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  • "The Collaborative Bibliographies were generated from discussion and query threads on T-AMLIT (the "Teaching the American Literatures" discussion list). All of the bibliographies are comprised of the initial query by a member of the discussion list, and subsequent responses to those queries. The responses come in all sizes, ranging from a single line with an author and title suggestion to several paragraphs."
  • The fair is a traditional art and antiques fair with a long list of innovative developments and a broad range of fine and applied arts from antiquity to the present day.
  • Entry from The Columbia Encyclopedia, presented by Bartleby.
  • Website of the Special Collections and Archives of the James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, which houses "nearly 10,000 comic books dating primarily from the 1970s-1990s the papers and drawings of two Richmond political cartoonists and several other related manuscriptcollections an extensive collection of reference journals donated by Dr. M. Thomas Inge, an expert on popular culture and the history of the comic arts and a growing collection of reference books supporting the study of all areas of the comic arts."
  • A "non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First AMendment rights for members of the comics community."
  • This "site is designed to introduce librarians (as well as teachers and parents) to the rich, diverseofferings from today's comics book publishers, and to encourage the acquisition of comic books and graphic novels in libraries serving young adults."
  • Extensive directory of resources arranged by category. From the State University of New York, University at Buffalo.
  • "The Comics Journal is a magazine that covers the comics medium from an arts-first perspective. We are owned and operated by Fantagraphics Books, a leading publisher of alternative comic books ."
  • More than 10.000 entries related to comic books, comic strips, animation, caricature, cartoons, bandes desinees, and other topics.
  • An early document by John Knox, a Scottish priest who became a Protestant reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism.
  • The official journal of the American Literature Association (ACLA). The website contains table of contents and article abstracts for the current issue and article abstracts for recent issues.
  • "Comparative Literature Studies is a journal devoted to the comparative research in literary history, the history of ideas, critical theory, studies between authors, and literary relations withing and beyond the Western tradition."
  • "This site is devoted to bringing to one place on the internet the key books and writings of human spiritual and religious thought. Covering the major world religions of the world, alternative spiritual systems, and ancient mythologies, this is an ever expanding work in the making."
  • Electronic texts of old-english poetry.
  • Covers a broad spectrum of books (including works of literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry and biographies) and provides links to major critics' reviews.
  • An online international short film festival connecting creators and viewers all around the world. See Application Guide link at the bottom of the screen.
  • Focuses on controlled, laboratory studies of such experiences as mind-matter interaction phenomena, distant healing, clairvoyance, and precognition.
  • Born 1947 in United States
  • "Contains works of notable Russian/Soviet writers from the Nineteenth and Twentith Century. The text is in Russian, with special reading aids for learners of that language. When you encounter a word that you don't know, poisition your mouse pointer over it to see its English equivalent."
  • This Connecticut College site "is an electronic archive designed to make out-of-print volumes of poetry available to readers, scholars, and researchers. The books are stored as individual text-only files accessible via the World Wide Web on the Internet." Arranged alphabetically by author. In some instances, limited biographical information about the poets is provided.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair aspires in its own way to participate in the writing of the ongoing history of drawing, a medium in its own right which is strongly inscribed in todays world by the enthusiasm that it incites both in current artistic creativity and in the fields of architecture, fashion and design.
  • Articles on relevant writers, culture and theory. Based at the National University of Singapore.
  • "This unique, searchable database contains up-to-date profiles of some of the UK and Commonwealth's most important living writers - biographies, bibliographies, critical reviews, prizes and photographs. Searchable by author, genre, nationality, gender, publisher, book title, date of publication and prize name and date."
  • Founded in 2003, the biennial is entirely focused on video art.
  • The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of historical and contemporary design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum recognizes that individuals, societies, and the natural environment are linked through design.
  • The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design.
  • Fine-art photography students have the benefit of a major museum as their campus, one that has been internationally acclaimed for its innovative exhibitions and extensive collection of photography. Students work with an experienced faculty that is deeply committed to the photographic medium as a powerful tool of personal expression. And drawing directly upon the unique media resources of the nations capital, the Photojournalism program is an ideal training ground for a new generation of creative newspaper and magazine photographers.
  • Established in 2007, the Fair provides a platform for major contemporary art galleries from around the world, that wish to take advantage of the incredible atmosphere and attendance by collectors, critics, artists and curators during the first few days of the Venice Biennale.
