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  • Established and held in Chicago in 1994, the operation has expanded and it also takes place in New York and Santa Fe. The works presented at the Fairs bridge historical periods, art movements and cultures, from ethnographica, Asian arts and mid-twentieth century modern to the most cutting-edge contemporary arts and design.
  • Born 1951 in Russia
  • An overview of structuralism.
  • Founded in 2008, the Biennial focuses on sculptural works by international artists.
  • Texts (mostly in German) of a collection of works from the middle of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century.
  • A refereed all-English electronic international magazine of analytical philosophy. Sorites is indexed and abstracted by the Philosopher's Index.
  • South African oral history, including folklore, poetry, and storytelling.
  • "Launched in April 2000, to record the voices of South Asian authors for the Library of Congress' Archive of Recorded World Literature, the project has captured the readings of prominent South Asian poets, novelists, and playwrights. The authors recorded so far represent more than fifteen of the languages of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh."
  • "A collection of European travel accounts of pre-modern Southeast Asia from Cornell University Librarys John M. Echols Collection. The site provides online access to more than 350 books and journal articles written in English and French."
  • The Museum is a vibrant and vital meeting place of ideas and has an excellent reputation for its dynamic exhibitions, programs and publications.
  • Incorporated as a non-profit media arts center in 1977, SWAMP promotes film, video and new media through education, information and presentation activities.
  • A growing, Russian-language database focussing on twentieth-century Russian Literature. Features a bibliographic database of journals from the 1920s, and poetical works from 1900-1955.
  • Three hundred proverbs and sayings, presented alphabetically in Spanish.
  • Sponsered by Rutgers University, this site offers searchable transcribed texts of the March-August 1711 issues off the famous magazine of Addison and Steele.
  • Website of "a professional organization devoted to supporting philosophy inspired by Continental European traditions. SPEP is also actively committed to philosophical pluralism. It is one of the largest American philosophical societies andaccommodates such traditions as critical theory, existentialism, feminism, German Idealism, hermeneutics,post-structuralism and phenomenology."
  • A group of Hungarian multi-media artists based in New York 1977-1985
  • A grassroots, artist-run, non-profit media arts center founded in 1985 to promote and support film, video, computer, digital, and audio art by media artists and community members. We provide low-cost access to video and film equipment rental, editing suites, workshops, and screenings of independent and avant-garde film and video.
  • Born 1968 in Germany
  • Born 1955 in Czechoslovakia
  • "This site was conceived with a very particular aim: to make the writing of modern Native American authors, particularly the poets, both more visible and more widely available. Toward that end, the sites residing on this server have been made with the collaboration of the authors. The authors see the sites before they are made public, edit these pages, contribute additional material, and select, or at least help to select, their work which is made available to be read online."
  • Born 1967 in Germany
  • An academic analysis of cinematic works including genre, themes and imagery classifications.
  • A resource center covering different aspects of film/video production, exhibition and distribution as well as eduction, forums and news.
  • A hypertext edition.
  • Born 1972 in New Zealand
  • Subversion is an interactive community and online magazine for readers of romance novels.
  • Quarterly online literary journal of short stories and essays, based in New York.
  • On waves, surf wax helps surfers grip their surfboard for Web surfing, SurfWax helps you get the best grip on information from the Open Web -- providing the "best use" of relevant search results. SurfWax's patent-pending design is the first to make searching a "visual process," seamlessly integrating meaning-based search with key knowledge-finding elements for effective association and recall.
  • A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring annotated fairy tales. Includes the tales, their histories, similar tales from other cultures, bibliographies, and other materials.
  • "A Synoptic Gospels Primer is an electronic gateway for English speakers into the history of literary analysis of gospels that were originally composed in Greek."
