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  • Bibliography from the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.
  • Presents serious, scholarly studies of early Christian writings and their social world.
  • "Links, lesson plans, clip art, coloring pages,crossword puzzles, newsletterfor Catholic catechists,teachers, DREs, parents and all involvedin the education of the faith."
  • Links to general and specialized Buddhist resources, including material on Zen, Chinese Buddhism, Yogacara Buddhism, and various Buddhist sutras.
  • Guide (in German) to many European Classics websites.
  • "The Revealer is a daily review of religion in the news and the news about religion."
  • Lists a variety of resources useful to rhetoricians.
  • "The Rhetorica Network offers analysis and commentary about the rhetoric, propaganda, and spin of journalism andpolitics, including analysis of presidential speeches and election campaigns. This site features the Rhetorica: Press-Politics Journal web log, Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2004, comprehensive news media links, a rhetoric textbook, a primer of critical techniques, and information for voters. The character of Rhetorica represents the purposes and canonsof classical rhetoric."
  • Developed by the legendary Harry Callahan, photography programs have a proud history at RISD. The department offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
  • Born 1962 in Switzerland
  • A database of texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information about the Robin Hood stories and other outlaw texts.
  • RIT offers the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in imaging arts emphasizing a broad interpretation of photography as an art form. It is rooted in the belief that the study of imaging as a fine art can be enhanced by the study of imaging as an applied art, as a liberal art and as a technical art.
  • RMSP provides high quality, up-to-date photography education for students, and strives for teaching excellence founded on our deep passion for photography.
  • Critical analysis of the depiction of Native Americans in James Fenimore Cooper and Mark Twain.
  • Devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture.
  • Website "devoted to using computer technologies to investigate critically the languages, cultures, histories, and theories of Romanticism."
  • An international refereed electronic journal devoted to British Romantic studies.
  • A free, downloadable software package that "will help you find the Greek and Latin roots of thousands of words in the English language. . .the hypertext links make it fast and easy to use. The Dictionary also contains background on the history of English and details on the sources of individual words."
  • "Fifty to ninety percent of the world's languages are predicted to disappear in the next century, many with little or no significant documentation." This site currently archives more than 1200 language samples, descriptions, texts, analytic materials and audio files and is searchable by language, family tree, or country.
  • Born in United States
  • This magnificent collection of over 150,000 photographs, books, items of equipment and other unique material, covers the whole evolution of photography and the variety of photographic processes, illustrated by the work of such early pioneers as Talbot, Fenton, Cameron and Robinson.
  • The Museum owns over 120,000 negatives, pictures and a collection of cameras.
  • Numerous links to English Literature websites covering the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century.
  • Links to chronologies, outlines, and other resources. From San Antonio College.
  • Links to texts, commentaries, and other resources.
  • Icelandic medieval literature: images of books and manuscripts published before 1901. Available in English and Icelandic interfaces.
  • Images of books and manuscripts published before 1901. "The material will consist of the entire range of Icelandic family sagas. It will also include a very large portion of Germanic/Nordic mythology (the Eddas), the history of Norwegian kings, contemporary sagas and tales from the European age of chivalry. A great number of manuscripts contain Icelandic ballads, poetry or epigrams. These Collections are kept in The National and University Library of Iceland, The Arni Magnusson Institute in Iceland and in the Fiske Icelandic Collection at Cornell University.
  • Daily book reviews, interviews with writers, and a weekly list of reading recommendations by celebrated authors. Subscription requred.
  • An electronic journal of poetry and reviews. Published three times a year.
  • Founded in 1974, SFCAMERAWORK encourages emerging and mid-career artists to explore new directions in photography and related media by fostering creative forms of expression that push existing boundaries.
  • Pursuing a career as an artist is a significant and exciting decision. The San Francisco Art Institutes focus on skills, experimentation, and active dialogue make it a perfect place to explore and emerge as the artist you want to become.
  • The Santa Fe Workshops is committed to providing a nurturing, positive, challenging, and experiential photographic and digital environment in which imagemakers of all skill levels, ages, and nationalities can explore and achieve their potential.
  • Born 1965 in United States
  • Born 1954 in United States
  • Born 1939 in United States
  • The photography department is continually redefining "fine art photography" in an expanding and openly creative way. The department relates to all the other areas in the School in an atmosphere of cross-fertilization and evolution.
  • SVA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Photography.
  • "This site is a comprehensive bibliography of science-fiction and fantasy authors and their books. The database also contains links to official and fan sites of various authors where they exist. Updated monthly with the latest books and new authors. . ."
  • "An online index to over 60,000 historical and critical items about science fiction, fantasy and horror." Can be searched by author, title, imprint, or subject.
  • This is the site of "one of the most effective non-profit writers' organizations in existence. Over 1200 sf and fantasy writers, artists, editors, and allied professionals aremembers."
  • This diverse directory of science fiction sites includes art and artists, authors, awards, comics, animation, conventions, costuming, magazines and e-zines, fandom, movies, music, television, and more.
  • Established in 2002 and held in Basel, Hamptons, London, Miami and New York Scopes mission is to broaden the art world by presenting cutting-edge contemporary art and emerging culture.
  • "Mobilizing students for a new Enlightenment."
  • "The Secular Coalition for America is a new lobbying organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States."
  • An educational nonprofit organization whose "adopted mission is to defend andpromote metaphysical naturalism, the view that our natural world is all that there is, a closed system in no need of an explanation and sufficient unto itself. To that end we publish the very best secular books, essays, papers,articles and reviews."
