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  • "VRW is dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and toaiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period. VRW is intended to supply a handy set of tips and links to help Victorianists find the practical information they need, whether it's an archive catalogue, a bibliography, a listserv address, a sample syllabus, a place to stay in London, or a journal's submission guidelines."

  • "This site contains 17th century, Thirty Years War and English Civil War pamphlets, news sheets and other documents in full text format. Additionally, there are articles of interest to the reenactor, texts of blackletter ballads, bibliographies and links to other useful sites on the Internet."

  • Online resource useful for study of 17th century literature and gender studies.

  • Collection of links to web resources and full-text works, arranged chronologically by birth date of author.

  • "The translation is intended for "oral delivery," that is, to be read or recited aloud. Accordingly this work includes an audio stream in which the translator provides a reading of his version of the poem.

  • To view resources for a particular author, click on the author's name in the frame.

  • Vast directory of literature by period, from Voice of the Shuttle.

  • Links to sites concerned with the literature and culture of the mid-fifth century to the mid-eleventh century.

  • Historical directory in chronological form.

  • Contains texts and biographies of the major literary figures of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

  • Site examines recent scholarship. Includes links to other web resources, and suggests books and materials.

  • Biographies, bibliographies, and a selection of writing from Lady Mary Wroth Katherine Philips Aemilia Lanyer and Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.

  • Full-text in translation and the original Old English, essays, and bibliographies.

  • 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)."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • University of Rochester site featuring Arthurian texts,images, bibliographies, and basic information.

  • Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information.

  • 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.

  • Electronic texts of old-english poetry.

  • Articles on relevant writers, culture and theory. Based at the National University of Singapore.

  • "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 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."

  • 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.

  • Directory of hundreds of electronic texts. Browsable by author, and within author by title.

  • 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.

  • An online exhibition from the E. J. Pratt Library, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • "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."

  • 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.

  • A site dedicated to the study of Literature, Imperialism, Postcolonialism.

  • Bibliographic details of all existing journals devoted to eighteenth-century studies.

  • Online magazine on early modernism, dealing especially with women in Paris, 1900-1940.

  • Large, searchable collection of interdisciplinary links, articles, illustrations, and assorted web resources.

  • Provides links to resources on major Victorian period authors.

  • A comprehensive collection of links covering all facets of medieval performance.

  • A well-organized and categorized set of links to reliable sites on various facets of medieval drama, dance and song.

  • Digital library of full-text resources.

  • Sources included are primarily for Western Medieval subjects, with a few Late Antique and Byzantine sites.

  • Research guide to print and online sources.

  • Site includes an introduction to paleography, medieval scribes and authors, manuscripts, decorations, tools, and a variety of links to additional resources.

  • Offers an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a bibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and an associatedcollection of links.

  • Biographies and bibliographies of writers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

  • Directory of Links dealing with all caspects of medieval life, literature, and culture.

  • A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization. Searchable and browsable.

  • Offers articles on the medieval period.

  • Provides links to full-text, commentaries, and other resources.

  • Transcriptions and images from the manuscripts of "The Planctus for William Longsword", the earliest work written about the Normans from a Norman point of view.

  • Emory University site provides an introduction to major topics and issues in Postcolonial Studies, with links divided into the following categories: Introduction, Authors, Theorists, Terms and Issues.

  • A series of old-spelling editions of English Renaissance books and manuscripts, and of plain transcriptions of such works, published on the World Wide Web.

  • "View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 in the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700."

  • A twice-yearly interdisciplinary journal in early-modern English literary and historical scholarship, from March 1996 to the present. Each issue contains 3-4 articles, 5-6 book reviews. The journal is keyword searchable, with indexes.

  • An online repository of works printed in English between the years 1477 and 1799, including full-text editions of Shakespeare and Spenser.

  • Devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture.

  • Website "devoted to using computer technologies to investigate critically the languages, cultures, histories, and theories of Romanticism."

  • An international refereed electronic journal devoted to British Romantic studies.

  • Numerous links to English Literature websites covering the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century.

  • Links to texts, commentaries, and other resources.

  • Guide to English literature of the Renaissance, including relevant links.

  • " The goal of the TEAMS Middle English text series is to make available to teachers and students texts which occupy an important place in the literary and cultural canon but which have not been readily available in student editions." Contains the full texts of numerous lyrics, poems, and tales, including notes, translations, and an introduction.

  • This database, a project of the Electronic Text Research Center at the University of Minnesota Libraries, "is a digital archive for Victorian Studies that draws upon the Library's rich collection of Victorian periodicals as well as other primary sources from the era. This digital collection provides crucial background information that complements the web content of other Victorian Text Projects and can function both as a teaching and research tool."

  • VRW is dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and toaiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period. VRW is intended to supply a handy set of tips and links to help Victorianists find the practical information they need, whether it's an archive catalogue, a bibliography, a listserv address, a sample syllabus, a place to stay in London, or a journal's submission guidelines.

  • "The Hyper-Concordance displays two pull-down boxes. The user can first choose one of a selection of authors from the box and then one from a list of the author's works. There are four limiting options displayed before searching: case sensitive, non-alphabet character sensitive, head length and tail length. The searcher can also ascertain the book's total word count and vocabulary distribution by searching without a query."

  • Lists "noteworthy publications (including articles, books, and reviews) that have a bearing on the Victorian period. Prepared by the staff of Victorian Studies and a committee of the Victorian Division of the Modern Language Association of America, the Bibliography annually indexes over 400 journals, representing scholarship in a range of disciplines."

  • Literature, history, and culture in the age of Victoria, covering the period 1830-1901.

  • Index of resources related to Victorian literature and culture.

  • Established in 1995,this site contains a variety of work, including poetry, travel accounts, and political tracts.

  • "A project which aims to link research and teaching by producing scholarly but accessible electronic editions as an on-line learning resource. Its website offers an anthology of edited Middle English lyrics (concentrating particularly on the 'Harley Lyrics'), translations of some longer Middle English works, and background resources for use in teaching."

  • Bibliography of works by and about women writers of the Middle Ages. Prepared by the Robbins Library at the University of Rochester.

  • Interviews with contemporary authors.

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