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  • Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
  • "The California Biennial is an indispensable exhibition for both the young artists it champions and for audiences interested in discovering bold new talent," said Director Dennis Szakacs.
  • Established in 1968, rare booksellers from the United States and around the world participate at the countrys largest antiquarian book fair.
  • Located in downtown Riverside, the Museum promotes understanding of photography and related media through collection, research, exhibition, and instruction. The Museum also maintains the world's largest collection of stereoscopic prints and negatives.
  • Born 1953 in France
  • A project of the University of Cambridge which explores the developing importance of electronic media in literary research. Provides links to virtual workshops. Also publishes an online newsletter which reviews and recommends sites for scholars working on the Renaissance period.
  • Online version of the 18-volume encyclopedia.
  • Includes the works of Robert Browning Oliver Wendell Holmes John Keats Henry Wadsworth Longfellow James Russell Lowell John Milton Alexander Pope Edmund Spenser Alfred Tennyson John Greenleaf Whittier and William Wordsworth. Also includes a section on Elizabethan dramatists.
  • University of Rochester site featuring Arthurian texts,images, bibliographies, and basic information.
  • Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information.
  • Since 1884, CCNY has offered classes, competitions and lectures to entice photographers and to enhance their careers.
  • Born 1937 in United States
  • Bilingual journal of criticism and reviews for children and young adults.
  • "The Canadian Literature Archive has been online since October 4, 1994 and is a repository for information about Canadian writers, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, Canadian literary organizations, magazines, publications, texts and library archives. It is a project of the English Department of the University of Manitoba. "
  • This collection spans more than forty years, from the early 1960s to the present and it comprises over 160,000 photographic works. Photographers represented in the collection were either born in or are permanent residents of Canada.
  • Poems, biographies, bibliographies, and selected resources featuring Canadian poets.
  • Selected Canadian poems in English and French.
  • Site features essays, a digital manuscript gallery, and resources for Canadian writers such as Marie-Clair Blais, Roger Lemelin, Carol Shields, and Michael Tremblay.
  • CAPE aims to culturally connect Cape Town, South Africa and the Diaspora by creating a ground-breaking contemporary African art event. It is a call to action for cultural practitioners to respond to the unique realities of present-day Africa and redefine African cultural practice for an international and local audience.
  • Sponsored by Cardiff University,Wales, this journal appears on a twice-yearly basis. Articles include those addressing Romantic literarystudies with a special slant on book history, textual and bibliographical studies, the literary marketplace and the publishing world. From 1997, volume 1, forward.
  • This site consists "of the biographies of the 17th to the 21st century cardinals and of the events and documents concerning the origin of the Roman cardinalate and its historical evolution."
  • A selected annotated bibliography.
  • One of Andrew Carnegie's bold ambitions was to created a museum of modern art and he established the series of contemporary art exhibitions in 1896. Since then the exhibition has been through several format changes. In 1955 the biennial exhibition switched to triennial and the title changed to Carnegie International in 1982.
  • This is the oldest photographic museum of the Iberian Peninsula and its stock of more than six hundred thousand negatives, originating from various collections, make it a unique and very special museum for the photographic enthusiasts.
  • From the Vatican's official website.
  • Directory of links.
  • Catholic news and media, organizations, Lectionary calendar, bookstore, index of saints, and free webmail.
  • The international Catholic web portal.
  • "Since 1995 this site has been the place to find translations of the poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus. Many many contributors have created a collection containing over 540 versions of Catullus poems in 25 different languages."
  • Works by women writers and an extensive listing of links to biographical and bibliographical information. Browse by author, century, country, or ethnicity.
  • The Celtic Art and Cultures Website was created for use in an Art History course at the University of North Carolina. Contains discussions and numerous images and icons from the entire length of Celtic history. Three major topics covered are: Celtic High Crosses, Hallstat Burials, and Irish Monasteries.
  • Introductory essay and brief bibliography.
