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  • The Foundations program supports and encourages the craftsmanship and art of authors, artists, painters and photographers, both unknown and of established reputation, whose efforts are non-commercial or commercially unfeasible.
  • "Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary. Includes the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, and Church Fathers."
  • "The Early Church Fathers is a 38-volume collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. This collection is divided into three series, Ante-Nicene (anf), Nicene and Post-Nicene Series I (npnf1), and Nicene and Post-Nicene Series II (npnf2)."
  • "Early Jewish Writings is the most complete collection of Jewish documents from antiquity with translations, introductions, and links."
  • Full-text articles which "examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries."
  • EMLS examines English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is committed to gathering and to maintaining links to the most useful and comprehensive internet resources for Renaissance scholars, including archives, electronic texts, discussion groups, and beyond. Full index and search capabilities.
  • Site featuring data on the Russian artists, designers, playwrights, directors and impresarios from the turn of the twentieth century until after the Revolution.
  • "Each week we bring you the best Internet resources for information regarding Faith Formation, Family Ministry, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Social Outreach, Justice/Peace and Prayer & Reflection."
  • Guides to comparative literature courses and online resources.
  • A hypertext encyclopedia of early church history. Its sections include documents, a glossary, articles, images, and a chronology.
  • "An anthology of ecological, philosophical, spiritual, economic, religious and cultural articles, editorials and reviews exploring the values of the planetary Ecosphere, itsecosystems, communities and wild species - as the natural and time-tested source of a new and compelling 'Earth Ethic' for humanity."
  • Established in 1997, E/AB is the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and book dealers exhibiting the latest in the medium of prints, multiples and artists' books.
  • Founded in 1999, EP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and profitability of editorial photography. Its mission is to educate photographers and photography buyers about business issues affecting the industry, and in the process raise the level of business practices in the profession.
  • EVC is a not-for-profit media arts center that teaches documentary video production and media analysis to youth, educators, and community organizers.
  • Digitized texts which are "related to the subject of textual transmission, the reception of Icelandic culture, and the cultural links between Iceland and Britain."
  • Directory of hundreds of electronic texts. Browsable by author, and within author by title.
  • This searchable database "is a faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research in the field of Biblical studies."
  • Established in August 1993.
  • Founded in 1999 and held at El Museo del Barrio, the bienal celebrates the experimental, immediate pulse of contemporary art and supports the work of emerging Latino / Latin American artists based in the New York Metropolitan area.
  • Founded in 2000, the Biennial focuses on presenting the recent advances in contemporary electronic art and also includes a conference section, and a forum for discussion.
  • Sponsored by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, this magazine is accessible from volume 1, June 1993. There are tables of contents to the various issues, but no search mechanism. Each issue contains 1 to 3 articles, book reviews and a forum for scholars in the field.
  • EAI was founded in 1971 by Howard Wise, an innovative art dealer and visionary supporter of video as art. It is one of the first nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of video as an art form.
  • Provides annotated links to online academic journals, from the Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion of the Religious Studies department at Wabash College.
  • Provides free access to electronic texts of Ukrainian literature to all readers, particularly to students outside Ukraine. Texts in both Ukrainian and English.
  • Database provides a "descriptive guide to 2130 works, 1097 authors, and 161 publishers." Entries cover poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction in electronic format.
  • This State University of Buffalo site contains an alphabetical list of poets, critics, writers, and an in-progress list of poetry-related sites and resources, both electronic and in print.
  • Links to resources in the following categories: Comprehensive Sites Shakespeare's Work on the WWW Shakespeare's Life on the WWW Shakespeare's Theatre(s) on the WWW Scholarly Sites, Criticism and Bibliography Authorship Debate, Teaching Shakespeare Shakespearein Performance Miscellaneous Shakespeare Sites.
  • Simple, well-organized list of reputable shakespeare sites on the Internet.
  • This heterogenous collection contains fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present, arranged for browsing by author's last name or by category of interest.
