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  • Original photographs owned by the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California Los Angeles.
  • A collection of news and analysis of August Wilson from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Brief essay with references and links to additional sources, including full-text works.
  • University of Bergen site whose aim is to make the complete writings of Wittgenstein available in the form of electronic facsimile and transcriptions.
  • This organization's purpose is "to foster and encourage the scholarly study of, critical attention to, and general interest in, the work and career of Virginia Woolf. Includes conference and membership information, a bibliography, and related links.
  • Companion to an ITVS television documentary.
  • "This website is intended as a focus for information on the life and works of the Victorian novelist and writer Charlotte Mary Yonge (18231901)."
  • Also includes supplementary material prior to 1662 as well as additional material added since.
  • "This site contains 17th century, Thirty Years War and English Civil War pamphlets, news sheets and other documents in full text format. Additionally, there are articles of interest to the reenactor, texts of blackletter ballads, bibliographies and links to other useful sites on the Internet."
  • Online resource useful for study of 17th century literature and gender studies.
  • Collection of links to web resources and full-text works, arranged chronologically by birth date of author.
  • Established in 1987, the fair is held at the Royal College, the spiritual home of modern and contemporary British art.
  • The 3D Center of Art and Photography features the best in antique and contemporary 3D imagery. The Center houses everything from antique stereocards to View Master, contemporary 3D photography, lenticulars, anaglyphs, and computer generated 3D art.
  • Our mission is to support the expressive use of innovative media tools by providing the access, training and environment needed to create/exhibit works of enduring merit and artistic excellence. We believe everyone can and should have access to the tools of communication.
  • This Library of Cobress site features a "series of annual pamphlets first started in 1998" which highlight "some of the most important and interesting books published abroad that an American public may have overlooked." Includes fiction and non-fiction.
  • About.com's directory of topics ranging from American and British Literature to War Literature, World Literature, and Writing a Literature Paper.
  • The library houses over 4,000 photographic books and 80 periodicals from around the world. In addition, the library contains a growing collection of artists books, exhibition catalogues, and biographical files, and audio and/or video documentation of all Photographic Resource Center lectures and gallery talks. The library is open to all six days a week.
  • Searchable index to article citations devoted to children's literature scholarship from 1995 to the present.
  • "The translation is intended for "oral delivery," that is, to be read or recited aloud. Accordingly this work includes an audio stream in which the translator provides a reading of his version of the poem.
  • About.com site covers approximately 30 different areas.
  • About.com's page of links and brief essays on all aspects of Hinduism.
  • Directory of links and brief essays.
  • Fully searchable gateway high quality resources for the study of Judaism.
  • Directory of online resources.
  • Literary academy established to preserve the Italian language. In Italian and english.
  • Born 1940 in United States
  • British magazine-style children's book site featuring reviews, profiles, and interviews with authors.
  • The American Comparative Literature Association, founded in 1960, is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.
  • Christian search engine.
  • The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia has been the nation's pre-eminent survey of Australian Contemporary art since its inception in 1990. Presented every two years in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the biennial highlights exciting new trends in contemporary visual art and is the festival's premier visual arts event.
  • "Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc."
  • A "faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research related to the history of Christianity."
  • The goal of APA National and its several chapters located in major US cities, is to establish, endorse, and promote professional practices, standards, and ethics in the photographic and advertising community.
  • Founded in Paros, Greece in 1966 as an independent, not-for-profit institution, The Aegean Center continues to maintain its autonomous, non-profit status offering small group and individualized study in the visual arts, creative writing and music. Our facilities are located in two of the worlds most compelling locations, the Aegean Islands of Greece and Italy's Tuscany.
  • Various version of the fables of Aesop in Greek, Latin, and English.
  • Online version of 655+ fables, indexed in table format, with listed morals.
  • Searchable and browsable versions of Aesop's Fables in various languages.
  • Papers given at the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, in Boston, Massachusetts from August 10-15, 1998.
  • Articles about aesthetics, philosophy of art, art theory and criticism, as well as information about aesthetics events worldwide, and links to other aesthetics-related resources on the internet.
  • The Year's Best iTV, Wireless and Broadband Entertainment
  • Site presents working papers on a range of topics within African and Asian languages and literatures. From the Department of Oriental and African Languages at Goteborg University.
  • Stanford University collection of links to interviews, critical journals, web pages, biographies, and bibliographies.
  • This site promotes African American writers and features book excerpts, author profiles, book reviews, as wellas, online discussion groups.
  • "As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, the quarterly journal African American Review promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature and culture."
  • Part one of an article by Theodore O. Mason Jr. from the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism website.
  • Part two of an article by Theodore O. Mason Jr. from the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism website.
