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  Cambridge University Press - Literature
This is the first comprehensive history of Irish literature in both its major languages, providing an authoritative chronological survey of the Irish literary tradition in both Irish and English.
Covering early English theatre from the earliest recorded vernacular texts in the late medieval period to the closing of the theatres in 1642, this introduction gives an accessible overview of the historical development of theatre.
Ruth Perry describes the transformation of the English family as a function of major social changes taking place in the eighteenth century, including the development of a market economy, enclosure and the redistribution of land, urbanization, the 'rise' of the middle class, and the development of print culture.
www.cambridge.org /us/literature   (1180 words)

  
 Eighteenth Century Background
Cavalier and Puritan, from the Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
The Age of Dryden, from the Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift, from the Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
www.literaryhistory.com /18thC/18thCBackground.htm   (474 words)

  
 Rosemount High School Library English Resources
Bartleby Verse - American and English Poetry, 1250 - 1920.
Cambridge History of English and American Literature - all 18 volumes of literacy criticism and history.
History of the English Language - focuses on the history and development of new words and phrases.
www.isd196.k12.mn.us /rhs/library/langart.htm   (2452 words)

  
 The Anglo-French Law Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The law was not expressible properly in English until the lange du paiis had appropriated to itself scores of French words; we may go near to saying that it had to borrow a word corresponding to almost every legal concept that had as yet been fashioned.
When the history of English law is contrasted with the history of its next of kin, the existence of law French is too often forgotten.
English law was tough and impervious to foreign influence because it was highly technical, and it was highly technical because English lawyers had been able to make a vocabulary, to define their concepts, to think sharply as the man of science thinks.
www.orbilat.com /Influences_of_Romance/English/RIFL-English-French-The_Anglo-French_Law_Language.html   (1863 words)

  
 The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
www.bartleby.com /cambridge   (184 words)

  
 English Subject Guides
It provides critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, or the development of literary genres.
Compiled over fourteen years, from 1907 to 1921, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
It indicates important modern editions and reprints of older texts, and serves as a supplement to the original Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, which includes more comprehensive background biblographies, and next to which it is shelved.
library.uno.edu /help/subguide/english/english.html   (1138 words)

  
 American Literature & History
American literature, in its most basic structure, has it roots in British literature.
The American literary scene today was built on many years of metamorphosis, as much of a melting pot as the rest of American culture.
Literature is always conjoined to the circumstances it is written in, and is always influenced by the world around it.
www.hungarianbookstore.com /americanliterature01.htm   (1524 words)

  
 Literature Internet Resources--Regina Library
Literary Movements in American Literature provides a brief overview, including definitions and links, of selected movements in American literature and culture.
A timeline of important events in the history of poetry from the early eighteenth century on.
Includes the Oxford Book of English Verse, Yale Book of American Verse, reference works on quotations and usage, as well as selected works of fiction.
www.rivier.edu /departments/regina_work/resources/subjects/literature.htm   (1090 words)

  
 English and American Literature (Auraria Library subject guide)
JSTOR is an online archive of full text journals in anthropology, archaeology, ecology, history, language and literature, economics, ecology, mathematics, philosophy, political science, and population studies.
Texts of Early English manuscripts in are in digital and microfilm collections available at the University of Denver's Penrose Library and the University of Colorado at Boulder's Norlin Library.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the famous dictionary which gives word histories for most words in the English Language.
library.auraria.edu /findit/subj_guides/humanities/literature.html   (2829 words)

  
 British Literature 
Alan Liu's VoS English Literature - "Voice of the Shuttle 'English Literature' includes works written in English taught in departments of English and American literature." This is a "no frills" site, but it just might be the most comprehensive Literature/Humanities resource available online.
History of English Studies Page - "In a way, this page is being produced as a response to the growing number of on-line text archives throughout the web, and I hope that it will provide a different point of entry into the murky waters of canon debates."
MIT Libraries: Literature Resources - This is a collection of internet resources devoted primarily to English and American literatures.
www.ability.org.uk /british_literature.html   (351 words)

  
 Internet Resources for English and American Literature
LES is professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and use of information sources related to the study and teaching of literature written in English from around the world.
Broken down into eight major periods organized by year, the Documentary History is drawn from the letters, journal entries and other papers Franklin wrote over the course of his life.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature (Columbia University)
www2.lib.udel.edu /subj/engl/internet.htm   (1615 words)

  
 English and American Literature, UM Libraries
Included are articles from the quarterly bibliographies in the American Literature journal and the MLA International Bibliography.
The shared electronic library catalog of American University, the Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, the George Washington University, Georgetown University, Marymount University, the University of the District of Columbia, and Trinity University.
The following areas, among others, are covered: English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 20th century, American literature from the colonial period through the 20th century, minority literatures, literary theory, literature by genre and creative writing.
www.lib.umd.edu /guides/english_lit.html   (3639 words)

  
 Character of our knowledge about Shakespeare
This document was originally published in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes, Volume V. The Drama to 1642, Part One.
ALL writing which is not of the loosest kind about Shakespeare must, almost necessarily, be dominated by one of two distinct estimates of the positive information available on the subject.
We are not, therefore, in a mere whirl of drifting atoms, a wash of conflicting tides; but we may be more exposed to such a whirl or wash than men who like solid ground could desire.
www.theatrehistory.com /british/shakespeare001.html   (417 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: American literature - general
In the case of English literature, topics include romance, middle ages, renaissance and reformation, prose and poetry, drama, cavalier and puritan, the age of Dryden, from Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift, the age of Johnson, the French revolution, the romantic revival, and the Victorian age.
Series of documents on American literature from 1620 onwards including bibliographies on American authors and definitions and background on twenty five different literary movements.
Bibliographies of American literature from the 17th to the 20th centuries covering romanticism, transcendentalism, realism, naturalism, and the Harlem renaissance.
bubl.ac.uk /link/a/americanliterature-general.htm   (1022 words)