  • Mercer University site includes links and related resources.
  • Features resources for children's librarians. Includes lists of best books, reviews, and programming resources.
  • The Center for Creative Photography holds more archives and individual works by 20th-century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation. These holdings include a research collection featuring the archives of over 60 photographers.
  • CDD is committed to preserving the openness and diversity of the Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital communications through the development and encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming.
  • The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University teaches, engages in, and presents documentary work grounded in collaborative partnerships and extended fieldwork that uses photography, film/video, audio, and narrative writing to capture and convey contemporary memory, life, and culture.
  • CPA is celebrating over 30 years of fine art photography exhibitions in the same gallery, originally established as the Friends of Photography by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and other classic artists.
  • CPW provides an artistic home for contemporary creative photography with programs in education, exhibition, publication, residencies, and services for artists.
  • Collection of historic church documents and numerous links to online resources.
  • Introduction to contemporary Slovenian Literature. In Slovenian, Czech, and English.
  • Articles, monographs, and other research on ideological struggles within the Muslim world.
  • Annotated directory of relevant resources.
  • "The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents was established in 1995 under the auspices of Oxford University's Faculty of Literae Humaniores to provide a focus for the study of ancient documents within Oxford. . . . The Centre provides a home for Oxford University's epigraphical archive, which includes one of the largest collections of squeezes (paper impressions) of Greek inscriptions in the world, together with the Haverfield archive of Roman inscriptions from Britain, and a substantial photographic collection.
  • Founded in 1974 as a resource for photographic creation, education, and presentation, CEPA provides a context for understanding the aesthetic, cultural, and political intersections of photo-related art as it is produced in our diverse society.
  • Holiday calendar as well as information about the significance and observance of Jewish holidays. From the Jewish organization Chabad-Lubavitch's website.
  • CFVA was founded in 1987 by a group of about 20 film and video industry professionals who wanted to gather regularly for the purposes of personal and professional interaction with each other and to encourage growth in the Charlotte area film industry.
  • "The Princeton Charrette Project is a complex, scholarly, multi-media electronic archive containing a medieval manuscript traditionthat of Chretien de Troyes's Le Chevalier de la Charrette (Lancelot, ca. 1180)."
  • CUFF presents alternative, underground, independent and experimental films.
  • "The Childrens Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of childrens books, and is the official sponsor of Young Peoples Poetry Week and Childrens Book Week each year. The Councils Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults."
  • Browsable site includes historical discussions and book-cover images. Exhibition from McGill University Libraries, Canada.
  • This organizations goals are: To encourage serious scholarship and research in children's literature.to enhance the professional stature of the graduate and undergraduate teaching of children's literature andto encourage high standards of criticism in children's literature.
  • This website "is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided byothers: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world."
  • An online version of 19th century texts housed in the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina.
  • Bibliography of children's literature criticism.
  • Site includes poetry (in Chinese and English) arranged by author, audio clips of readings, world poetry in Chinese translation, and poetry links on the web.
  • Categories of this site include history of Chinese mythology, features of chinese mythology, and style and writing. In English or Chinese.
  • "The sampler of Chinese texts collected here is intended as a resource for students of written Chinese from the advanced beginner level onward. The selections represent a wide range of periods and genres, but all are well known in modern-day China and worth reading in their own right."
  • Born 1959 in South Korea
  • Classic Christian books in electronic format, searchable by author, title, or type other features include an encylopedia of Christianity.
  • Directory of sites including links to papal statements and documents. Online since 1994.
  • Outlines the history and beliefs of the Christian Science Movement. Includes links to other resources, and a select bibliography.
  • Official Website for the Church of England.
  • "This website gives contact information, such as names, addresses, phones numbers, e-mail addresses and website addresses for UK-based religious organisations. It is not an official publication of The Church of England."
  • Detailed church site includes sections on the basic tenants, historical developments, texts and scriptures, and news articles and related stories.
