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  • Online collection of Australian fiction, poetry, plays and non-fictional works.
  • Covers a wide range of Australian authors from the nineteenth century to the present. Includes biographies, bibliographies, introductions to texts, and links to other sources.
  • Index to online literary author sites.
  • Online directory of sites maintained by authors, their publishers, and their fans.
  • A section of the American Library Association Gred Websites for Kids directory.
  • Founded in 1988 in Britain, as a center to promote photographers who are of African, Caribbean and South Asian origin, and also to educate and inform their audience.
  • This site contains the English translation by Michael L. Rodkinson. From the Internet Sacred Text Archive.
  • "The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 93,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the 1990s."
  • "The Baldwin Project seeks to make available online a comprehensive collection of resources for parents and teachers of children. . .in all categories, including: Nursery Rhymes, Fables, Folk Tales, Myths, Legends and Hero Stories, Literary Fairy Tales, Bible Stories, Nature Stories, Biography, History, Fiction, Poetry, Storytelling, Games, and Craft Activities."
  • International Journal of contemporary fiction.
  • Many reference books published on the web
  • Many famous poems online
  • The site for the Bauhaus Archive/Museum in Berlin features an illustrated chronicle and analysis of this major movement.
  • The Wizard of Oz exhibit at the Library of Congress.
  • BAVC is a video and new media center with access to extensive technology, training, and support to artists.
  • Features archived recordings of notable poets reading their own work, a showcase of visual poetry, advice from the "Poetry Surgeon", and other poetry-related resources from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Brush up language skills, learn holiday phrases, sign up for weekly e-mails with tips and encouragement.
  • Features audio clips from about 100 archived BBC interviews with cultural figues of the 20th century. Includes biographical profiles.
  • Clips from audio interviews with British playwrights.
  • Audio interviews with prominent 20th Century religious thinkers. Includes links to supporting material.
  • Free multimedia language courses online. Lessons and supporting materials for various European and Asian languages are available.
  • Established in 1983, Belfast Exposed remains Northern Ireland's only dedicated photography gallery. The production of socially and politically engaged work and dialogue is the driving force behind all aspects of the Belfast Exposed project.
  • Includes news, discussions, culture, prayer, links to sacred texts, pages for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and many other religions and spiritual beliefs.
  • Archive of essays and selected webcasts.
  • Full-text in translation and the original Old English, essays, and bibliographies.
  • Founded in 1996, the biennial is an exhibition of works by international artists and artist groups sponsored by KUNST-WERKE BERLIN Institute for Contemporary Art, and on display at twelve venues along Augustsatrasse in Berlin's Mitte district.
  • Bernadette Corporation was created in 1993 by Antek Walczak, Bernadette Van-Huy and John Kelsey.
  • Latin Vulgate bible with a English translation using the King James bible for its text.
  • "Published since 1920 by thePontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Biblica is a research journal and appears four times a year. It is dedicated to biblical studies on the Old and New Testament, and intertestamentary literature, and covers fields of reseach, such as exegesis, philology, and history." Published in part online starting with the first issue of vol. 79. Contains summaries of articles which appeared 1990-1997.
  • Citations for articles and books dealing with rhetoric, composition, professional communication, and associated topics such as linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.
  • "A bibliography listing to assist teacher, students, and the general public in their Asian Pacific American research projects. The following bibliography is arranged according to ethnicity, age or grade for ease of locating information."
  • Annotated bibliography arranged by topic.
  • Site which details the Greek system of magic and ritual.
  • Italian novels, poems, plays, and essays by over 200 authors. In Italian only.
  • Russian language only. Provides a wide range of online Russian literary texts, as well as European texts translated into Russian.
  • Index to full-text works dating from the 8th to the 20th century.
  • Founded in 1951, a cultural event hosted every two years and held at the spacious Oscar Niemeyer Pavilion.
  • Founded in 1997, the biennial and its vigorous education program is supported by the funds raised by the Foundation Biennial of Mercosur which also oversees the preservation and documentation of all the historical materials related to the bienal.
  • Founded in 2004, the biennial promotes contemporary art with the intention that the exhibitions act as open windows onto the world of free thought, new trends, reinterpretations and new dynamic proposals in other words, onto the world of contemporary art.
  • Initiated in 2008 by Ok Center for Contemporary Art, the Biennale presents a selection of the most interesting and best works from the most important art biennials around the world. It offers visitors a glimpse into the international art world and an opportunity for a condensed experience of contemporary art.
  • In 2001 The United Nations recognized the Florence Biennale as an official partner in the program "Dialogue Among Nations."
  • Since 1973 the biennale has acted as a catalyst for cultural development and discussion. It has created unique opportunities for direct contact between artists, writers, and curators from other countries, as well as collectors and gallery directors, with their counterparts in Australia.
  • Founded in 2001, the biennial is an exhibition of ceramics created by artists from all over the world in collaboration with local craftsmen in Liguria.
  • Founded in 2007, the biennial has been commissioned and produced by the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and it is held at different locations in the historic precinct of Tallinn's Old Town.
  • Brief biographical listings in this encyclopedic directory with over 25,000 listings. In Spanish.
  • A dictionary of "more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day."
  • Contains brief biographical listings.
  • Over 250 entries. Can be sorted chronologically, alphabetically, or by date.
