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  • Informative online component to the Library of Congress' exhibition of Japanese prints, books, and drawings from the 17th to the 19th centuries & related works from the Library's collections created by Japanese and Western artists into the 20th century.

  • The Gallery presents exhibitions of works by photographers who have attained international, national and regional recognition and acclaim.

  • Conceived in 2006, Flow Art Fair is one of the smaller fairs focusing on quality by bringing together about twenty galleries that have pioneered contemporary art programs in their communities around the US.

  • Born 1980 in Israel

  • Provides listings of public events, library resources including the library's catalog HAMNET, information about publications such as Shakespeare Quarterly, and about educational programs for teachers and students.

  • Very extensive and scholarly collection of texts and links, with additional pages devoted to Folk and Fairytale Links, and Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas.

  • Conceived in 2008 by curator Andrea Schlieker, the Triennial is one of the most ambitious public art projects to be presented in England will focus on works specially commissioned for public spaces throughout Folkestone.

  • "The mission of Folkstreams.net is to build a national preserve of documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Produced by independent filmmakers, these hard-to-find films give voice to the arts and experience of diverse American groups. They are streamed on the website together with background materials that highlight the history and aesthetic importance of the traditions and the films."

  • Born 1950 in Hungary

  • A 1996 paper which questions theoretical claims that there is nothing intrinsically literary about literary texts and examines some empirial studies that appear to support a formalist postition.

  • Formerly Friends of Photography Bookstore, established in 1967 in Carmel, California and on the Web for 5 years, this bookstore offers the finest selection of photography books, Ansel Adams books, prints, and posters on the West Coast.

  • FotoFests purpose is to promote the exchange of art and ideas through international programs and the presentation of photographic art. Our programs work globally and locally, bringing together an international vision of art and cross-cultural exchange with a commitment to community involvement and the enrichment of Houstons cultural resources.

  • Photography Library Online is made possible in part thanks to the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund/Wertheimer Fund and the Nederlands fotomuseum.

  • The Fotomuseum Winterthur with its revolving exhibitions and the outstanding collection, has established itself as a center of excellence for photographic exhibitions and information.

  • The Fotostiftung Schweiz, founded in 1971, is dedicated to the preservation, acquisition and presentation of photographic works. It administrates an archive and a collection which together contain over 25 photographic estates and around 30,000 original prints of work by outstanding photographers.

  • Foundation "dedicated to preserving and promoting the complex and centuries-old culture of the Sephardic communities."

  • Frameline is an organization whose "mission is to support, develop, and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer visibility through media arts. Through a variety of programs and activities,Frameline provides access to films and videos dealing with a wide variety of issues related to sexuality and gender. Eachyear Frameline presents the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival,the world's oldest and largest event of its kind."

  • Since 1990, nearly 100 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the Frameline Film & Video Completion Fund. The leading distributor of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media to the educational market and beyond.

  • 1936-1984 United States

  • Overview of Francophone women writers. Mainly in French, with a modified English version available.

  • An exhibition which "encourages audiences to examine Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, and its influence on science fiction, monsters and their place in history, and man playing God."

  • This Staford University website provides an introduction to the life and work of the poststructural Marxist critic.

  • The Project compiles bibliographic references to Medieval French Drama, includes references to critical editions, translations, and secondary sources, and displays images and miniatures of manuscripts along with detailed descriptions.

  • Contains questions (and answers)posted to the sci.lang newsgroup.

  • The Fair was initiated in 2008 by Sharon Tillinger Shafir and Yifat Gurion Ofer who have a deep understanding of the Israeli art market and business arena.

  • "Friends of Lulu is a national nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage female readership and participation in the comic book industry."

  • Organized by Frieze Magazine in 2003, the Fair features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. It also includes specially commissioned artists' projects and a prestigious talks program.

  • Exhibit on the development of science fiction literature.

  • A repository of Russian verbal art and the scholarly and other texts vital to understanding it.

  • Selected scanned resources from the library's collection of primary and secondary sources.

  • Collection of articles about the settings of crime and mystery fiction.

  • Since its inception in 1978 the Gallery of Photography has become Ireland's premier venue for photography. It has staged exhibitions with many of the major names in contemporary photography.

  • Born 1967 in France

  • From the Stanford University Presidental lectures series, an introduction to the work, and links to other resources.

  • Organized by Takashi Murakami in 2007, the Festival is where artists from all over the world come together to exhibit their works. There is no particular screening of applicants. Any artist who is willing to create and present an original art work can take part in GEISAI.

  • George Eastman House, an independent nonprofit museum, is an educational institution that tells the story of photography and motion pictures.

  • University of North Carolina listing of interdisciplinary German resources on the web, including large sections on literature and literary theory.

  • German studies resources from the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

  • The goal of this project is to create comprehensive online coverage of the lexicons of the early Germanic languages.

  • Links to relevant resources.

  • Resources (mainly in German) for the study of German literature, language, culture, history, and philosophy.

  • In 2005 Getty images launched its grants program. The goal is to enable photographers to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues, as well as to take new and inspiring strides in creative work.

  • The Museum's goal is to make the collection meaningful and attractive to a broad audience by presenting and interpreting the collection through educational programs, special exhibitions, publications, conservation, and research.

  • This website provides "a completely interactive digital library book".

  • Established in 1995, the Fair offers the opportunity for visitors to view over 40 individual exhibition stands featuring galleries and artists from across the UK.

  • 2008 marks the first year of the festival in its new biennial format hosting exhibitions, seminars, artists talks and other events specifically designed for the biennial.

  • A compendium of glossaries on various subjects, searchable by keyword or browsed in over 130 categories.

  • Poetic terms and their definitions. Browsable alphabetically.

  • A large colleection of primary texts and resources relating to Gnosticism and the Gnostic tradition.

