Literary Resources American
This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers Newark. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
See also the Ethnicities and Nationalities page.
- Calls for Papers
- From Penn's list.
- Voice of the Shuttle American Literature
- The best set of links.
- ALB1876: American Libraries before 1876
- Nearly ten thousand records on early American libraries. A major source of information on library history from Princeton. O si sic omnes!
- American Authors (Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Nagoya Univ., Japan)
- Very extensive list of links to hundreds of Americanist sites.
- American Literature (Daniel Anderson, Texas)
- Hypertext editions of Crane, Faulkner, Gilman, Hansberry, Hawthorne, Hughes, Hurston, Irving, Jewett, Melville, Norris, and others.
- American Literature on the Web (Akihito Ishikawa, Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages)
- A usefully organized set of links to Americanist sites, with chronologies.
- American Studies at the University of Virginia
- Extensive collection of American resources, including a superb collection of annotated links, on-line exhibits from the Museum for American Studies, many hypertext editions of American works, historical maps, the Capitol Project, virtual classrooms, and an extensive site on America in the 1930s. O si sic omnes!
- American Studies Electronic Crossroads (Georgetown)
- Superb master index to American studies resources. O si sic omnes!
- Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935 (Jim Zwick)
- Impressive hypertext containing dozens of E-texts on imperialism in the early years of the century.
- Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formation of American Literary Canons (Kenneth W. Roemer, UTA)
- Facsimiles of front matter of anthologies of early American literature from 1878 to the present, with attention to their role in shaping the canon. Well done.
- Epistrophy: The Jazz Literature Archive (Univ. of Alberta)
- Impressive site on literature and jazz, with introductions, samples of jazz fiction and poetry, and a few essays.
- Godey's Lady's Book (Hope Greenberg, Univ. of Vermont)
- Excerpts from the 19th-c. women's magazine.
- Library of Congress
- A remarkably rich set of resources, including:
- Literary Movements (Donna M. Campbell, Gonzaga Univ.)
- Extensive collection of information on American authors, including a timeline, bibliographies, and many, many links. Well done, and a good place to start on American literature.
- Making of America (Michigan)
- "A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction." A searchable database of thousands of books and articles. O si sic omnes!
- Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read (Pat Pflieger)
- A scholarly look at 19th-c. children's reading habits, with original essays and bibliographies.
- Poetry and Prose of the Harlem Renaissance (Jill Diesman, Northern Kentucky Univ.)
- A number of poems by Harlem Renaissance authors. (Down?)
- Postmodernism is/in Fiction (Pomona)
- Original essays and links on Acker, Auster, DeLillo, Garcia Marquez, Gibson, Hagedom, Morrison, Powers, Pynchon, Reed, and Rushdie. Some aren't yet available.
- Research Society for American Periodicals (Ellen Gruber Garvey)
- Information on the Society, its publications, and its discussion list. Includes many useful links, including sites with images or transcriptions of early American periodicals.
- Scanned Originals of Early American Documents (Emory)
- Low-resolution monochrome JPEGs of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Indepdendence.
- The Sixties Project (Virginia)
- An extensive site on the Sixties that provides back issues of Viet Nam Generation, information on conferences, bibliographies, filmographies, course syllabi, primary documents, personal narratives, &c.
- Teaching American Literature (Georgetown)
- O si sic omnes! A superb collection of resources on American lit, supplementing the T-AMLIT list, including:
- Wright American Fiction (1851-1875)
- A remarkable collection of thousands of full-text novels. Some are fully edited and encoded in HTML; others are page images or raw OCR. It will eventually contain edited texts of every American novel from the third quarter of the nineteenth century. O si sic omnes!
- 19th Century American Women Writers Web (UNL)
- E-texts, bibliographies, and contextual materials.
- African American Women Writers of the 19th Century (NYPL)
- A big scholarly collection of E-texts.
- Portraits of American Women Writers That Appeared in Print Before 1861 (Library Company of Phialdelphia)
- Dozens of images of early American women writers.
- Scribbling Women (Public Media Foundation at Northeastern University)
- "Online resources for teaching American women's literature using dramatizations produced by The Public Media Foundation." Includes links and RealAudio of well-produced thirty-minute performances, along with lesson plans and such. Very professionally done. Requires free registration (although they welcome donations). [Updated 28 Feb. 2005.]