  • scholarly journal from Lehman College about the literatures of Spain and Latin America in Spanish and English.
  • Established in 2004, the Fair takes place at the Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Center with outstanding galleries from all over the world, presenting a great panorama of cutting edge contemporary art.
  • This website presents "a text and image archive containing a dozen English versions of the fairy tale. The Cinderellas presented here represent some of the more common varieties of the tale from the English-speaking world in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Materials to construct this archive were drawn from the de Grummond Children's Literature Research Collection at the University ofSouthern Mississippi."
  • Serving Santa Cruz County, Monterey and the central coast of California, we provide a venue both on-line and off for anyone interested in the filmmaking process. Santa Cruz has always been a haven for creative people of all types. Artists, craftspeople, writers,actors, musicians and others are drawn to this small town and flourish in an atmosphere of acceptance and freedom. The goal of Cinemar is to create a thriving film community in Santa Cruz county by bringing local filmmakers together with the resources they need to produce their work.
  • Since its inception in 1995 as a tiny student showcase, the festival has grown rapidly, mutating with each new edition. Our competition program is a forum, an ongoing argument, a free zone for celebrating and exchanging stories, for collaborations and for exposing audiences to brave and radical forays in cinema.
  • Established in 2008, the Fair is the first international art fair in the Caribbean and Central America, which combines the best of international art with a stimulating program of cultural events.
  • A collection of electronic texts.
  • A home page containing reviews and articles about comic strips and comic books, and articles on their writers andartists.
  • Library of Congress site offering an annotated list of reference websites.
  • "This site is designed to draw together the ancient texts and images available on the Web concerning the major figures of Greek and Roman mythology. We were most interested in bringing together the ancient sources and illustrations, but have included some Renaissance images that were just too good to leave out. The site is primarily intended for the use of Greek and Roman Mythology students at the University of Victoria, but feel free to look around!"
  • "A companion to Morford and Lenardon's best-selling book, Mythology, this searchable site offers users of the book a number of additional resources and information. Chapter-specific activities and links allow students to explore the web and engage in exercises that focus on the key elements of each part of the book. Bibliographies, glossaries, maps, and a growing list of new translations of the classics provide support for research and further learning."
  • Homepage of the sub-faculties of Classical Languages and Literature and Ancient History at the University of Oxford.
  • Web Guide to Classics Illustrated Comics.
  • University of Florida site collects links related to Classics. Includes Local Resources, Subject Guides/Indices, Databases, Bibliographies, Directories/Associations, Etexts, journals and more.
  • Provides "original translations of traditional Buddhist stories, verses, analogies, and teachings not otherwise available in English."
  • This site provides "over 900 pages of news,information, games and controversy about the life, literature, art and archaeology of the ancient world of Greece & Rome."
  • Links to a broad range of resources including Greek and Latin Languages, Greek and Latin authors, Maps and sites of the Ancient World, Classics E-Journals, Medieval Latin Language and Culture, Classics Publishers, Classics Associations, and more.
  • An online journal from Purdue University, V.1 (March 1999) to the present.
  • From Purdue University Press. Since 1999 it has published quarterly scholarship, book reviews, bibliographies and thematic issues, in the widest definition of the discipline of comparative literature and culture. It combines traditional comparative literature with comparative culturalstudies. Each article is preceded by an abstract.
  • Provides photographs from the plays of Shakespeare on stage, screen, television, opera and ballet.
  • Extensive coverage of the world of mystery fiction.
  • Guide to mysteries and crime fiction on the Internet. The links are divided into numerous, easy to navigate categories such as Authors, Characters, Themes, Reviews, Awards, and many others.
  • Reviews "Canadiana of interest to children and young adults, including publications produced in Canada, or published elsewhere but of special interest or significance to Canada, such as those having a Canadian writer, illustrator or subject."
  • An electronic archive of self-archive papers.
  • An electronic archive of papers.
  • Born 1971 in United States
  • Born 1956 in United States

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