  • "This collection of Middle English texts was assembled from works contributed by University of Michigan facultyand from texts provided by the Oxford Text Archive, as well as works created specifically for the Corpus by theHTI. . . . The Humanities Text Initiative intends to develop the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse into an extensive and reliable collection of Middle English electronic texts, either by converting the texts ourselves or bynegotiating access to other collections produced to specified high standards of accuracy.
  • "The Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum (CSL) is a collaborative project among scholars from a variety of disciplines with the main purpose of creating a digital library of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century. Toward this end, we maintain an up-to-date catalogue of all Latin texts that are currently available online, making CSL a single, centralized resource for locating Latin literature on the internet."
  • Full edition of the complete works of Thomas Aquinas in Latin.
  • Established in 1997, this online journal includes poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews Audio is provided for all poetry and fiction in real audio format. Audio is also occasionally provided for interviews and other special projects.
  • An international organization of cooperating, autonomous Wiccan (witchcraft) congregations and solo practitioners.
  • Founded in January 1999, Creative Capital supports work with the potential for significant artistic and cultural impact, and is committed to diversity in all its forms.
  • Includes excerpts from Creative Nonfiction magazine, interviews and author profiles, book reviews, the e-zine Brevity, and links to creative nonfiction conferences, courses, and mentoring.
  • "An archive of crime and mystery fiction reviewed by Marilyn Stasio since January 1997, arranged by author." From the New York Times. Registration required.
  • Reviews, interviews, and other crime fiction features from the online publication January Magazine.
  • Online British crime, mystery, suspense publication.
  • Website of "a professional group of crime authors, probably best known for staging some of the most famous and celebrated literary awards in the world: The Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards."
  • An academic site designed to "explore different critical approaches to the study of crime literature/film."
  • "CrossCurrents is a global network for people of faith and intelligence who are committed to connecting the wisdom of the heart and the life of the mind. In print, online and in real time, we bring people together across lines of difference."
  • Crossover Australia brings together accomplished Australian artists, filmmakers, game developers, web designers and screenwriters, for five days. The goal is to develop ideas for projects that combine the storytelling skills of independent filmmaking with new kinds of interactivity made possible by emerging technology.
  • An electronic journal of Marxist Theory and Practice.
  • This site "represents the efforts of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators and historians of science to make available through the internet the form and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 B.C., until the end of the pre-Christian era."
  • An "electronic journal for the scholarly discussion of issues pertaining to electronic literacy, widely construed. We seek to publish work addressing theuse of electronic texts and technologies in reading, writing, teaching, and learning in fields including but not restricted to: literature (in English and in other languages), rhetoric andcomposition, languages (English, foreign, or ESL), communications, media studies, and education.
  • Site of an art exhibit covering the religion and mythology of the Yoruba people, a culture primarily from southwestern Nigeria and Benin.
  • Founded in 1988, the Daguerreian Society is an organization of individuals and institutions sharing a common interest in the art, history and practice of the daguerreotype.
  • Searchable database provides a wealth of information about classic and modern Danish writers and literary history. In Danish and English.
  • Online texts (in Danish).
  • The Museum presents one of the greatest inventions of our time: photography and photographic equipment. The exhibitions include both national and international photographers.
  • "The Daoist Studies website contains scholarly information about Daoism, including books on Daoism, conferences, scholars, a bibliography and general resources for learning about China's indigenous, organized religion."
  • Directory of websites featuring many full-text stories of horror and hte supernatural.
  • Darklight is Ireland's premier festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology. Our mission is to nurture new talent and to create new possibilities for the imagination.
  • Founded in 1993, the 2009 edition of the Festival of Regions will be oriented toward the southern edge of the city of Linz, along the Traun River, with a focus on the satellite town of Auwiesen and the residential complexes of solarCity.
  • Very thorough collection of links relating to French literature, arrange by period.
  • One of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. Although the Collection has many strengths, the main focus is onchildren's literature, historical and contemporary. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Lena Y. de Grummond, the Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as 70,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present. Part of Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi, the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection is housed in the McCain Library and Archives.
  • Collection of links covering many aspects of these ancient writings and the ancillary artifacts from Qumran, including archeological, historical, and religious infomration.
