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  • Established in 2004 and held in Basel and New York, the Fair puts the focus back on artists by featuring solo projects, as it promotes a deep exploration of the work of its selected artists and galleries.
  • A Catholic directory of Web resources from the Department of Theology at Spring hill College in Mobile, Alabama.
  • "Theology Today, a quarterly ecumenical journal of theology, publishes articles on a wide range of classical and contemporary theological issues by many of thefinest theologians working today. Theology Today is published by PrincetonTheological Seminary in Princeton, NJ."
  • In accordance with its mission, TWN serves as a fiscal sponsor of independent film and electronic media productions, as well as artistic, educational and cultural projects emphasizing people of color and their concerns.
  • Born 1951 in United States
  • Born in Luxembourg
  • Time Magazine's profiles of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
  • Objects from the Metropolitan Museum's collection arranged in geographic and chronological order.
  • Offshoot of McSweeney's, the quarterly print publication. Browsable archive going back to 1998.
  • Founded in 2006, the festival is an international contemporary art project, which strives to combine the creative energy of the cultural scene in Central and Eastern Europe with emerging talents and trends from around the world.
  • Toppest's Photography page features recent photography news headlines and a photography website directory.
  • Founded in 2005 and organized by the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and GAM Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino. The Triennial aims at displaying the most innovative productions in the field of visual arts.
  • Established in 2000, TIAF is one of the most successful fairs in North America, and it is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada's top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto.
  • A research tool for Shakespeare studies in the United Kingdom.
  • Based on a University of Michigan Library exhibition devoted to "magic and its practitioners in the Mediterranean basin and the Near East from the 1st to the 7th centuries A.D."
  • A quasi-monthly electronic publication of poetry and poetics, literature, art, and criticism.
  • "Transformations is a searchable database of works by contemporary writers who use traditional texts for their subject matter in particular, the collection focuses on works based on mythology, the Bible, fairy tales, and Shakespeare."
  • "This site catalogs thoughts of world-renowned intellectuals regarding Hinduism, recommends books for further reading, and provides useful links for further research."
  • Founded as a biennial in Monza in 1923, the triennial format began in 1933 in Milan. It focuses on all the various aspects of design including fashion, and is held at the Palazzo dell'Arte which also has a permenant collection of Italian design.
  • Gallery of digital images.
  • An annual nonprofit, non-competitive film and music festival showcasing the freshest, most innovative artists from around the world. A cinematic grab bag of first-time filmmakers, student directors, professional lensers, and big name auteurs.
  • The presence and impact of photography is evident in contemporary art practice, as can be seen by the quality and volume of photography exhibited in galleries and museums, as well as in new web-based art forums. The level of technical and conceptual sophistication in the photography and digital imaging programs at Tyler exposes the student to many career opportunities.
  • The quadrennial founded in 2008 for the future vitality of the Danish contemporary art scene, creating a structure that stimulates openness, curiosity, consequence and uncompromised visions.
  • Alphabetical listings of authors, illustrators, and publishers.
  • Features almost 6000 links to science fiction web resources.
  • This database, a project of the Electronic Text Research Center at the University of Minnesota Libraries, "is a digital archive for Victorian Studies that draws upon the Library's rich collection of Victorian periodicals as well as other primary sources from the era. This digital collection provides crucial background information that complements the web content of other Victorian Text Projects and can function both as a teaching and research tool."
  • An undergraduate site "designed to help you develop strategies for reading and understanding plays, as well as to find ideas and develop them in writing."
  • Home page of the Unitarian Universalist Association contains information on current issues, education, congregations, publications, and an overview of Unitarian Universalist beliefs.
  • Includes over 300 biographies.
  • An annotated bibliography of resources from the Andover-Harvard Theological Library.
  • The Official home page of the United Methodist Church.
  • Official website provides an outline of beliefs and aims.
  • Official home page of the United Church of Christ.
  • Official website of the United Pentecostal Church International.
  • Recognized as one of top photography collections in the world, it comprises over 10,000 photographs, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary digital images, by almost every recognized master of the medium.
  • The Department of Art offers professional art training which emphasizes experimentation and encourages students to draw from many disciplines in their creative process. The department provides a strong background in theory and criticism to support contemporary studio practice. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees are offered in painting and drawing, new genres, photography, sculpture, and ceramics.
  • The emphasis in the photography program is on the development of a student's vision and on encouraging fluency in the medium's special language within traditions of the fine arts and humanities.
  • Glossaries of analog and digitalphotography terms with direct links to ready resources sites for major 35mm and medium format cameras.
  • This site includes not only urban legends but also misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, and celebrity gossip. The newest urban legends are here and are updated as new information is available.
  • Founded in 2005, the biennial shows how architecture and design, in the past and present, have looked for answers to social and cultural questions connected to innovation, quality and sustainability.
  • Born 1940 in Iceland
  • Born 1937 in Czechoslovakia
  • Born 1951 in Puerto Rico
  • Born 1964 in Greece
  • Provides links to Vergil scholarship on the web.
  • Provides resources about women artists and writers of color. It contains biographical and critical analysis, pedagogical information, and histories of translation.
  • The Museum began acquiring photographs in 1852 and its collection is now one of the largest and most important in the world.
