Selected Web sites compiled by Jerry Wright, Reference Librarian, Humanities and Education Bibliographer

Languages and Culture

American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
Basic Spanish for the Virtual Student: Choose from 58 lessons. No frills.
Best of British: the American's Guide to speaking British
Chinese Language Information Page: searchable
Electronic Text Collections in Western European Literature
Fabula: French/literary theory site
Foreign Languages for Travelers
French at USA: the University of South Alabama's French language site.
German for Travelers: This site is managed by Peter Golz, of the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.
German Language and Culture : Includes links to a grammar and language lab, other links to travel and culture.
German News, Jahres√ľbersicht: The daily news, in German or English. There is an archive of the six previous years.
KANSAI BEN: Introduces a significant Japanese dialect.
Language Links: from the University of Wisconsin, broadly cultural with best service for Spanish and Hispanic interests. Newspapers, instructional materials, a slang dictionary, and museum listings are included.
languages, travel, exchg. rates
Le Monde: French online newspaper.
On-Line Literary Resources : Links to English/American resources, other national literatures, feminist criticism, resource lists. Searchable.
Russian/NIS Literature Resources : Here are links to four useful Internet collections--also a link to a Russian language version at the same site.
Slavic and Eastern European Library
travlang: languages, travel, chat and exchange rates.
Twayne Authors Series: literary criticism on U.S., English and world authors. Available with USA ID both on campus and off.
VoS Literatures (Other Than English)
Yale Library Selected Internet Resources : Languages & Literatures: There are links to English, classical, French, Italian and Spanish literatures and languages.
YourDictionary.com: includes thesaurus and grammar guides. to top of page

Literatures in English

For guides to printed material on this subject, see African American Literature, American Literature, English Literatures, Literature of Europe, Modern Drama Criticism, Shakespeare Intro and Women's Literature.

Alabama Authors and Their Works: 20th century writers. Includes short biographical information.
The Camelot Project: All about King Arthur. Except for the image library, this is a straightforward scholarly site. Bonus: the Robin Hood Project.
Cliffs Notes: about 180 Literature Cliffs Notes are viewable for free.
Gale Literary Index: Free index to Gale literary criticism (excerpts from several sets held by University Library, such as Contemporary Literary Criticism and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.)
geoffreychaucer.org: an annotated guide to online resources. Sites selected by David Wilson-Okamura of the University of Chicago.
Internet Poetry Archive
Irish Poetry Page
Literature and Culture of the American 1950s
Mississippi Review: Online literary journal from U. of Southern Mississippi.
MLA, the Modern Language Association : Choose MLA Style; these are the only official MLA guidelines on the Internet.
On-Line Literary Resources : Links to English/American resources, other national literatures, feminist criticism, resource lists. Searchable.
Paris Review
Pulitzer Prizes
Romantic Circles: "devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary . . . Shelley, Percey B. Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts . . . " -- Choice Magazine.
Shakespeare: Complete works.
Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature
Victorian Web: Searchable. Includes items that discuss all aspects of this era, including religion, economics, science and technology, and philosophy.
Victorian Women Writers Project: Full-text collection of some rare women writers of the Victorian period.
Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color: Biographical information about women writers of color; also opportunities to formally submit bios for authors or years not covered (United States and Canadian writers.)
VoS English Literature: English Literature Page : Links are chronological and by genre; also "other" English literatures.
Web Concordances: Concordances for major romantic poets.
William Faulkner on the Web
Yale Library Selected Internet Resources : Languages & Literatures: There are links to English, classical, French, Italian and Spanish literatures and languages.
Young People's Zone: popular fairy tales and classic children's books
Yoknapatawpha Timeline: Includes a history of William Faulkner's fictional county, including births, deaths, and other significant events. to top of page