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English and Creative Writing: Websites

Find scholarly resources in English & creative writing

Websites - Primary Sources for Electronic Text

Digital Text Centers (Selected Scholarly Electronic Text Projects)

Hathi Trust Digital Library - HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.

Humanities Text Initiative - The Humanities Text Initiative, a unit of the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service, provides online access to full text resources since 1994.

PROJECT GUTENBERG OFFICIAL HOME SITE - Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).

American Verse Project  - Electronic poetry archive of verse published before 1920.  -  One of the earliest Internet publishers of free e-books (in plain text format). Contains poetry, fiction, as well as non-fiction and classic reference titles on style and quotations.

Selected Writers

The Toni Morrison Society - Official site of the Toni Morrison Society, providing information on the life and works of Toni Morrison

The Willa Cather Archive - The Willa Cather Archive is an ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely-accessible site for the study of Willa Cather's life and writings.

Pride and Prejudice -- Jane Austen - This is a thoroughly hypertexted version of Jane Austen’s most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Center for Faulkner Studies - Promotes the Center for Faulkner Studies

Internet Shakespeare Editions - Includes editions of works, database of Shakespeare in performance and annotated links to Shakespeare and Renaissance-related sites

Geoffrey Chaucer - Provides articles, translations, sample quizzes and many other resources related to Chaucer

The Jack London Collection - from Sonoma State University


General Sites

Voice of the Shuttle - A list of excellent websites for research in the Humanities 

Online Literary Criticism Sites from Internet Public Library - Critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Periods and Genres

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies - from Georgetown University

Web Index of 19th Century English Literature  - An Index of literary criticism on the Web

Web Index of 20th Century English Criticism - Links to biography, criticism, works, and more

Romantic Circles: Byron, Keats, the Shelleys, and their Contemporaries - from University of Maryland

Luminarium - A starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature

Victorian Women Writers Project - Created and maintained by Indiana University and primarily a collection representing poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more written by lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century

Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net - International e-journal on British 19th Century Literature 

British Women Romantic Poets Project at UC Davis

The Victorian Web - Designed by Professor George P. Landow, this hypertext project is devoted to resources in Victorian literature and thought.

Voices from the Gaps: Women Artists and Writers of Color - Resources about artists and writers, such as Azar Nafisi, Toni Morrison, Diana Abu-Jaber, and more