- The Academy of American Poets
- Hypertext biographies and bibliographies on hundreds of American poets, some with exhibits and links.
- HTI American Verse Project (Michigan)
- Extensive searchable database of American poetry, mostly from the nineteenth century.
- Modern American Poetry (Cary Nelson, Univ. of Illinois)
- A large collaborative project on modern American poetry, to accompany Nelson's Oxford anthology.
- American Drama
- Information on the journal, including tables of contents.
The American South
- Center for Regional Studies (Southeastern Louisiana Univ.)
- Information on the Center and links to other resources.
- Center for the Study of Southern Culture (Ole Miss)
- Information on the Center and its events.
- Documenting The American South (UNC)
- An important archive of documents on the South by Southerners, with searchable full texts by dozens of authors.
- KYLIT (Eastern Kentucky Univ.)
- A site devoted to Kentucky writers, with several dozen biographies and bibliographies.
- Mississippi Writers and Musicians (Starkville High School)
- Impressively thorough guide to 20th-c. Mississippi writers, major and minor. Includes list of works, biographical sketches, original essays, reviews, and links.
- The Mississippi Writers Page (Ole Miss)
- Brief biographies, portraits, and primary and secondary bibliographies for Mississippi authors.
- North Carolina Writers' Network
- Information on the Society, including its conferences, with links.
- SSSL: Bibliography: A Checklist of Scholarship on Southern Literature
- An annotated bibliography of more than 20,000 items on the literature of the American South. O si sic omnes!
Native American Literature and Culture
- Native Web (Syracuse)
- A bustling set of resources (more than 5,000 links) in many categories, along with news related to indigenous cultures around the world.
- Internet Public Library: Native American Authors
- "This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites."
- boHemiAn Ink
- Extensive and well-designed site on dozens of "bohemian" authors.
- Literary Kicks (Levi Asher)
- A superb collection of information on Beat poetry, &c. by a dedicated and informed amateur.
- Abbey's Web (Sweden)
- Extensive and searchable site, including an introduction, biography, selected bibliography (no annotations), articles, quotations, and a mailing list.
- Conrad Aiken Study Journal
- Bibliography, selected E-texts, links, and information on the journal. Busy graphics are distracting.
Louisa May Alcott
- Louisa May Alcott
- A fan site, with a brief biography, links, and E-texts.
- Asimov Online
- Miscellaneous information on Asimov, including several lists of his thousands of publications.
- Charles Bernstein Page (Buffalo)
- Biography, bibliography, essays, audio files, and E-texts.
- Ambrose Bierce, Forked Tongue (Keele, UK)
- "The story of Ambrose Bierce told in the language of his Devil's Dictionary, using hypertext language to create a fiendish translation of the life and works and humour of this acidic satirist and adventurer."
- Elizabeth Bishop (Barbara Page, Vassar)
- Biography, bibliographies, information on library collections, announcements, calls for papers, and a few links.
- The Authorized Paul Bowles Web Site
- Biography, photographs, bibliography of works, and interviews.
Charles Brockden Brown
- The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition
- An ongoing edition, in print and on-line, of Brown's complete works, Includes a biography and primary and secondary bibliographies.
- Pearl S. Buck (Peter Conn, Penn)
- Extensive site by an authority on Buck, containing a biography, photographs, excerpts from her works, a secondary bibliography, and information on the Pearl S. Buck Foundation.
- charles bukowski: these words I write keep me from total madness (UNC)
- A selective bibliography of works by and about Bukowski.
- buk's page
- Brief biography, list of works, and ordering information for books.
William S. Burroughs
- The William S. Burroughs Files
- Bibliography, links, and miscellaneous information.
- Truman Capote
- A biography and bibliography, with links to other sites.
- Truman Capote Page (Bohemian Ink)
- Brief bio, filmography, and a few links.
- CATHOLICBOY.COM: The Jim Carroll Website (Cassie Carter)
- A general overview of Carroll and his works, including bibliographies and tour dates. Very thorough.
- Raymond Carver Page (Phil Carson)
- Selected bibliography and a few links.
- Neal Cassady (Levi Asher, Literary Kicks)
- Brief hypertext biography, interviews, and links.