  • An on-line book which "describes the religious beliefs and practices of an agricultural village of Southern Taiwan in the middle 1960s."

  • Goldsmiths' Visual Arts students form an important part of the stimulating environment which constitutes the London art world. The Department's international reputation enables it to establish and maintain links with many of the world's most prestigious institutions and university visual arts departments. This, together with the cosmopolitan nature of the student body, provides unique opportunities to develop cross-cultural collaborative projects.

  • Born 1966 in Scotland

  • Born 1949 in United States

  • Founded in 2001, the biennial has a pedagogic mission in terms of conveying contemporary art to the residents of Gothenburg and especially to the children and youth of the city.

  • Devoted to the study of Gothic Literature from 1764 to 1834. Provides students and scholars of the Gothic novel access to the growing number of resources available on the web.

  • "The grammar hotline is a list of phone numbers or E-Mail addresses or Websites which you can contact for answers to short questions about writing. Tidewater Community College founded one of the first grammar hotlines in the country and publishes an annual compilation of grammar hotlines in theUnited States and Canada."

  • Searches title, publisher, year, book, or story and finds the work of a particular artist, writer, letterer.

  • Ulf Langheinrich & Kurt Hentschlager, born in Austria

  • A compilation of over 240authors and their works, chronologically arranged.

  • An online book which "investigates the Greek myths as a thinly cloaked chapter in an ancient Historical Tradition, which goes far back into the history of the Near East."

  • A "collection of myths retold by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology. . . The GML contains Texts, Images, Tables and Maps. The mythical accounts are based exclusively on ancient sources."

  • Links to ancient Greek theatre resources.

  • The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts and it provides a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. It also houses the extensive archives of Museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin.

  • From the National Geographic Society, twelve unvarnished tales based on a 1914 translation, some with audio.

  • Founded in 2002, organized by Guangdong Museum of Art and curated by a team of international curators.

  • Writers choose their top 10 books in a variety of subjects.

  • A well-done home page containing reading lists and essays on great mysteries, mainly of the pre 1960 era.

  • Miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage.

  • Links to hundreds of philosophy sites, including journals, mailing lists, online dictionaries, professional associations, and other philosophy guides in many languages.

  • "This on-line exhibit showcases a representative sample of the Mazzoni Pamphlet Collection at Duke Univerity. . .the collection consists of pamphlets, newspapers, programs, catalogs, and small volumes dating from the 16th through 20th centuries. It includes periodicals, political satire, Italian and French dramas, ballets, librettos, eulogies, epithalamia, materials from both World Wars, many collections of poetry, and many pamphlets relating to the Unification of Italy."

  • Held in March and founded in ...., Gulf Art Fair is the first major contemporary art fair in the Middle East and has the official support of the Dubai Government's Department ofTourism and Commerce Marketing.

  • A crime fiction content database based on the George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection at the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York. It "currently provides an in-depth look at 185 detective and mystery novels originally published during the period 1930-1960."

  • The first biennial of contemporary art held in an Asian city and founded in 1995, it exhibits a diverse selection of art from around the world.

  • An international, interdisciplinary consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks in order to advance teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Site contains peer-reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussions aimed at colleagues and the interested public.

  • Born 1960 in Spain

  • "The rituals of the Hajj are steeped in history dating back to Abraham and his family and have been performed for more than 1400 years." This site explores the origin, rituals, and meanings of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

  • Events and creeds in the history of the Christian Church. Annotated Web links are offered for specific topics: Church Fathers, Medieval Churchmen, Heretics, Eastern Orthodox, Catholics, Reformers, Puritans, Anabaptists, Armenians, Cultists, etc.

  • Born 1931

  • In German.

  • This database "contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices."

  • From the English translation: H.P. Paull (1872).

  • A collection of links to French-related web resources of interest to university-level teachers and students. Covers many aspects of French history and culture, including language, literary criticism and theory, Literature in e-text, and other literature databases.

  • An exhibition at the Schomburg Center provides an overview of the writers and intellectuals in Harlem during the period 1900-1940.

  • A Hypermedia Edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic Harlem Number.

  • Born in United States

  • First published in 1866, this is the oldest college literary journal in the United States. The online version features fiction, poetry, art, and criticism.

  • Site provides recordings of extracts from ancient Greek and Latin texts. This recital site was created for (and by) the classics teaching staff at Harvard to help students grasp the vital performative aspect of ancient literature. Selections were chosen because of their inclusion in various Harvard introductory-level language courses, as an aid to pronunciation and meter."

  • From its central SOHO location and through its Internet presence Harvestworks provides accessible and coordinated digital media production, education, information and content distribution services to a diverse creative community.

  • Inaugurated in 1982 with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, all the fairs are fully international, with around 300 exhibitors from 15 countries. Every item for sale in each fair has been strictly vetted for quality and authenticity. There are no date restrictions.

  • Inaugurated in 1982 with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, all the fairs are fully international, with around 300 exhibitors from 15 countries. Every item for sale in each fair has been strictly vetted for quality and authenticity. There are no date restrictions. The fairs are held in London and New York.

  • Inaugurated in 1982 with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, all the fairs are fully international, with around 300 exhibitors from 15 countries. Every item for sale in each fair has been strictly vetted for quality and authenticity. There are no date restrictions.

  • Founded in 1984, the biennial presents the work of artists who come from or have their cultural roots in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • The history of the festival dates back to the 1980s and the members of the Photographic Society in Finland who organized nine events every three to four years. Since 2000 the event has been known as Helsinki Photography Festival, and is organized by the Union of Artist Photographers in Finland. The Union also organizes the Triennial of Finnish Photography, and the annual Art Fair Suomi.

  • Born in United States

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