  • "The website was created in early 1996 and has grown continuously ever since. It provides information about biblical and liturgical texts of the Syrian Orthodox Church, commentaries, works of the Syriac fathers, biographies of the fathers, musical traditions of the church, history of the church, churches and monasteries of antiquity, the hierarchical orders and organization of the church, etc. The website also publishes lectionaries, liturgical calendars, bibliographies and other aids for Syrian Orthodox Christians to enrich their spiritual lives.
  • Interviews with horror authors, and a number of relevant articles with bibliographies.
  • Founded in 1998, the biennial is an exhibition of contemporary art curated by a duo team of Taiwanese and foreign courators.
  • Born 1973 in Morocco
  • "This site is an effort to organize the research of Charles Hoy Fort [an early 20th century writer in the field of phenomenalism] into a more easily utilized resource by gathering and placing under various subject headings the vast amount of information scattered throughout Fort's books. The information contained within these pages is gleaned from extensive study of the four non-fiction books published by Charles Fort in his lifetime."
  • Collection of international folk and fairy tales.
  • Born in United States
  • Site dedicated to crime, mystery, and fantastic fiction. Features bibliographies, reviews, author profiles, in addition to News, Views, Events, Interviews, Awards.
  • Collection of relevant links.
  • An electronic publication of independent, underground, and experimental language-centered arts.
  • Founded in 2000 with a full focus on contemporary British art in all media.
  • " The goal of the TEAMS Middle English text series is to make available to teachers and students texts which occupy an important place in the literary and cultural canon but which have not been readily available in student editions." Contains the full texts of numerous lyrics, poems, and tales, including notes, translations, and an introduction.
  • Born 1962 in United States
  • Established in 2003, the Fair is held in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris and Sydney.
  • Established in 1979, with members in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Japan the Association has become a unifying force in the field of photography. AIPAD organizes the Fair and is dedicated to creating and maintaining high standards in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling photographs as art.
  • This site offers thousands of titles at discounted prices, with easy on-line ordering. Staff reviews help you choose the best photo books for research, reference, or pure enjoyment.
  • Established in 1999, the Fair is one of the world's leading art fairs devoted to contemporary and modern art. First presented at the 69th Regiment Armory, the very site of the legendary Armory Show of 1913 that introduced modern art to America and for which the Fair is named.
  • Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA founded in 1962), the Show is held at the Seventh Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street. Paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs by artists of all periods are exhibited by some of the nation's most prominent art dealers.
  • Established in 2007 with a focus on contemporary Asian art, the Fair consists of three sections: Best of Galleries, Best of Artists and Best of Discovery.
  • Documentaries have a unique power to inform, empower and enlighten. since 1981 the Center for Independent Documentary has been exclusively dedicated to the creation of these films through collaborations with independent producers.
  • Since its inception in 1907, the biennial has been dedicated to supporting the work of living American artists.
  • The electronic version of 5 volume set that has long been out of print.Extensive coverage of philosophical ideas in more than 300 lengthy articles.
  • Founded in 1962 by a group of twenty filmmakers, it is the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world.
  • This colelction "is comprised of well over 25,000 pulp-fiction books and magazines. The earliest date from the 1940s. The Collection contains hundreds of paperbacks from this period, and thousands from the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these never appeared in hardcover. The remainder are paperback originals published in the 1970s and 1980s. Detective and mystery stories make up the largest part of the Collection, followed by science fiction paperbacks and magazines." From Special Collections, University Libraries, University at Buffalo.
  • This site from the Universitat Innsbruck in Austria contains a database with records of more than 6,000 German historical novels. In German or English.
  • Sir James George Frazer's "monumental study in comparative folklore, magic and religion, The Golden Bough shows parallels between the rites and beliefs, superstitions and taboos of early cultures and those of Christianity. It had a great impact on psychology and literature and remains an early classic anthropological resource."
  • In addition to independent and experimental film, video, installation, performance and new media IF also presents MOMENTUM a cross-disciplinary symposium featuring international media artists, cultural workers and theorists interacting on key themes that have emerged from the festival.