- Willa Cather Electronic Archive (Brett Barney, Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln)
- An impressive collection of material on Cather and her times, including reliable annotated E-texts, a biography, bibliographies, illustrations, and links. Very well done.
- Willa Cather Page (Scott Newstrom, Harvard)
- Biography, bibliographies, quotations, and events.
Charles Waddell Chesnutt
James Fennimore Cooper
- James Fenimore Cooper Society Home Page
- Extensive site on Cooper's life and works. Very impressive.
- Hart Crane (Edward Brunner, UIUC)
- Biography, critical essays, and links.
- Robert Creeley Page (Andrew L. Graham, Keele Univ.)
- Very, very brief introduction with some links and E-texts.
Felix Octavus Carr Darley
- Felix Octavus Carr Darley (1821-88): America's First Illustrator of Note, & Victorian American's Most Famous Illustrator
- Information on the illustrator of works by Dickens, Irving, Poe, Longfellow, Cooper, and others.
- H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) Home Page
- Brief biography, primary and selective secondary bibliographies, and a newsletter.
- The Don DeLillo Society
- Information on the Society, with a bibliography and annotated links.
- Thinking about DeLillo's White Noise (Philipp Schweighauser, Univ. of Basel)
- Interactive pedagogy on the novel, with "tasks" and study questions.
- Thinking about DeLillo's White Noise (Philipp Schweighauser, Univ. of Basel)
- Interesting and sophisticated interactive pedagogy site, with a series of "tasks" and questions on the novel. Answers are sent to Schweighauser.
- Dickinson Electronic Archives (Martha Nell Smith, Ellen Louise Hart, and Marta Werner, Virginia)
- An extensive and scholarly collection of Dickinson resources.
- The International Theodore Dreiser Society (UNC Wilmington)
- Information on the Society and links to a discussion group.
W. E. B. DuBois
- Works by W. E. B. Du Bois (Steven Hale, DeKalb)
- Links to primary texts on the Web.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
- Paul Laurence Dunbar Homepage (Thomas M. Columbus)
- Photographs, biography, E-texts (and audio files), and links.
- Ralph Ellison Webliography (Claude Henry Potts, UCLA)
- A thorough list of mostly primary works, with a chronology and links.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Extensive set of Emerson links.
- Anita Endrezze (Karen M. Strom, UMass)
- Short biography, E-texts, paintings, and events.
- William Faulkner on the Web (Ole Miss)
- Plot summaries, biography, information on Oxford, MS, filmography, links, and events.
- The William Faulkner Society
- Information on the Society, and a few links.
- Rudolph Fisher Newsletter
- Information on the Harlem Renaissance author.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Babylon Revisited: A Long Expostulation and Explanation (Thomas A. Larson)
- Full text of an M.A. thesis on Fitzgerald. Includes useful annotated bibliographies.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald Centennial Home Page (SC)
- Extensive and impressively scholarly set of Fitzgerald resources, including biography, bibliographies, events, a chronology, quotations, and commentary.
- John Ford's Romantic Afterlife (Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam Univ.)
- Brief biography and critical overview, with a bibliography of primary and secondary works.
- A Frost Bouquet: An Exhibition in the Tracy W. McGregor Room (Univ. of Virginia)
- A highly illustrated exhibition on Frost's life and works, including facsimiles of drafts and published poems.
- Frost in Cyberspace (Sarah Jackson, Stephen F. Austin State Univ.)
- A good selection of Frost material, including a chronology, bibliographies, and original essays.
- In Quest of Robert Frost (Katharena Eiermann)
- A fan site, with many links (often unscholarly) and a selection of poems.
- The Road Not Taken: Robert Frost's Lesser Known Poems (Shefali Tripathi and Anando Banerjee)
- A pretty good collection of links and E-texts. A fan site, polluted by irritatingly commercial banner ads.
- Robert Frost (Amherst Common)
- An extensive set of links, though no original content.
- The Robert Frost Web Site
- A brief biography, selected poems, and bibliographies a fairly full primary bibliography, and a very selective secondary one. A fan site.
- John C. Gardner Appreciation Page (SUNY Genesee)
- A fan site, but with useful links.
- Hamlin Garland (Keith Newlin, UNC Wilmington)
- Scholarly information, including E-texts, bibliographies, and links.