  
 English Literature
Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature [Ref Z2011.B3] 5 vols.
The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature [Ref Z2011.N45] 5 vols.
English Literature 1660-1800: a Bibliography of Modern Studies (1926-1970) [Ref Z2011.E6] 6 vols.
exlibris.memphis.edu /instr/englit.htm   (1386 words)

  
 English, Literature, and Grammar
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century is a digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th-century fl women writers.
The American Literature on the Web site is maintained by Akihito Ishikawa, Department of English at Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages, Japan.
Romantic Circles is devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture.
library.lhs.usd497.org /english.htm   (2021 words)

  
 Research Guide for English Studies
African American Review, the quarterly publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, is published by Indiana State University, and includes Volumes 1-33, 1967-1999.
American Literature: Selected Bibliographies by Donna M. Campbell, Department of English, Gonzaga University.
American Transcendentalism Web "Maintained by Professor Ann Woodlief at Virginia Commonwealth University, this site was created to serve as a gathering place for information and primary documents about the transcendentalist movement in American literature and philosophy during the 19th century.
www.easternct.edu /personal/staff/herzogs/English/research.htm   (4985 words)

  
 English Authors. English Literature
The site is written and owned by a global network of scholars and researchers (currently some 670 and rising steadily), all specialists who really know and indeed love their material.
English poems by over 400 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period,to the work of living poets today.
Information on English language poetry and poets in the U.K. T S Eliot founded the Poetry Book Society in 1953 in order to promote a love and understanding of contemporary poetry.
www.zeroland.co.nz /english_authors.html   (597 words)

  
 The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature - Cambridge University Press
The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature is by far the most comprehensive work of its kind ever written.
Its three volumes cover the whole sweep of Latin American literature (including Brazilian) from pre-Colombian times to the present, and contain chapters on Latin American writing in the USA.
The Brazilian and the Spanish American literary traditions: a contrastive view J. Merquior; Bibliographies: 1.
www.cambridge.org /0521410355   (397 words)

  
 Literature
Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters with essays on poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writings.
This site is a collection of web resources for English Literature such as: British and American authors.
Perspectives in American Literature is a collection of research and reference guides on American authors that are broken down into literary periods from the early 1700s to the late 20th Century.
lplcat.lacrosse.lib.wi.us /libchoice/literature.htm   (396 words)

  
 The Hekman Library -> English Subject Guide
Contains thousands of works of English language classic fiction, nonfiction, and reference works, including Bartlett's quotations and the 18 volume Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
The largest collections are in business, economics, education, history, language and literature, law, life sciences, music, political science, and sociology.
Produced by the Modern Language Association of America, MLA is the core language and literature database, both for English and non-English materials.
library.calvin.edu /subject_guides/English   (550 words)

  
 Literature Links
This set of American literature resource pages is mainly a collection of links to sites on the Internet especially dealing with American literature and its social, cultural contexts.
The American Verse Project is a collaborative project between the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) and the University of Michigan Press.
The project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.
www.materdei.breese.il.us /library/literature_links.htm   (1345 words)

  
 Vol. 13. The Victorian Age, Part One. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in ...
J. M.A., Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in the University of Edinburgh
By W. M.A., sometime Scholar of Queen’s College, Professor of English Language and Literature at the University College of North Wales, Bangor
By A. M.A., Peterhouse, Chalmers Professor of English Literature in the University of Aberdeen
www.bartleby.com /223   (270 words)

  
 English - Wheeling Jesuit University
literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts..
...covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
The English Renaissance in context - "a NEH-funded project designed to provide scholars and students at a variety of levels with access to major texts of the English Renaissance in their original versions." http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/eric/index.cfm
www.wju.edu /library/subjectguides/english1.asp   (895 words)

  
 Eighteenth Century Websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Daniel Defoe in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, 1907-1921
The Literature of Dissent from Defoe to Watts
Essay by Harold Child from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /english/melani/novel_18c/websites.html   (1199 words)

  
 British Literature
Assembled from 1907 to 1921, the "History" includes authoritative essays and articles about authors, and examines poetry and prose from Arthurian to Victorian England.
Includes descriptions of all Dickens' characters, descriptions of Dickens’ life in London and America, and his perspective on Christmas, an interactive map of Dickens' London, and links to the full text of his works.
Attempt to show the history of Britain through the eyes of people from all levels of society.
www.colegiobolivar.edu.co /library/british_literature.htm   (255 words)

  
 E. L. Easton - American English
American English pronunciation patterns / audio / Eva Easton
American English Cambridge History of English and American Literature
North American English: Phonological Atlas Univ. of Pennsylvania
eleaston.com /am-eng.html   (96 words)

  
 WSU Stewart Library - English Language History
Books on the history of the English language are generally located within the call number PE in the General Collection.
Cambridge History of the English Language (6 vols)
Literature Resource Center - emphasis is on literature, but includes some other information.
library.weber.edu /cm/a&h/englishlanguagehistory.cfm?bhcp=1   (562 words)

  
 English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
LC RH Ref PS2.D5 The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present.
A full-text archive of pre-1920 American poetry produced by the University of Michigan and UM Press.
History of the Romantic period with full texts and criticism.
www.library.fordham.edu /res_guid/EngAmLit/English.html   (1376 words)

  
 English and American Literature
The Emory Women Writers Resource Project is a collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the seventeenth century through the nineteenth century.
A mega-site with links to all aspects of American literature, often full-text of prose and poetry.
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.
exlibris.colgate.edu /gateway/english.htm   (1024 words)

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