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 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

For Shakespeare Links, scroll below...

Young Adult Books Central http://www.yabookscentral.com

This is a great site to explore and discover books for young adults. Read the book reviews and discuss your favorite books.

A link to many, many author websites: Red Room http://redroom.com

Online Writing Lab (OWL)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

From Purdue, the OWL has writing resources. You can find information to help with your writing projects, including research.

English Language Learners - ELL/ELD

The Language Resource Room http://www.mes-english.com/topsites/

Activities for ESL/ELL Students

http://a4esl.org/
"There are over 1,000 activities on this website to help you study English as a Second Language." Students cam take quizzes to study grammar, vocabulary, and idioms.

Advanced English Lessons

            http://www.englishpage.com

            “A full-service English language learning site offering tutorials and more.”

Dave's ESL Cafe

            http://www.eslcafe.com

            “An online forum for the ESL community.  Links to many sites of interest to English language learners and language activities."

English Forum - Students

http://www.englishforum.com/00/students/
Resources for students from Aardvark's English-Forum.com and hosted by the UK.

ESL Study Hall

            http://home.gwu.edu/~meloni/eslsstudyhall/

            “Separated into categories such as listening, vocabulary, grammar, and discussion.  Provides many practice activities.”

Interesting Things for ESL Students

            http://www.manythings.org

            “Slang, proverbs, word games, puzzles, and more for ESL/ELD students.” Check it out!

Spoken American English

            http://www.spokenamericanenglish.com

            Uses sound files to help with pronunciation and listening comprehension.

 

http://www.uni.edu/becker/ Helpful links in many languages.

 

English Language Learners Resources http://www.djusd.k12.ca.us/Harper/jboston/EnglishLanguageLearners-Resources.htm

 

ESL Games and Lessons http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/index.html

To visualize text: http://www.wordsift.com/

LITERARY CRITICISM

From the Alameda County Library online site

 

Literature Resource Center (click on "Teens" and "Homework Help" and you will need a library card to access this database)

Combines Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service. You'll find biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.


Novelguide
www.novelguide.com/
Literary analysis of classic and contemporary literature.


Online Literary Criticism
www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/
Internet Public Library's literary criticism collection. Searchable by author or title.


SparkNotes
www.sparknotes.com/
Online study guides. Covers many classics…written by Harvard students.

 

Shmoop

shmoop.com

Literary guides as well as practice SAT, ACT, and other tests. Lots of resources for studying literature and more!!

 

Writing and Grammar Guide - http://dictionary.reference.com/writing/styleguide/

From Dictionary.com a style guide to all things grammar and writing related.

 

African American Women Writers http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/toc.html
"A digital collection of some 52 published works by 19th Century black women writers. A part of the Digital Schomburg, this collection provides access to the thought, perspectives and creative abilities of black women as captured in books and pamphlets published prior to 1920. Key-word-searchable."

Basic overall English links can be found at the beginning of this section. More detailed links will be found under each course title, so if you can't find what you need here, look there!

Literary Resources on the Net (Lynch)

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/
This set of pages is a collection of links to sites on the Internet dealing especially with English and American literature, excluding most single electronic texts, and is limited to collections of information useful to academics. Offers users the option of searching by single word, category, or general resources.

The Orb – Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
http://the-orb.net
The ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies. NOTE: ORB'S OCLC number is 35987956.

Netserf http://www.netserf.org

Internet sources on medieval studies

Wiktionary
http://www.wiktionary.org/
Wiktionary is above all a multilingual dictionary.

American Literature

American Verse Project

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse/

"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."

1930s In Print

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/INDEX/index.html#print
Information about the depression years that includes links for news, people, books, magazines, comics, sports, and advertising. Very helpful for background information to depression-era novels such as Grapes of Wrath.

American Memory-Collection Finder

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/finder.html
The Library of Congress American Memory Collection Finder can be searced by Broad Topics, Time, Place, and Library Division.

American Writers

http://americanwriters.org/
"American Writers: Journey through history and American Writers II: The 20th Century are now available as permanent archives for educators, researchers and every one interested in the writers featured in the C-SPAN series."
You can find information by selecting writer, work, or place

Author Webliography

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/lit/authors.html
"This directory is an index of indexes. It contains pointers to individual author guides or other cumulative documents that deal with specific writers."

General American History Web Sites

http://home.nyc.rr.com/teachertools/GENERAL%20AMERICAN%20HISTORY
A comprehensive lists of sites and links covering American History.

USC: F.Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Home Page

http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/index.html
From the University of South Carolina, these links to information about F.Scott Fitzgerald and his work offer students an insight into the author and his literature.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
http://www.americanwriters.org/classroom/resources/tr_fitzgerald.asp
A companion site to C-Span's American Writers series.

       The Great Gatsby
         http://www.homework-online.com/tgg/index.asp
        "This web site is part of the Literary Department of Homework Online. It
        has been created to help students and readers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's
        famous story The Greaty Gatsby better understand the novel. Included in
        this site are summaries and explanations, character analysis
discussion of themes, a user's forum where readers can discuss         and ask questions, and much more."

Other Literature

(for Shakespeare links, scroll below)

Author Webliography

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/lit/authors.html
"This directory is an index of indexes. It contains pointers to individual author guides or other cumulative documents that deal with specific writers."