  • Multilingual biographical resource.
  • Features short biographies of about 25,000 people.
  • In addition to the basic details of its subjects' lives, this site provides personal analysis and the latest news.
  • This database "provides bibliographical references to scholarly publications on all branches of linguistics and all the languages of the world, irrespective of language or place of publication. The database contains all entries of the printed volumes of Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography for the years 1993-2001 and an increasing number of more recent references."
  • Author profiles and book reviews of popular fiction and non-fiction titles.
  • Blackbird is a well-designed, high quality journal publishing a diverse and highly accomplished collection of writers.
  • Short biopgraphies in the fields of law, literature, economics, philosophy, history, and political science.
  • Born 1965 in Italy
  • A directory of links to romance writers' websites.
  • Includes names, addresses and phone numbers of all NYPL Branches hosting book discussion groups as well aslistings of books to be read.
  • Features adult book discussion guides.
  • Book reviews, author profiles and interviews, excerpts, literary games and contests.
  • An on-line collection of books of national cultural interest which have long been out of print. In English and Welsh.
  • Reviews and book-related articles from the London Telegraph. Published online since 1996.
  • A wide variety of book-related resources, including links to genre reading lists, book reviews, authorinformation and publishing news.
  • The place to purchase Getty Publications' books,journals, videos, and CD-ROMs.
  • We exhibit and promote the media and digital arts of Boston, New England and the world to audiences in the New England region and beyond helping to promote a sense of media and digital literacy locally and regionally. We carry out six major programs the Boston Cyberarts Festival, the Artists Residency in Technology Companies of Massachusetts (ARTCOM) program, VideoSpace, the HyperArtSpace Online Gallery, the Apropos New Media Database and Faces of Tomorrow.
  • Established in 1976, the fair is one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country.
  • Born 1949 in Yugoslavia
  • 1933-2003 United States-Canada
  • An article with facts, deinitions, and advice concerning the field of Creative Nonfiction.
  • Although this hypertext edition is taken from the 1898 edition of the book, many of the phrases and fables we encounter today will appear in this classic source. The text is easily searched by keywords.
  • Born 1972 in France
  • Formerly known as Nova Art Fair and based in Chicago, the Fair also takes place in Basel, Berlin, London, Miami and New York showcasing emerging and new contemporary work in all media.
  • (Mormon Americana Collection, Harold B. Lee Library)
  • Founded in 2003, the biennial is an ambitious celebration of international photographic practice and is committed to stimulating critical debate on photography in all its forms: new and historic, digital and analogue, still and moving.
  • Aimed at developing British cinema and published by the Film Department of the British Council. See the site map for a full listing of resources.
  • "The British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA), founded in 1975, aims to promote the scholarly study of literature without confinement to national or linguistic boundaries, and in relation to other disciplines. The BCLA's primary interests are in literature, the contexts of literature and the interaction between literatures."
  • This site "allows users to examine bibliographical records of 2,772 works of fiction written by approximately 900 authors, along with a large number of contemporary materials (including anecdotal records, circulating-library catalogues, newspaper advertisements, publishing papers, reviews, and subscription lists)."
  • From the holdings of the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library. Archive currently holds work by Coleridge, Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, and many others.
  • Mounts online texts of plays not widely available in print, publishes working papers and responses on important issues, and provides research resources, including a detailed bibliography of works on Romantic drama & British women playwrights [last updated: 23 December 2001].
  • An "online scholarly archive consisting of E-text editions of poetry by British and Irish women written (not necessarily published) between 1789 (the onset of the French Revolution) and 1832 (the passage of the Reform Act), a period traditionally known in English literary history as the Romantic period." Poets include Lucy Aikin, Anna Letitia Aikin Barbauld, Felicia Dorothea Brown Hemans, Mary Robinson, and Charlotte Turner Smith. From the Shields Library, University of California.
  • Brooks is a world leader in professional photographic and motion picture education with an outstanding faculty, and three beautiful locations in Santa Barbara, California.
  • Definitions and recommended readings.
  • Born 1952 in Germany
  • Founded in 2009, the Biennial includes a wide range of institutions and projects crossing traditional boundaries between biennials, exhibitions, institutions, curators and artists.
  • Timely reviews of scholarly work in the field of classical studies (including archaeology). Archived from 1990 to the present.
  • Annotated directory of links.
  • Founded in 2005, the biennial promotes the exchange of art and ideas through the staging of contemporary arts and work globally and locally, bringing together an international vision of art and cross-cultural exchange with a commitment to the community involvement and the enrichment of Bucharest's cultural resources.
  • Born 1963 in United States
  • Directory of resources and features concerning Buddhist teachings and lifestyle.
  • The major academic Buddhist archive on the Internet, located at Australia National University.
  • Collection of links to a varity of resources.
  • Online version divided into the Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes the Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages.
  • Hypertext version links relevant points in the text to other authoritative Web resources.
  • Founded in 2002, the biennale includes the Contemporary Art Exhibition, the Sea Art Festival and the Busan Sculpture Project.
  • The site "contains biographies and quotations of significant figures in the history of mysticism, and others, such as poets and philosophers, who have made important observations on the nature of existence. Each entry contains biographical details, quotations and pictures, where available, as well as links to help you search for further information and books by or about the subject."

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