  • This site lists Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English. Grouped by language collections are listed according to size, individual authors are arranged alphabetically. Produced by the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • This site features "more than 350 literary works composed in the Sumerian language in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) during the late third and early second millennia BCE. The corpus comprises Sumerian texts in transliteration, English prose translations and bibliographical information for each composition. The transliterations and the translations can be searched, browsed and read online using the tools of the website." Based at the University of Oxford.
  • Site contains links to electronic versions of texts by seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century authors.
  • Born 1925 in United States
  • This Encounter is committed to exploring the intense relationships between contemporary art from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, making Valencia the point of reference in Europe and a cultural platform for contemporary Latin American art.
  • "This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 6000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. . . . The Encyclopedia Mythica has been on-line since May 15, 1995."
  • This site constitutes a bibliography of the philosophical literature of India during its classical phase and the secondary material on this literature that is available (for the most part) in English.
  • Site contains the following categories: Guides ArticlesWaikas -- spirit stories set in primordial times Woraks -- hero stories set in historical timesGenealogiesPicturesResources and External Links.
  • "This site constitutes a bibliography of the philosophical literature of India during its classical phase and the secondary material on this literature that is available (for the most part) in English."
  • Online encyclopedia which "attempts to bring together in a single-volume compendium a state-of-the-art summary of the insights gained by the principal social sciences of religion: anthropology, psychology, and sociology."
  • A searchable encyclopedia of Celtic literature including the legends, mythology, tales, and history of this ancient culture. This is an online version of the published book.
  • Monthly online magazine. Subjects include women in mythology, lore in different countries, symbolism in fairy tales, gypsies, rites-of-passage, magic, etc. The site also includes poetry, book recommendations, interviews, events, and links to other mythic sites.
  • English Fairy Tales, retold by Flora Annie Steel, original edition copyright by The Macmillan Company, 1918, this edition printed in 1962 by The Macmillan Company.
  • Provides a series of illustrated essays.
  • Extensive Directory of links from the London School of Journalism site.
  • The site is an "NEH-fundedproject designed to provide scholars and students at a variety of levels withaccess to major texts of the English Renaissance in their original versions.. . . ERIC comprises two separate but integrated units: a set of tutorials on some of Shakespeare's plays and on the making and selling of books during theEarly Modern period and a database of scanned texts (thanks to the work ofSCETI) from Penn's Furness Shakespeare Library.
  • This site contains original plays and screenplays, criticism, and links to other sites concerned with theatre. It publishes both classic and contemporary works.
  • This site offers works of and about fiction collected from its members, contributing authors worldwide, and texts in the public domain.
  • "The Race and Ethnicity collection, one of over forty literary collections on the EServer, consists of reference material, essays, and other works addressing issues of race and ethnicity in the United States."
  • Born 1957 in Iran
  • An online exhibition from the E. J. Pratt Library, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • The official website of the Episcopal Church, USA.
  • This site provides "easy access to resources in philosophy, categorized byphilosopher. The database includes links to over a thousand resources on over 400 philosophers throughout history. You can search by time period, by philosopher name, or by topic area (not all philosophers have been assigned atime period or topic areas yet). For convenience, this page also provides quick links for 50 of the most often requested philosophers."
  • A convenient list of resources for those working in contemporary analytic epistemology. Concentration on links toprofessional papers available online. Searchable by keyword.
  • A collection of epistemology resources, including other directories, online papers, and graduate programs strong in epistemology.
  • This gateway "is categorized by history, subject and author. Integrating text resources with the best online resources, this indexattempts to aid both academic and general interest in all philosophical genres and their related fields."
  • "This collection archives works of the eighteenth century from the perspectives of literary and cultural studies. Novels, plays, memoirs, treatises and poems of the period are kept here (in some cases, influential texts from before 1700 or after 1800 as well), along with modern criticism."
  • Directory of resources on works on language, linguistic theory and structural linguistics.
  • Directory of links, mostly in Spanish, a few in English.
  • Established in 1992, the Fair offers its many visitors a panorama of contemporary artistic creation, in full support of the emergence of promising and talented young artists.
  • ECFF is a network of 250 audio-visual festivals with strong roots in the regions of Europe. Member festivals are dynamic, cultural events which have made a commitment to promote the diversity of the European moving image.
  • "Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 50 partner journals and just as many associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also a netmagazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages."