  • A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. Part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior ro 1920. A selection of published works of fiction, poetry, biography and autobiography, and essays. Keyword searching within each work or throughout the collection. Works featured include Phillis Weatly, Poems the Narrative of Sojourner Truth and Harriet A. Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
  • Large directory of links to online resources, and a selected bibliography. From the James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Columbia University site provides links to bibliographies, scholarly associations, author biographies, and conferences.
  • Information on Gods, Timelines, Creation and Flood Myths, Folktales.
  • University of Florida site begun in 1996 provides biographical information on a number of African writers and a bibliography of African literaturein English.
  • Born 1959 in Finland
  • Born 1954 in United States
  • Born 1968 in United States
  • Introduction to the script, grammar, and nature of the Akkadian language, including examples of cuneiform writing.
  • Comprehensive site on Islamic religion and culture. Includes a multi-lingual Qur'an (Koran).
  • "Al-Khazina is an interactive database for the study of Islamic Culture, particularly in the early centuries. We developed it for use in university courses on a wide range of topcs in Islamic civilization,and fromintroductory through advanced levels."
  • Publication of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Searchable site contains articles, texts, images, bibliographies, and links.
  • Bibliography on alchemy and its influences, includes URLs for those items available online.
  • Collection of digital documents, including American literature, English literature, and Western philosophy. Can read online as Local Copy or download as an ebook.
  • Founded in Florence in 1852, Fratelli Alinari is the oldest firm in the world working in the field of photography, with its collection ranging from daguerreotypes to modern color photographs.
  • An interactive site for and by serious romance readers, featuring graded reviews, reading lists and discussionboards.
  • Directory and guide for romance readers. Includes reviews, a monthly essay about a particular novel, links to reader awards, message boards, discussion lists.
  • All the decress available through downloading zipped files.
  • "Follow the history of American Methodism -- all its splits and mergers and name changes -- using links to other Methodist denominations and denominations without Methodist in their name that have a Methodist heritage." From 1771 until 1939 and "Union".
  • Convenient gateway to over 25 Bible and religious study resources, searchable by keyword or phrase. Pull-down menus highlight search details.
  • A revision of the edition of 1888.
  • Site contains biographical and bibliographical information concerning numerous science fiction and fantasy authors. Includes links to other web resources.
  • Webzine founded in 1993.
  • Provides an annual list of fiction and non-fiction titles which "celebrate the authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers who create and produce feminist books for young readers." Archived from 2002.
  • American Academy of Religion is an organization which fosters and encourages the study of religion.
  • "The American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP) is a nonprofit educational association that is dedicated to the support of people who are interested in or who are studying Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) and Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC). This website offers examples, techniques and concepts concerning Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental TransCommunication."
  • A searchable directory to museums in the United States
  • The AATA aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature.
  • Website of "the premier organization laboring for the civil liberties of Atheists, and the total, absolute separation of government and religion."
  • An extensive list of author links, arranged chronologically. Also included are links to General Literature resources. Site maintained since 1996.
  • To view resources for a particular author, click on the author's name in the frame.
  • This official homepage of the American Baptist Churches.
  • The American Bible Society translates the Bible into many languages and maintains a library of rare and notable Bibles.
  • "Founded in 1889, the American Dialect Society is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it."
  • "On this Website you will find not only an introduction to the activities of the American Folklife Center and its Archive of Folk Culture but also news about programs and activities, online presentations of multiformat collections, and other resources to facilitate folklife projects and study. The American Folklife Center aims to be the national center for folklife documentation and research, and this Website offers a virtual destination for those who cannot visit the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C."
  • "This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, Tall Tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States." Indexed by state, characters, region, ethnicity, tall tales, historical period.
  • Founded in 1888, the American Folklore Society serves to stimulate interest and research in all aspects of the study of folklore and folklife. The Society exists to further the discipline of folklore studies, to improve the professional well-being of itsmembers, and to increase the respect given to diverse cultures and their traditions.
  • Fourth edition, published in 2000. Includes definitions, etymologies, and sound clips demonstrating proper pronunciation.
  • Essay by Paula Gunn Allen from Literary History of the American West (1998)
  • Contains links to a variety of web resources arranged by categories such as Indian Captivity Narratives, Gothic Literature/Supernatural and Fantastic Fiction, Naturalism, Postmodernism and others.
  • Provides links in the following categories: American Authors, Timeline, Literary Movements, and American Literature Sites.
  • Bibliographies of American authors, works, and literary movements.
  • This database seeks "to preserve quantitative data on American religion, to improve access to this data, to increase the use of the data, and to allow comparisons across data files. The ARDA collection includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations and denominations)." Includes annotated links to other related resources.
  • Essays, articles, book reviews, undergraduate papers, and related links concerning the practice of religion in America.
  • "Index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two."
  • Part of the American Hypertext Workshop, from the University of Virginia.

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