- Shadow Changes into Bone (Mongo BearWolf)
- "The clearinghouse for all things Ginsberg." A big site containing all sorts of Ginsbergiana, including poems, photos, interviews, articles, parodies, reviews, and tributes.
- Frank Harris (1856-1931)
- E-texts, biographical sketches, and links on the notorious biographer and autobiographer.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne (Eric Eldred)
- E-texts, biographies, and plenty of links.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
- A good collection of E-texts and information on the life.
- Heinlein Society
- Information on the Society, along with some additional information, including a concordance.
- Joseph Heller Page
- A few links.
- Timeless Hemingway (Josh Silverstein)
- A popular introduction to Hemingway's life and works.
William Dean Howells
- William Dean Howells Home Page
- E-texts and links.
- William Dean Howells Society (Gonzaga)
- Information on the Society, with useful links.
Zora Neale Hurston
- Zora Neale Hurston (Tim Gallaher, USC)
Laura Riding Jackson
- Laura (Riding) Jackson Homepage (UNC)
- Brief biography (with chronology), primary and secondary bibliographies, and links.
- The Henry James Review
- Information on the Review, with full text available to subscribers through Project Muse.
- The Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites (R. Hathaway, New Paltz)
- Thorough and informative guide to Web resources, including reviews, E-texts, links, a discussion group, and essays.
- Jack Kerouac
- Hypertext biographical sketch, with contextual information.
- Kerouac Speaks
- "Sounds of Jack Kerouac reading (and singing) his prose."
- Information on Ring Lardner, including a biography, a bibliography, and a study guide for students.
- Madeleine L'Engle The WWW Resource
- A fan site. Like all Geocities sites, irritatingly commercial.
- Philip Levine Page
- E-texts and a bibliography.
- The Jack London Collection (DL SunSITE)
- A first-rate collection of information (E-texts, biography, bibliographies, images, miscellaneous documents) on London, well organized and presented. O si sic omnes!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Auburn)
- E-texts and quotations.
- Michael McClure (Levi Asher, Literary Kicks)
- Brief hypertext biography and bibliography.
- The Life and Works of Herman Melville
- News, brief biographies and bibliographies, E-texts, and reviews.
- The Crucible Project
- Impressive, though geared mostly toward high-school students.
L. M. Montgomery
- L. M. Montgomery Institute
- Information on Montgomery and the Institute.
- Anniina's Toni Morrison Page (Luminarium)
- A good collection of information on the novels.
- Zembla: Vladimir Nabokov Page (PSU)
- Extensive set of biographies, bibliographies, and news.
- Anaïs Nin
- Attractive site containing miscellaneous information on Nin.
- Dorothy Parker Page
- A small collection of Parker's poems.
- Elliot Paul (1891-1958) (Arnold Goldman)
- An overview, with a timeline and a primary bibliography.
- The Walker Percy Project (UNC-CH)
- Information on the Project and extensive information on Percy.
- Sylvia Plath Links
- Dozens of links.
Edgar Allan Poe
- E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore
- Extensive information on the Society, bibliographies, short essays, chronologies, links, and an extensive E-text library.
- Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher
- A fan site.
- PoeStories.com: An Exploration of Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (Robert Giordano)
- A fairly extensive collection of information on Poe.
- Poe Webliography (Heyward Ehrlich, Rutgers Newark)
- Extensive and thoroughly annotated guide to Poe resources on the Web, including E-texts and links to other sites.
- Chaim Potok HomePage (La Sierra)
- Useful bibliographies and other resources.
- HyperArts Pynchon Pages (Tim Ware)
- Useful starting point for Pynchon links, Web guides, a discussion group, and so on.
- Lots of Thomas Pynchon Links (Susan Danewitz)
- A big (but unannotated) list of links on Pynchon.
- The Pynchon Files
- An excellent and extensive site on Pynchon's life (what little is known) and works. Coverage isn't comprehensive, but plenty of good stuff here, much of it not to be found elsewhere.
- San Narciso College Thomas Pynchon Home Page (Pomona)
- Impressive conceptual site on Pynchon's life and works.
- Thomas Pynchon: Spermatikos Logos (www.rpg.net)
- Biography, bibliography, essays, quotations, commentary, and links.
J. D. Salinger
- J. D. Salinger Page
- Very brief biographical sketch, with useful annotated links.