  • IFFBoston shows films that people might not get a chance to see anywhere else, films that are both innovative and crowd-pleasing. It offers the chance to meet the filmmakers at post-screening parties, and to ask them questions both after the films and at festival panels.
  • Founded in 1991 by a small group of emerging filmmkares, IFCO is an organization that provides filmmakers in the Ottawa area with the facilities, training and funds required to make independent Super 8, 16mm and/or 35mm films.
  • ITVS brings to local, national and international audiences high-quality, content-rich programs created by a diverse body of independent producers. ITVS programs take creative risks, explore complex issues, and express points of view seldom seen on commercial or public television.
  • The International Center of Photography is a museum, a school and a center for photographers and photography. ICP's mission is to present photography's vital and&nbsp central place in contemporary culture, and to lead in interpretation issues central to its development.
  • Contains 400 classical Greek and Latin texts with commentary.
  • Publishes peer-reviewed editions of early Shakespearean texts. The site also contains an excellent online textbook, Shakespeare's Life and Times by Michael Best, developing sections on Shakespeare in performance, supporting reference materials, and a good page of links to diverse Shakespeare and Renaissance sites.
  • The Kitchen is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that provides innovative artists working in the media, literary, and performing arts exhibition and performance opportunities to create and present new work.
  • Contemporary dance.
  • Founded in 2007, the triennial takes place at several venues throughout Lisbon. It intends to simultaneously enrich the strategies related to urban policies and to increase the existing relationship between the inhabitants and their city.
  • Founded in 2000 LAFCO operates out of a fully equipped school bus which is loaded with digital video cameras, 3 editing stations, a portable library, a screening room, and enough room to sleep 5 people.
  • The Store offers one of the most complete collections of photography and film/video books.
  • An online encyclopedia with over 450 articles which attempt "to objectively describe past and present ideas, concepts, beliefs, and practices in the worlds of the occult, mysticism and paranormal."
  • Website features current reviews, special features, and a searchable database from 1980.
  • Many of Nietzsches texts, in both German and English, are available here.

  • A scholarly site devoted to promoting scholarship about Nietzsche. Includes Nietzsche societies, bibliographies of Nietzsches writings, discussions boards, e-mail lists
  • Over 1500 books online
  • A rapidly expanding Digital Library from Tufts with a plentiful collection of Greek playtexts and other classical resources. The site also contains full-text versions of Christopher Marlowe's work, an edition of Shakespeare's First Folio, and source material on the history and founding of London. Atlases identify places mentioned in the collection of online texts.
  • The website of the Print Council of America offers access to the online version of The Print Council Index to Oeuvre-Catalogues of Prints by European and American Artists by Timothy Riggs, brought up-to-date by Lauren B. Hewes. Along with this descriptive bibliography of catalogues raisonnes, arranged by artist, this site includes a list of publications on printmaking techniques, a brief discussion of authenticity, the care of prints, establishing value, and a list of online library catalogues.
  • Organized by the Musee dart contemporain de Montreal in 2008, the Triennial is the product of extensive fieldwork and deliberation by the museums team of curators, who comb countless exhibitions and artists studios to provide viewers with a group portrait of the current artistic scene in Quebec.
  • The oldest quotation site on the Web, The Quotations Page offers over 25,000 quotations, an author and subject index, as well as a number of different features, including: a search function, a "word of the day", and book reviews.
  • The library has some 12,000 titles, including a large number of first editions, spanning the last fifty years of the history of photography.
  • Over the past seven years, it has taken its place at the forefront of the international short film festival circuit, with free daily screenings of all short-listed films in bars, cafes and cinemas throughout the West End, concentrating on Soho, the centre of the UKs filmmaking and creative industries, sell-out film seminars and a star-studded awards night. The event is totally non-profit making - there are no entry fees and attendance at screenings and seminars is also free.
  • Founded in 2000, the biennial has continually served as a stage for the historical evolution of new media art.
  • Offers a mixture of book reviews, author interviews, fiction excerpts, reading lists and many other science fiction resources.

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