authors and titles of interest. Available at all NYPL locations and from home with a valid NYPL library card.
  • Books to Remember, Best of Reference, and topical lists created by NYPL librarians.
  • A compendium of Oriental and Theosophical terms, by G. de Purucker.Second and Revised Edition copyright ? 1996 by Theosophical University Press (print version also available) First Edition published by Rider & Co., London, 1933.
  • Born 1953 in Germany
  • Links to the web pages of various religious bodies, from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford Seminary.
  • Based in Montreal, Offscreen is a wide-ranging film journal that covers film festivals, retrospectives, film forums, and both popular and more academic events.
  • The mission of the organization is to ensure freedom of expression through the art of independent media in the larger struggle for social justice and equality. IP accomplishes its mission by supporting emerging media artists through a variety of programs and services, and by providing a consistent, reputable venue for media work the public would not otherwise see (especially in Ohio).
  • The photography program at Ohio University is in its fifth decade. It is the oldest degree-granting program in photography at a major university in the country. Its legacy stems from the historically renowned Clarence White School of Photography in New York, which was re-established here in 1948 by his son, Clarence White, Jr.
  • Founded in 1960, the Salon was an event presenting solely the art scene of Serbia and Montenegro. This changed in 2004 when it was decided that the future Salons should be international in character with the purpose to engage in dialogue with the international art scene.
  • "This page provides access to Old French texts and information about the literature, all of which is classified according to century. Some of the documents are in English, some in Old French and others in Modern French translation. Many of the links listed in this website are individual pages from other websites forming entire collections of French literature."
  • An electronic version of the 1901 book by Zitkala-Sa.
  • Another source for e-texts which include plays, accessible by author, title and subject.
  • Serves as an index to more than 18,000 public domain books on the web, searchable by author, title, and subject.
  • "The basic sources of this work are Weekley's 'An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English,' Klein's 'A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language,' 'Oxford English Dictionary' (second edition), 'Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology,' Kluge's 'Etymologisches Worterbuch der Englischen Sprache,' Ayto's '20th Century Words,' and Chapman's 1Dictionary of American Slang.' "
  • A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization. Searchable and browsable.
  • Audio and videos with transcripts of PBS NewsHour reports on contemporary poets and poetry.
  • Extensive directory of links to "illustrators whose primary design style would be suited to and sought for use in the children's market."
  • Extensive directory of links to "sites about the authors of books for children and these authors' works, arranged alphabetically by the authors' names."
  • Born 1938 in United States
  • Quarterly journal of fiction and poetry, begun in 1994. Contains links to academic and independent literary websites.
  • Offers articles on the medieval period.
  • "Other Voices is an award-winning, electronic journal of cultural criticism published at the University of Pennsylvania. Founded in March 1997, Other Voices regularly publishes provocative essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, lecture transcriptions, audio lectures, multimedia projects, translations and reviews in the arts and humanities."
  • Born 1957 in United States
  • Provides links to full-text, commentaries, and other resources.
  • Recommended booklists, starred reviews, genre resources and an extensive list of reader's advisory sites.
  • Tabular information arranged by religion or region.
  • Searchable dictionary of English-language word origins.
  • Currently, the OTA's holdings of high-quality, well-documented electronic texts include 2500 titles in 25 languages. These include the works of individual authorsm reference works, and a range of linguistic corpora.
  • Over 900 full-text editions of papers presents at the 20th Century Congress of Philosophy. Includes subject index and search function.
  • 1932-2006 Korea-United States
  • Born 1945 in United States
  • A non-profit visual arts organization dedicated to the enrichment of life through exhibitions, community programs, workshops and other educational activities that promote the arts of photography and digital imaging.
  • Founded and held in Panamas Museum of Contemporary Art since 1992 the Biennial has experienced a process of constant renovation, from its initial stages as a painting competition to its present status as a contemporary art exhibition that includes all artistic media.
  • This site "showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site currently [2005] contains digital images of over 750,000 pages from 34 publications."
  • "The Papyri Pages focus on topics relating to ancient Egyptian papyri and the history and archaeology of "books" and writing in general. They include an exhibit, texts, and links to related sites."
  • About.com's page of links to resources concerning paranormal phenomena.
  • Established in 1997, the Fair offers a deep and broad view of the medium, with the best of fine art photography from the earliest days until now and a forward-looking survey of what is happening in this art form today.
  • In 1984 French photographer Pierre-Yves Mahe, impassioned by innovative techniques, founded Speos, a photography school with an international vocation. In 1991 Speos introduced professional training courses for companies and photographers who needed to acquire new technology skills in a profession in transition.
  • Contains more than 300 author interviews from the Paris Review.
  • Parsons' BFA in Photography and its new MFA in Photography educate students about the evolving creative position of the photographer today.

  • "Passport was created from an United States perspective and defines international children's literature as anything outside of your borders. Passport regards international literature as distinct from multicultural literature. International children's literature is the body of books originally published in one country and later published in another country." Provided relevant annotated links.
  • The Fund supports media activism and grassroots organizing by funding the pre-production and distribution of social issue film and video projects and the production and distribution of radio projects, made by local, state, national or international organizations and individual media producers.
  • Born 1962 in United States

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