  • Bibliographic guide offering primary and secondary sources.
  • Directory of links grouped according to categories which include: Primers, Resources, Corollary Sites, Conferences, General Readings, Critical Theorists, and Communication Theory. From the University of Colorado at Denver School of Education.
  • A guide to semiotics from the perspective of media studies. Contains a number of relevant links.
  • An online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema. We believe cinema is an art that can take many forms, from the industrially-produced blockbuster to the hand-crafted experimental work.
  • "The SF Hub is based on the wealth of research resources in the Science Fiction Collections of The University of Liverpool's Special Collections and Archives, including the renowned Science Fiction Foundation Collection. Our advanced search tools will enable you to find the resources you need amongst the extensive collections of books, journals, fiction magazines, fanzines, journal articles and archives at Liverpool University."
  • With more than 10.000 pages of Science Fiction and Fantasy related content, this site features stories, articles, book reviews, excerpts and synopses, author interviews and profiles, television and movie reviews, and discussion forums.
  • Original issues of the Shadow Magazine in zipped-text format.
  • A select annotated bibliography from the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
  • A site championing Shakespeare as the author of the plays.
  • Links to scholarly articles and essays "Dedicated to the Proposition that Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare."
  • Histories of the houses associated with Shakespeare and his family. A biographical section covers his life, family, history, and schooling.
  • During the 1995-96 academic year a group of sixteen college teachers participated in the the Folger Institute,"Shakespeare Examined Through Performance." This site presents a compilation of teaching and staging exercises developed during that program.
  • This site "explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another."
  • An exhibition of illustrated Shakespeare editions from Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Basel (in Switzerland) site organizes conferences and seves as a resource for european Shakespeare studies. Includes such topics as Reanissance life and history contemporary texts theatre/film studies and adaptations music education popular Shakespeare uses/adaptations criticism.
  • A bibliography of printed materials.
  • British Librarys digitized versions of 93 copies of the 21 plays by Shakespeare printed in quarto. Site includes background material, links and references, and a study of how the plays have been changed in print and performance.
  • Research and post-graduate center at the University of Birmingham.
  • Selected articles available online from this magazine "for teachers and enthusiasts".
  • Site based on a recent PBS Frontline program which explores the authorship question in an impartial fashion.
  • A site championing Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), as the author of the works.
  • "This site, sponsored by the University of Reading (UK), is dedicated to providing background information on Shakespearean performance in original conditions. Centred around the construction of a replica of the Globe playhouse in London, it includes pagesdevoted to the original Globe and other playhouses in Early Modern London, reports and photographic documentaries on reconstruction and performances at the New Globe, and also some practical information.
  • This site is divided into ten "books", each of which in turn is divided into "chapters." Categories include: Shakespeare's life The stage Society History and politics The background of ideas The drama Literature, art, and music Some plays explored Reference and indexes.
  • Site of the King Edward VI School in Stratford.
  • "These works are studies of the stage texts used in various seventeenth-century performances of Shakespeare's plays. G. Blakemore Evans has identified the different manuscript hands that annotate the prompt-books and compared the cuttings with other eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Shakespearean stage texts. Thus, the collection provides an opportunity to examine Shakespearean performance traditions and innovations."
  • Established in 1997, the fair has become a landmark event for cultural exchange acting as a bridge to guide the public in collecting art.
  • Founded in 1996, the biennial presents the work of Chinese and international artists under the direction of rotating curatorial teams.
  • Founded in 1993, the biennial presents various attempts in visual arts and film that address the growing social, political and environmental challenges the world is facing due to excessive urban development, pollution, political ambitions, and the thoughtless misuse, abuse and exhaustion of natural resources.
  • Introduction to Sikhism and Sikh history, culture, and philosophy.
  • "This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric. Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest (the big picture) of rhetoric because of the trees (the hundreds of Greek and Latin terms naming figures of speech, etc.) within rhetoric.
  • Born 1957 in United States
  • Founded in 2006, the biennial is an exhibition of contemporary art organized by the National Arts Council of Singapore.
  • "Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promoting the work of women mystery writers."
  • Founded in 1995 the primary mission of the biennial is to give independent curators the freedom to present unique international exhibitions within the context of our museum that incorporate site-specific projects that may otherwise be difficult to execute in larger institutions.
  • Provides links to relevant online resources.
  • Guide to English literature of the Renaissance, including relevant links.
  • "Supernatural, paranormal and pseudoscientific beliefs proliferate worldwide. This virtual museum includes descriptions and images of artifacts and souvenirs associated with such beliefs from around the world."
  • Initiated in 1977 by Kasper Konig, this international exhibition showcases site-specific sculptural works every ten years.
  • Quarterly online journal of criticism, interviews, and poetry from around the world.
  • Features fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, art and photography.
  • The Water-Babies online exhibit at the Library of Congress.
  • Born 1951 in United States
  • "The Archives of American Art, founded in 1954 and a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution since 1970, provides researchers with access to the largestcollection of documents on the history of the visual arts in the United States."
  • The Center promotes the understanding and continuity of contemporary grassroots cultures in the United Statesand abroad. It produces the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, exhibitions,documentary films and videos, symposia, and educational materials.
  • Site features a hypertext version of "Snow White" which can connect to 36 alternative editions a series of illustrations excerpts on the context of fairy tales and issues in their study selected links and a bibliography.
  • SOSIG provides "a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for researchers and practitioners" in philosophy.
  • SPE is a non-profit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.
  • A society which specializes in the critical study of the Bible and cognate literatures.
  • "SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people."

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