  • Official website of the Evangelica Lutheran Church in America.
  • Official website of the evangelical Lutheran Church of England.
  • Site revives the magazine in electronic form from issue 100 (Summer/Fall 1998.
  • Currently contains links to over 650 postmodern theory resources, sites, and journals.
  • Overview of existentialism includes biographies, criticism, periodical citations, and related internet links.
  • Excerpts from key texts in existential philosophy.
  • Founded in 1999,the Biennale generates and showcases original projects, concepts and ideas in different formats: conferences, screenings, exhibitions, urban interventions, workshops and debates. Staged in a variety of venues, they give rise to alternative visitor itineraries and original ways of exploring the host city.
  • ETC was founded in 1971, an outgrowth of a media access program established by Ralph Hocking at Binghamton University in 1969. Today, the Center continues to provide support and services to the media arts community.
  • National Gallery of Art teaching resource features essays on various topics including abstraction, figure drawing, historical subjects, landscape and marine art, portraiture, still life, and topographical views. Each section contains annotated images, artists' biographies, and related glossaries.
  • Born 1940 in Austria
  • Eyebeam engages cultural dialogue at the intersection of the arts and sciences. Its goal is to forge an understanding of the relatedness of these practices, which are becoming increasingly significant engines of cultural production. Eyebeam amplifies the flux and hybridity of the art/science intersection by openly fostering the parallel strands of EDUCATION, RESEARCH, PRODUCTION, EXHIBITION with its public and peers
  • An online quarterly that publishes original works of fiction, poetry and art.
  • Collection of articles focusing on fairies and ghosts from a now defunct journal which specialized in "new interpretations of past and place in archaeology, folklore and mythology."
  • Companion to a documentary film which "explores the magical 'otherworld' of fairies. Visit the places fairies live and meet some of the people who have seen and believe in them."
  • "Over 45,000 famous quotes by 5,000 authors from Aristotle to Zappa!" Browse by topic, author's last name, or type of author (Actress, Clergyman, Poet, etc.)
  • Bibliographic details on over 7000 authors and 150,000 books.
  • Questions and answers from Religious Tolerance.org.
  • Born 1952 in United States
  • Index "covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages."
  • Includes information on different literary genres, specific historical periods, pedagogical issues, politics and literature, and literarytheory.
  • Founded in 2008, the festival is dedicated to international contemporary art and its protagonists.
  • An international fair for contemporary art and established in 2005, the Fair is held each year at a different venue in Paris.
  • Full text of numerous novels and stories, arranged by author.
  • This Boston University site describes itself as "a hub for locating serious Christian theological activity on the Internet (now in its seventh year of operation!)."
  • An online entertainment destination dedicated to showcasing film festivals around the world and fostering new film and filmmaking talent. See "Call for Entries" link under each listing.
  • The Film Society of Lincoln Center produces The New York Film Festival (NYFF), New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) and Scanners: New York Video Festival. Entry into our festivals is open to all filmmakers. You are encouraged to submit to any festival for which you feel your work is appropriate. All lengths and all genres are considered for our festivals.
  • Film Threat Magazine was created in 1985. For over a decade Film Threat has covered cult films, underground shorts, alternative films and independent features. Recently named one of the top 5 movie websites by The Wall Street Journal, Film Threat is the number one destination on the Internet for consumers seeking an alternate take about mainstream movies as well as stories on independent and underground cinema.
  • This listing contains over 400 film festivals, markets, expositions, and communications industry conventions.
  • Online companion publication to Filmmaker Magazine.
  • The magazine of independent film offering a weekly newsletter.
  • A comprehensive resource center for filmmakers with links to associations, cinematography, distributors, editing, film schools, video and other film related topics.
  • Film Arts is a non-profit leader in the media arts field, providing comprehensive training, equipment, information, consultations, and exhibition opportunities to independent filmmakers.
  • A guide to religious studies resources on the Internet.
  • The Museum's collection includes works by national and international photographers as well as a large number of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and ferrotypes.
  • Directory of links from the Celebration of Women Writers site.
  • Born 1952 and 1946 in Switzerland

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