Early Modern Period: Literature Metasites

  • 17th Century Colonial New England with Special Emphasis on the Essex County Witch Hunt of 1692

    The Web Site "17th Century Colonial New England - With Special Emphasis on the Essex County Witch-Hunt of 1692" is published and compiled by Margo Burns. This site is vast and offers hundreds of annotated links to resources on the North American colonies in the seventeenth century (the link collection currently contains 280 links). The links are arranged by topics to ease searches and include: archaeological exploration of the period; audio and video programmes; daily life; images and facsimiles; Literature that was inspired by this peiod etc..This site also includes links to teaching materials for all ages.

  • 17th Century Women Poets

    "17th Century Women Poets" is an online resource guide for seventeenth-century women's literature. This site includes links to further resources on the web such as information on women's poets in the 17th century ( e.g. Aphra Behn or Lady Mary Wroth), poems, articles, 17th century background, a picture gallery and a bibliography.

  • 18th Century Literature

    "18th century literature" is a site containing information on authors such as Daniel Defoe or Samuel Richardson, "Seminar Notes" on Charlotte Lennox or John Cleland's 'Fanny Hill', a section called Books & Resources, information on "Study Skills", bibliographies and eventually on further resources on the web. This site seems to be suited for students wanting to obtain basic essay writing and research skills.

  • American Verse Project

    The Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) has assembled an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry. Most of the archive is made up of 19th century poetry, although a few 18th century and early 20th century texts are included. The full text of each volume is being converted into digital form. The volumes already online, which include books of poetry by a number of African-American and women poets, represent an interesting selection. In many cases, the texts selected are the only existing editions of the author's work. The project is designed to reproduce already published texts without any additional (i.e., modern) critical material. The project is also structured as an archive to which additional volumes of poetry will be added continually.

  • The Bluestocking Archive

    This archive assumes a deep relation between the intellectual and social movement of the Bluestockings, the culture and cult of Sensibility and High Romanticism. It is an archive of texts by or relating to the eighteenth-century British Bluestocking Circle and the second generation Blues, including predecessor texts, and literature of sensibility as it is derived from the Bluestockings' concerns with aesthetics, and with women's aesthetic achievements.

  • British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions

    This Internet Archive makes Romantic and Victorian literature and poetry (especially those texts that have gone out of copyright) freely available for study and classroom use. Facsimiles and other illustrative material in a hypertext structure are included.

  • British Women Romantic Poets Project

    A library of electronic texts edited from originals in the Shield Library of the University of California. The goal of this project is the design and development of highly accurate and reliable electronic editions of works published by British women poets between 1789 and 1832.

  • Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD)

    The Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD) is an on-line searchable database of entries from sixteen early dictionaries, dating from between 1530 and 1657. This resources includes bilingual lexicons as well as specialist and 'hard-word' dictionaries. Furthermore one finds a bibliography of works that may be helpful for those studying early lexicography.

  • Eighteenth-Century English Novel Research Guide

    This site offers information on the eighteenth century which originally has been developed as a project for a graduate seminar on the eighteenth-century novel. There is an annotated list of links to online sources, journals, biographies, and bibliographies, as well as to an highly selective reading list on eighteenth-century English novel criticism.

  • Eighteenth-Century Resources

    "These pages cover all the significant and reliable Internet resources I've been able to discover that focus on the (very long) eighteenth century -- let's say Milton to Keats. The collection includes information on literature, history, art, music, religion, economics, philosophy, and so on, from around the world in the eighteenth century, as well as the home pages of societies and people who work on eighteenth-century topics. The site is aimed especially at scholars and students; I've excluded many sites of interest only to fans, historical re-enactors, &c."

  • English Literature: 16th Century Renaissance (1485-1603)

    This site offers an index of biographies, essays, images, full-text of works, and scholarly articles on the major English literary figures of the period, as well as links to other sites covering geneal aspects of the era.

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

    This site offers an index of biographies, essays, images, full-text of works, and scholarly articles on the major English literary figures of the period, as well as links to other sites covering geneal aspects of the era.

  • English Literature on the Web

    This site offers links to literary texts, books, archives, and other internet resources featuring English literature.

  • The Gothic Literature Page

    The Gothic Literature Page is devoted to study of Gothic Literature in England from 1764 to 1820. This site is intended to provide students and scholars of the Gothic novel access to the growing number of resources available on the web. An introduction to the Gothic novel, collected summaries, papers, critical and bibliographical information and related sites are assembled together to expedite research.

  • [Hume, David] David Hume (1711-1776)

    The David Hume website is part of the EpistemeLinks Philosophy Resources on the Internet. It offers a list of Hume websites, biographies, organisations, and related resources (discussion list, e-texts).

  • The Literary Gothic

    "The Literary Gothic is a Web site for all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, "classic" Gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature prior to the mid-twentieth century. The goals of this site are twofold: to collect in one place all links pertaining to literary Gothicism, and to make available etexts of important and overlooked early works of Gothic or supernaturalist interest."