Medieval Sourcebook

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html
"The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary documents."

The Orb – Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
http://the-orb.net
The ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies. NOTE: ORB'S OCLC number is 35987956.


Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400)
Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English Literature. Quotes, biography, works, essays, and links. ... The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Additional Sources ...
www.luminarium.org/medlit/chaucer.htm

Elizabethan Era Links

http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/Elizabeth/websources.html

Film as Lit

Based on the Book

http://www.mymcpl.org/books-movies-music/based-book

'Based on the Book' is a compilation of over 1,450 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority, all movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980.

Books on Screen

http://www.teenreads.com/features/books-on-screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

American Memory-Collection Finder

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/finder.html
The Library of Congress American Memory Collection Finder can be searced by Broad Topics, Time, Place, and Library Division.

1930's on Film

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/home_1.html
Part of the America in the 1930's Website. The focus here is on the films of the 1930s.

Greatest Films

http://www.filmsite.org/
A comprehensive site dedicated to information on award-winning films and box office hits. Also includes a film index, directors, film star legends even posters. Film and Literature students will find this a valuable resource. Many links to various sites dedicated to the history of film.

Freshman English

(for Shakespeare links, scroll below)

Middle Ages - http://sites.google.com/site/middleagesadventurequest/home

Renaissance Websites http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/midrenn/rensites.html

Multiple links for everything renaisssance.

American Memory-Collection Finder

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/finder.html
The Library of Congress American Memory Collection Finder can be searced by Broad Topics, Time, Place, and Library Division.

Start of the Hero's Journey

http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/smc/journey/
"An environment to explore the classic mythical story structure and to create your own stories." Excellent guide to teaching the heroic jouryney, giving users the option of selecting the step and literary work for examples.

The Orb  Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
http://the-orb.net

The ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies.

Medieval Sourcebook

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html
"The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary documents."

The Orb – Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies

Elizabethan Era Links

http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/Elizabeth/websources.html

Netserf http://www.netserf.org

Internet sources on medieval studies

Modern Poets That Represent Multicultural Viewpoints:

         

         Multicultural Literature

Multicultural Resources

http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/
Resources and Dialogues for educators, students, and activists. Multiple links to a variety of sources on multicultural topics.

Multiculturalism

http://home.nyc.rr.com/teachertools/MULTICULTURALISM.htm
A comprehensive list of a variety of multicultural topics with links to other sites as well. From "Tools for Teachers."

Treasured Writings

Pablo Neruda (1970-1973) Chile

http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1971/index.html

The Essential Neruda

Odes to Common Things

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) Poland

http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1980/index.html

Second Space

Wislawa Szymborska (1923-) Poland

http://nobelprize.org/literature/laureates/1996/

 Shakespeare:

Outstanding Links Related to Shakespeare, Elizabethan, and Renaissance

http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/renaissance.htm

Renaissance Research: Class Website -
http://www.teacheroz.com/renaissance.htm#various

Life in Elizabethan England - http://elizabethan.org/compendium/index.html

Shakespeare's Life and Times -
http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/intro/index.html

Queen Elizabeth I Research - http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/eliza.htm

Elizabethan Costume Web site - http://www.elizabethancostume.net/

High Renaissance Art Web site -
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/high-renaissance.html

Food in Shakespeare's England - http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=1774

General Characteristics of the Renaissance -
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/ren.html

Shakespeare and His Works - http://absoluteshakespeare.com/

Artchives - Renaissance Art Links -
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/renaissance.html

Music History: Renaissance -
http://ipl2server-2.ischool.drexel.edu/div/mushist/ren/index.html

Music in the Renaissance: Powerpoint Lesson -
http://faculty.ccri.edu/jamante/documents/Renaissance_1750_course.ppt

The Renaissance in Italy - http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/Renn.html

Renaissance Theatre: England -
http://www3.northern.edu/wild/th100/CHAPT13B.HTM

Shakespeare's Globe - http://www.bardweb.net/globe.html

http://www.bardweb.net/
Shakespeare Resource Center

http://www.chfweb.com/smith/bard.html
Biography of Shakespeare - Third Floor Publishing

http://www.culturalresources.com/Liz.html
Elizabethan England - Cultural Resources, Inc.

http://www.emory.edu/ENGLISH/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/plays.html
Emory University - Featuring famous paintings of scenes from his plays

http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/
Renaissance literature

 

Shakespeare eNotes

http://www.enotes.com/william-shakespeare/
Includes Poetry and Other Works by Shakespeare

http://www.shakespeare.org.uk
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/
Stratford-Upon-Avon Tour Guide of Shakespeare Country

POETRY

 

View with a Grain of Sand

Sounds, Feeling, Thoughts

Poems New and Collected

Monologue of a Dog

Miracle Fair

 

Lisel Mueller (1924-) Germany

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/85

           Collected Poems, 1948-1984
           Omeros
           The Prodigal : A Poem

        Opened Ground : Selected Poems, 1966-1996
        Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
        The Burial at Thebes : A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

       ANTHOLOGIES:

       World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time -- by
       Katherine Washburn,

       The Poetry of Our World : An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry
       -- by Ed J. Paine

       The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry -- by J.D. Mcclatchy

       A Book of Luminous Things : An International Anthology of Poetry -- by
      Czeslaw Milosz