  • An interactive, hypermedia project providing the text of the Decameron, various interpretations of it, and information about Giovanni Boccaccio and the culture of fourteenth-century Italy.
  • Essay by John Lye.
  • An essay extracted from The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism.
  • Review journal produced by Denver seminary.
  • Established in 2006, the Fair's is held in Basel and Miami, and brings together some of the most influential designers, collectors, dealers, curators and critics from around the world.
  • Since 1991, this sit has provided an online clearinghouse for Buddhist study and practice resources. It is home toDharmanet's own in-house databases and collections, as well as providing links to all online Buddhist resources, large and small.
  • "The Dictionary of Old English was conceived by Angus Cameron, its founding editor, as an historical dictionary in the tradition established by Sir James Murray for the Oxford English Dictionary. The Dictionary of Old English is based on records written in English between 600 and 1150 A.D."
  • Slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom.
  • Didaskalia "is a web-site and journal dedicated to the study of ancient Greek and Roman theatre in performance, and to the legacy of ancient theatre." Issues beginning with volume 1 number 1, March 1994, are available, though the index and search mechanisms are under construction.
  • A well-designed website and electronic journal on Greek and Roman drama, dance, and music. The website provides historical background (including descriptions of staging and plans of Greek & Roman theatres), while the journal explores contemporary performance of classical works.
  • Searchable index of 102,000 electronic books, many of which may be downloaded free of charge. Log-in required.
  • From the Center for Buddhist Studies, at the National Taiwan University, this extensive site includes awide range of information, both general and technicaland an archive of scholarly articles on various Buddhist topic. In Chinese and English versions.
  • Digital facsimile images from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Texts to view, print, or download.
  • Stanford University Libraries "Dime Novel and Story Paper Collectionconsists of over 8,000 individual items, and includes long runs of the major dime novel series (Frank Leslie's, Boys of America, Happy Days, Beadle's New York Dime Library, etc.) and equally strong holdings of story papers like the New York Ledger and Saturday Night." The collection can be browsed by title, feature, or image, or searched by Dime Novel titles, story titles and captions, graphics or subject features, or by text. Includes a timeline to chart these once-popular genres.
  • Interdisciplinary research tool for the study of women and gender in the ancient world.
  • Focus is on women and issues of gender among the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and other ancient cultures.
  • Official home page for the (Christian Church) Disciples of Christ.
  • Organized by Frere Independent, DiVA is the first art fair dedicated to digital and video art. The first edition was held at Windsor Hotel in New York in 2003 followed by editions in Brussels, Cologne, Paris and Miami Beach. DiVA is an important meeting ground for the exchange of ideas, discussions, and presentations of some of the most challenging and innovative works created with video and new media today.
  • Directory of links to sites with information about Catholic heresies.
  • Initiated in 1955 by the artist and art educator Arnold Bode, Documenta is regarded as the most important exhibition of contemporary art, drawing attention from all over the world. Every five years, a new director is chosen and the exhibition is reinvented, a concept which to date has been affirmed by the public's interest.
  • Includes constitutions, declarations, and decrees. From the Vatican Council.
  • Born 1962 in United States
  • An "online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays. Use the navigation bar to the left or the quick search alphabet above to begin searching for information on Plays, Playwrights, Literary Agents or Publishers."
  • Conceived as an online venue for French and American poetry and poetic culture.
  • Born 1960 in Canada
  • DCTV is the most honored independent nonprofit media center in the nation. Its productions, reaching over 100 million viewers each year, have received 12 national Emmy Awards, 3 duPont-Columbia Awards, and every other major award in the television field. In recognition of DCTV's artistic integrity and social commitment, the organization was awarded a highly competitive National Endowment for the Arts "Leadership Projects for the Millennium" grant.
  • Covers the areas of consciousness, altered states of consciousness, dreams, hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, personal growth, transpersonal psychology.
  • Extensive directory of links.
  • Provides full Italian texts of 2,400 poems by 200 authors written in and around the 13th century.
  • Born 1966 in Liberia
  • Founded in 1976, this annual exhibition of contemporary art is the premier exhibition of its kind in Ireland. Curated each year by a different curator of international standing, e v+ a presents the work of Irish and international contemporary artists in a range of venues and settings, formal and alternative, throughout the city of Limerick.
  • Includes criticism, essays, poetry, drama, translations in numerous languages.

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