- Salinger.org (Stephen Foskett)
- Includes "a (somewhat complete) bibliography, information on Salinger's beloved (and loved) characters, opinions, anecdotes, and more."
- The Anne Sexton Bibliography (Jeremiah Gilbert)
- An extensive bibliography of primary and secondary works, including not only Sexton's books of poetry but also the first magazine publications of many of her poems. Very handy.
- Anne Sexton Home Page (Ari Frankel)
- Several poems and photographs.
- Haunts and By-Paths: A Thorne Smith Tribute Page
- List of works and links. Irritatingly commercial.
- Gertrude Stein, including an extensive Gertrude Stein Bibliography (Finland)
- A few links and on-line texts.
- John Steinbeck: The California Novels
- Summaries and publication information on the novels and links.
- National Steinbeck Center
- Information on the Center; requires Java.
- The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies (SJSU)
- Information on the Center, with a list of Steinbeck's publications, a chronology, photographs of Steinbeck's houses.
- Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens (Dan Schnaidt, Wesleyan)
- E-texts, audio files, photographs, and links.
- Wallace Stevens (Al Filreis, Penn)
- Extensive information on Stevens, including selections from Filreis's books, Modernism from Right to Left and Wallace Stevens and the Actual World.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture (Virginia)
- Electronic text of the novel, nestled among very extensive and intelligent contextual material, including reviews, illustrations, historical information, and even video clips of movie adaptations. Impressive from top to bottom. O si sic omnes!
- Anniina's Amy Tan Page (Luminarium)
- Interviews, reviews, and links.
Hunter S. Thompson
- The Great Thompson Hunt Hunter S. Thompson, King of Gonzo (Christine Othitis)
- An appropriately wacky fan site, including biography, bibliographies, and pictures.
Henry David Thoreau
- Thoreau Reader (Richard Lenat)
- Guide to Thoreau, including a general introduction, E-texts, a brief guide to some people mentioned in Thoreau's works, and links to other Thoreau sites.
- Thoreau, Walden, and the Environment (Thoreau Institute)
- E-texts, biographies, and information on societies devoted to Thoreau and Walden Woods. A good place to start.
- The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau (Northern Illinois Univ.)
- Information on the definitive Thoreau Edition, along with useful information on Thoreau, including images of manuscripts and a quotation database.
- Ever The Twain Shall Meet
- A fan site, with links and E-texts.
- Mark Twain Resources on the World Wide Web (Jim Zwick)
- Miscellaneous Twain resources and links. Requires Java-compatible browser. Polluted by advertising, but otherwise impressive.
- Anniina's Alice Walker Page (Luminarium)
- Extensive information on Walker, including biographical sketch, bibliography, interviews, E-texts, and links.
Robert Penn Warren
- Robert Penn Warren
- "Honoring the life and works" of Warren. Biography, bibliographies, filmographies, and links.
- Edith Wharton
- "An overview with biocritical sources." Chronology, bibliography, photographs, and links. Well organized, but like all Geocities sites, irritatingly commercial.
- The Edith Wharton Society Home Page (Gonzaga)
- Useful collection of E-texts, links, bibliographies, suggested readings, and tips on teaching. Well done.
- Mickle Street Review: An Electronic Journal of Whitman and American Studies (Rutgers Camden)
- An original journal of Whitman studies.
- Walt Whitman Home Page (Library of Congress)
- Images from Whitman MSS, including the notebooks.
- The Whitman Project (Kenneth M. Price and Ed Folsom, Virginia)
- An extensive "hypermedia environment for studying the works of the nineteenth-century American poet Walt Whitman. The archive is a structured database holding digitized images of Whitman's works in their original documentary forms. Whitman's poetical manuscripts, early printed texts including proofs and first editions are stored in the archive, in full color when possible."
- Thomas Wolfe Memorial
- Official site on Wolfe's house, with information for visitors and a timeline-cum-bibliography.
- Thomas Wolfe Web Site (Sharon S. Connelly, UNC Wilmington)
- Biography, bibliography, newsletters, photos, and discussion groups.
- Z-site: A Companion to the Work of Louis Zukofsky (Jeffrey Twitchell-Waas)
- A collaborative commentary on Zukofsky's works.
This page, part of the larger collection of literary resources, is maintained by Jack Lynch.