  • VRW is dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and toaiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period. VRW is intended to supply a handy set of tips and links to help Victorianists find the practical information they need, whether it's an archive catalogue, a bibliography, a listserv address, a sample syllabus, a place to stay in London, or a journal's submission guidelines.
  • "The Hyper-Concordance displays two pull-down boxes. The user can first choose one of a selection of authors from the box and then one from a list of the author's works. There are four limiting options displayed before searching: case sensitive, non-alphabet character sensitive, head length and tail length. The searcher can also ascertain the book's total word count and vocabulary distribution by searching without a query."
  • Lists "noteworthy publications (including articles, books, and reviews) that have a bearing on the Victorian period. Prepared by the staff of Victorian Studies and a committee of the Victorian Division of the Modern Language Association of America, the Bibliography annually indexes over 400 journals, representing scholarship in a range of disciplines."
  • Literature, history, and culture in the age of Victoria, covering the period 1830-1901.
  • Index of resources related to Victorian literature and culture.
  • Established in 1995,this site contains a variety of work, including poetry, travel accounts, and political tracts.
  • Through a national and international distribution service, the VDB makes video art, documentaries made by artists, and taped interviews with visual artists and critics available to a wide range of audiences. The Viewing Committee reviews works on an ongoing basis. See Submission guidelines listed under VDB info link.
  • Founded in Bonn in 1984, Videonale is the organizer of one of the oldest video festivals in the world. Since then the festival has grown steadily, and has developed in this field into a leading institution for current video art. Since 2004, Videonale has been using the premises of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, making a meaningful complement to the video pioneers from the bequest of Ingrid Oppenheim, who as an art collector and patron of the arts laid the ideal foundations of today's VIDEONALE in the late 1970s.
  • Established in 2005 and focusing on young art and new galleries the Fair represents the dynamic development on the international art scene with a heavy emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe.
  • This website presents illustrated information about selected artists and their works, as well as explorations into various themes in the field of Japanese prints.
  • Back issues from October 1998.
  • Born 1951 in United States
  • "A national journal of literature and discussion." More than a decade of back issues available free online.
  • Numerous electronic texts of Polish classical authors in Polish biographical information in English.
  • Search for museums by state, type or complete A to Z list
  • "This Virtual Religion Index is a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research."
  • A Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies is offered through a joint program with the State University College at Brockport, incorporating studies in history, theory, and criticism with an emphasis on studio practice in photography, visual books, film/video and digital media. Semester-long Evening Classes, Summer Workshops and Weekend Workshops are scheduled on a continuing basis. Lectures and screenings are also open to the public.
  • Extensive portal to literature links in English.
  • "A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion: syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites, bibliographies, listserv discussion groups, liturgies, reference works, software, etc."
  • 1928-1987 United States
  • "Washington State Ghost Society was organized in 1998, and was the first ghost investigation group in the state to assist those troubled by their experiences with hauntings."
  • Concordances of poetry by Shelley, Coleridge, Keats, Blake, Wordsworth, and Hopkins.
  • Contemporary literary arts site containing selections from chapbooks and literary journals.
  • Links to online grammar pages and language lessons in many languages.
  • Find genre fiction websites, book reviews, booklists and discussion guides. Maintained by the Morton Grove Public Library.
  • Born 1943 in United States
  • Born 1947 in South Africa
  • Born 1940 in United States
  • A website devoted to the 30-year history of this influential pulp magazine, which published the likes of H. P Lovecraft,Ray Bradbury, Robert Howard, Robert Bloch, Manly Wade Wellman, Donald Wandrei, and even TennesseeWilliams.
  • Born 1945 in Germany
  • "A project which aims to link research and teaching by producing scholarly but accessible electronic editions as an on-line learning resource. Its website offers an anthology of edited Middle English lyrics (concentrating particularly on the 'Harley Lyrics'), translations of some longer Middle English works, and background resources for use in teaching."
  • Organization "founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the western field."
  • Changing exhibitions of renowned photographers and young talents augment the Museum's collection of cameras and photographs.
  • Describes the elements of a story, including plot, point of view, characters, setting, and theme, using as an example A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell.
  • White Columns consists of an ongoing program of culturally diverse exhibitions and services for visual artists. It was founded in 1970 to present and uphold the most challenging and creative visual arts by under-supported artists.
  • The Whitney's signature panoramic survey of the latest in American art is the series of biennials inaugurated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932.
  • The Whitney Museum houses one of the world's foremost collections of twentieth-century American art. The Permanent Collection of some 12,000 works encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, drawings, prints, and photographs--and is still growing.
  • Information on exhibitions, collections, programs and events,research, membership,and the museum store.
  • "For each famous figure, Who2 gives you the hard facts you're most likely looking for: birth and death dates, famous works, notorious trivia. Then -- in case that's not enough -- we sift the Web and pick out the four best sites for additional detail. . . Classic authors, movie stars, famous frauds, kings and queens, mythical gods, cartoon dogs: anyone famous is fair game for Who2."
  • Wikiquote is a free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information.

  • A web page created by members of the Fall, 1995 Yale American Studies Seminar, "Wilderness and the American Imagination."
  • Born 1941 in United States
  • A project of the Trinity College Philosophy Department, this site includes biographies, links to other philosophy websites and e-texts, a timeline, and other features.

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