  • MIMI: American Literature "e-texts"

    This page provides e-texts on American authors and their works from the 18th up to the end of the 19th century. Links to other useful sites on American literatur of this time are offered.

  • Norton Topics Online

    "Prepared by the Norton Anthology editors in anticipation of the Seventh Edition, this extensive, freely accessible Web resource for The Norton Anthology of English Literature offers twenty-one topics - three per period - for study and discussion." The topics are: The Middle Ages; The Sixteenth Century; The Early Seventeenth Century; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century; The Romantic Period; The Victorian Age; and The Twentieth Century.

  • The Perseus Garner: English Renaissance Collection

    "The Garner is a gathering of primary materials from the early modern period in England (commonly called the English Renaissance) and selected secondary materials from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Begun with an electronic edition of the complete works of Christopher Marlowe, it now includes the works of William Shakespeare , important historical sources from the period, and a variety of secondary reference works. Our goal in assembling this collection is to provide scholars, students, and general readers with free access to important documents from the early modern period, many of which are difficult to find outside large research libraries, and to supplement them with helpful scholarship and criticism."

  • Renaissance, The Elizabethan World

    Renaissance, The Elizabethan World is devoted the the social history of Elizabethan England. The site offers a compendium "Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603" (105p.), information on Elizabethan Heraldry, on The Trial of the Earls of Essex and Southampton (1601), discussion forums, a search engine, and links to related sites.

  • Representative Poetry Online

    "Representative Poetry On-line is a historical anthology of English poetry, from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century, which includes about 2,100 English poems by about 330 poets. The bibliographical sources from which the selections are made hold vast libraries of poetry for readers and critics venturing out on their own, and for the ordinary reader interested in reading more by one poet. The archive may be browsed by several indexes which are classified by author, title, first line, date, keyword and criticism on poetry. The site also features a timeline, calendar, and a glossary."

  • Richard III: On Stage and Off

    "This site deals offers information on Richard III Onstage and Off, including links to all the material on this site concerning dramatic portrayals of Richard III. Includes sections on the McKellen and Pacino films, other performances of Shakespeare's Richard III, a hypertext edition of Shakespeare's play with a timeline and links to historical background; and materials that help set Shakespeare's play in the appropriate context."

  • Romantic Circles

    This Website is devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts. Romantic Circles is the collaborative product of editors, contributors, and users around the world. The site offers electronic editions, features and events, publications, reviews, the praxis series, and scholarly resources.

  • [Shakespeare, William] Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

    These pages are an annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources on the Internet.

  • [Shakespeare, William] Sh:in:E - Shakespeare in Europe

    A metasite with an impressive range of links to texts, criticism, music, film, background, educational, and popular Shakespeare. Additionally, Sh:in:E features conference announcements as well as a selection of primary and secondary texts.

  • [Shakespeare, William] VMI's Shakespeare & Renaissance Home Page

    VMI's Shakespeare & Renaissance Home Page is an annotated link list to electronic resources on Shakespeare, his work, life, and scholarship.

  • [Shakespeare, William] William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

    This page seeks to collect any and all Internet materials related to the life and works of William Shakespeare.

  • [Sidney, Philipp] The Sidney Homepage: Online Ressources

    These pages aim to provide a hub for the online study of writers in the Sidney family. At few times in English literary history have so many members of one family achieved so much. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) is now rightly celebrated, as he was for much of the seventeenth century, as one of the key figures in the Elizabethan revival of English letters, both as patron and as one of the most talented and original practitioners of that golden age. His sister Mary, Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621) was a major poet and patron in her own right. Although it is only recently that she has benefited from substantial critical attention, her status and importance were unquestioned in her own day. Their younger brother Sir Robert Sidney has only recently emerged as a gifted minor poet – his poems were identified in his own autograph manuscript copy in 1973. The writings of his daughter Lady Mary Wroth include a massive and intricate prose romance and a brilliant sonnet sequence.

  • Sixteenth Century Ballads

    The goal of this project is to produce a collection of "interesting" ballads from before 1700, containing sheet music and lyrics, both in their original form, and in a form intelligible to a modern listener.

  • Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature

    This site provides background information concerning English Renaissance literature of the sixteenth century. Offered subjects are: General Introductions to the Renaissance; History and Politics; Economy, Trade, and Exploration; Royalty; Religion & Philosophy; Renaissance Science and Medicine; The Plague; Magic, Witchcraft, and the Supernatural; Women in the Renaissance; Images; Renaissance Music, Theatre, Dance, Art, Architecture, Costume, Printing and Publishing, Food and Drink; Miscellaneous; Journals; and Metapages.

  • [Sterne, Laurence] Laurence Sterne in Cyberspace

    The Laurence Sterne in Cyberspace website offers a general introduction to the life and work of the novelist. It offers links to e-texts, to a Sterne bibliography, to books and journals, essays, and misc. related links.

  • [Sterne, Laurence] The Shandean (Sitemap)

    The Shandean (Sitemap) is an information resource grouped around "the shandean", the Laurence Sterne journal. The website offers tables of contents of the journal, information on Shandy Hall, events, information on Wolfson Cottage, and an image gallery.