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CRITICAL AND SOCIAL THEORY

POETICS AND LITERARY THEORY

GLOSSARIES, GRAMMAR, AND STYLE GUIDES

RESEARCH DATABASES AND SEARCH ENGINES

CONTEXTS

ELECTRONIC TEXT LIBRARIES

LITERARY MAGAZINES


CRITICAL AND SOCIAL THEORY

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Radical Reference: "Answers for those who question authority."  From the Mission Statement: "Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. We support activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information. We work in a collaborative virtual setting and are dedicated to information activism to foster a more egalitarian society."

Theory.org.uk: "Social theory for fans of popular cultural. Popular cultural for fans of social theory."

QueerTheory.com

Voice of the Shuttle's Literary Theory Links Page: a useful starting point!

 

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POETICS AND LITERARY THEORY

Aristotle's Poetics

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes (Bartelby.com)

The Forest of Rhetoric: A guide to the terms of classical and Renaissance rhetoric, by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University.

A Handbook of Terms for Discussing Poetry (Emory University)

Voice of the Shuttle's Literary Theory Links Page: a useful starting point!

 

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GLOSSARIES, GRAMMAR, AND STYLE GUIDES

The Forest of Rhetoric: A guide to the terms of classical and Renaissance rhetoric, by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University.

Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert (Tina Blue)

A Handbook of Terms for Discussing Poetry (Emory University)

Jack Lynch's Grammar Guide

How do you document sources from the World Wide Web? Find out at Research and Documentation (MLA Style): Online Guide by Diana Hacker

Urban Dictionary: from the website: "Urban Dictionary is the dictionary you wrote. Define your world."

 

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RESEARCH DATABASES AND SEARCH ENGINES

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The following database collections (and many others) can be found through the Brandeis LTS Databases page:

Literature Online: Database of full-text reference materials and Web links to over 300,000 works of English and American literature including poetry, drama, the Bible, early English prose, Shakespeare editions, and 18th century fiction.

  Literature Resource Center: Full-text of biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline, includes text of Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism.

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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes (Bartelby.com)

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

The Early Modern Drama Database

Trace historical changes in word meaning at Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME). "LEME searches and displays word-entries from monolingual English dictionaries, bilingual lexicons, technical vocabularies, and other encyclopedic-lexical works, 1480-1702" Subscription required. For an overview of Renaissance word meaning, see Ian Lancashire's prototype of LEME, Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD).

Radical Reference: "Answers for those who question authority." 

From the Mission Statement: "Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. We support activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information. We work in a collaborative virtual setting and are dedicated to information activism to foster a more egalitarian society."

WWW Links for Theatre History and Early Music: Centre for Research in Early English Drama / Records of Early English Drama (REED).

 

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CONTEXTS

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The following database collections (and many others) can be found through the Brandeis LTS Databases page:

Literature Online: Database of full-text reference materials and Web links to over 300,000 works of English and American literature including poetry, drama, the Bible, early English prose, Shakespeare editions, and 18th century fiction.

  Literature Resource Center: Full-text of biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline, includes text of Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism.

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The Bible, King James Version

Searchable database of  20,00 images from the Guildhall Library, London

Medieval and Early Modern Databank (MEMDB) (Rutgers)

The National Portrait Gallery's Collections Search (Smithsonian, D.C.)

Search the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London (UK)

The National Gallery, London: Collection Online

The British Monarchy: The Official Web Site

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes (Bartelby.com)

 

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ELECTRONIC TEXT LIBRARIES

TIP:  Before printing any electronic text, "right-click" on the text and choose the option to "open frame in a new window."

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The following database collections (and many others) can be found through the Brandeis LTS Databases page:

Literature Online: Database of full-text reference materials and Web links to over 300,000 works of English and American literature including poetry, drama, the Bible, early English prose, Shakespeare editions, and 18th century fiction.

  Literature Resource Center: Full-text of biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline, includes text of Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism.

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eMule Poetry Archive

A wide-ranging and useful site! EServer.org. Click on "Browse our Public Collections" for an index to the database.

--Check out The English Server Drama Collection.

Early Modern Literary Studies Electronic Texts

The Internet Public Library (University of Michigan School of Information): Includes excellent Reference Center and Online Texts.

Very useful site! Jack Lynch's Literary Resources on the Net

Eighteenth-Century E-Texts (Jack Lynch)

Luminarium Middle English Plays

Luminariam: English Literature: Early 17th Century (1603-1660)

MIT's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Very readable! Includes hyperlinks to glosses and a powerful search engine!

Project Gutenberg: from the website: "Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device."

Representative Poetry On-Line

University of Virginia English Online Resources

--Includes the University of Virginia Shakespeare Resources.

Another good starting point! Voice of the Shuttle: Web Site for Humanities Research. Follow link (in left frame) to "Literature (in English)"; follow links (in right frame) to "Renaissance & 17th Century" or "Restoration & 18th Century."

 

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LITERARY MAGAZINES AND WEBSITES

Blithe House Quarterly: "Queer Fiction Lives Here."

The Center for New Words: from the website: "The Center for New Words is dedicated to a simple mission:  To use the power and creativity of words and ideas to strengthen the voice of progressive and marginalized women in society."

The Cortland Review: An online literary magazine in RealAudio.

PENNsound: A project of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. An online archive of recordings originally compiled and published from Keele University, England, by Dr. Richard Swigg in 1992 and 1993.

 

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