Maintained at the University of Southern California, provides links to resources on African-American literature, literary criticism, articles, dissertations, and general reference materials, as well as links to specific genres of literature -- poetry, drama, novels, and short fiction.
Includes a brief history of African-American literature, online e-texts from the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center, full text poetry for several African-American poets, and online resource documents on literature by and about blacks.
A Web site posted in connection with a U.S. Public Broadcasting Service television series on nine American authors. Designed for educators, the site contains teaching resources, lesson plans, background information, and author profiles. The site also includes an "American Writing Gateway" that links to Web sites focused on some 50 of America's most prominent authors.
One of the most comprehensive sites on the Web, this Sam Houston State University anthology provides access to information about the writings of more than 350 Americans from the 16th and 17th centuries to the 20th. Also includes photos or illustrations of most the writers, as well as a list of all Pultizer Prize winners in letters (fiction, drama, poetry, biography, and history) from 1917 to the present.
Includes three virtual libraries that contain, respectively,
electronic texts and resources for 18th and 19th century American
literature, electronic texts and resources for 20th century
American literature, and literature by and on black Americans.
Also includes links to other American and global literature Web
sites, as well as an electronic archives for teaching American
An extensive compilation of American literature Web sites
arranged in the categories of discussion lists, early American,
romanticism, realism and naturalism, modernism, and contemporary.
Several links to home pages for individual authors.
An introduction to the world of Asian American literature, with the authors arranged in three "place of ancestry" categories -- China, Japan, Philippines. Provides biographical information on some dozen writers.
A comprehensive site that lists upwards of 900 American women writers from the country's beginning until the present time and includes links to information on and the works of many of them. Also includes links to women writers in some 90 other countries. A product of the School
of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Contains essays, syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for teaching the multiple literatures of the United States; created and maintained by the Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies at Georgetown University.
Includes extensive links to organizations, online and printed journals, and presses specializing in Native American literature, as well as links to books with Native American content, home pages for Native American authors, and much more.
A literary metasite containing annotations of sites and articles devoted to literary criticism and information on authors. In addition to 200 American and British authors, more than 50 international authors are featured. The collection indexes over 2,500 resources.
Includes information on publishers of electronic literature,
library sites, Web-accessible Gopher lists, lists of electronic
literature resources, and resources by period or nationality.
Choice is a publication of the Association of College and
Research Libraries, a division of the American Library
Developed by P. Timothy Ervin at the Yasuda Women's University in Heroshama, Japan, this Web site features literary events that occurred on a particular day in history. It features a calendar of the current month, each day a hypertext link. One can click on a particular date to view a chronological list of entries on writers, literary works, and literary movements -- most of them linking to other useful sites with a wealth of information.
Includes links to home pages covering various aspects of
American literature, as well as home pages dedicated to more than
50 individual writers and poets. Maintained by Jack Lynch, a
doctoral candidate in English literature at the University of
Presented by the University of Mississippi, the site contains information on some 270 writers of drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have called the state of Mississippi their home. Biographies of the writers, information about their books and other publications, and bibliographies of other information sources (including literary criticism) are featured.
An online companion to The Norton Anthnology of American Literature (fifth edition) covering 120 American writers. The site provides for each writer a brief biography, "an exploration" in which one of the writer's works is examined, and a list of other sites to consult. The site also groups this information by "topic clusters," permitting comparison of works of the same genré or time period.
Contains information on American writers in four categories -- early American, 19th century, 20th century, and Native American literature. Also includes links to on-line documents discussing these categories.
Encompasses American literature in various time
periods; includes special sections on American drama and
African-American writers. Maintained by Paul P. Reuben of the
Department of English, California State University.
Maintained by the Academy of American Poets, this site includes biographies, photos, and other information on more than 200 hundred poets and some 600 poems. The site features a unique "listening booth" in which the Web reader can also hear 80 poets, predominantly American, read their own works.
A considerable sampling of English-language poetry in which the work of American poets is well represented; maintained by Seamus Cooney of Western Michigan University, the site also links to what Cooney identifies as "my collection of really bad poetry."
A highly graphic page based on an exhibit sponsored by the Texas Humanities Resource Center; images from the title pages of numerous literary works representing Latino heritage through the years are interspersed with descriptions of their contents.
A project from the University of Minnesota that
focuses on the lives and works of women writers of color in North
America. Designed primarily to serve as an active learning
component in the literature classroom, the site relies upon
students and scholars from around the world to contribute author
"home pages" for women writers of color.
From California Polytechnic Institute, nontraditional links to
information on some 30 of America's earliest writers, including
Anne Bradstreet, Thomas Jefferson, Cotton Mather, Philip Freneau,
Phillis Wheatley, and Oludah Equinano.
Links to Internet resources aimed mainly at elementary and secondary school students and covering history and criticism, movements, study and teaching, online text collections, and writers of America's earliest days.
Includes information on and the writings of a number of America's Founding Fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas
Paine, James Madison, and John Adams. Also, the works of poets
Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, William Cullen Bryant, and Henry
From Bibliomania, descriptive information on the various periods in American literature from early colonial times (1607-1700) to "modern literature," which ends for this offering in the very early 20th century. Includes an extensive alphabetical index of authors and their works.
One of several pages developed by Alan Liu, a professor of English at
the University of California, Santa Barbara. Covers, for 18th
and 19th century American literature, general resources; authors,
works, and projects; teaching resources; and journals.
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN
LITERATURE AND POETRY
A meta-site for librarians, teachers, parents, and students comprising links to sites dealing with Asian-American literature, notably including reviews of books by Asian-American authors, Asian-American poetry, and anthologies of Asian-American literature.
A fledgling site devoted to contemporary Jewish-American authors Stanley Elkin, Cynthia Ozick, Philip Roth, Woody Allen, E.M. Broner, Art Spiegelman, Joseph Heller, Grace Paley, and E.L. Doctorow; contains a biography and list of critical works for each, and links to a bibliography of texts on Jewish-American literature.
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.
From professor Eiichi Hishikawa at Kobe University, a site containing links to the works of more
than 140 poets writing in English and "poet pages" for 11 of these, including T.S. Eliot, Robert
Frost, Marianne Moore, and William Carolos Williams.
Two of several pages developed by Alan Liu, a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Cover, for modern and
contemporary American literature, respectively. Includes general
resources; authors, works, and projects; teaching resources; and journals.
One of several pages developed by Alan Liu, a professor of
English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Links to
sites featuring the work of African-American, Asian-American,
Chicano/Latino, Jewish, and Native American writers. Includes
general resources; authors, works, and projects; teaching
resources; and journals.