English 320: The Short Story
Some links of relevance to
Even better than the links provided in the sections after this one are the ones available on several "companion websites" to various introductory textbooks on literature. These tend to be fairly up-to-date. Some good ones are
Literature Online!, Addison-Wesley-Longman's companion for the 8th Edition of X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia's An Introduction to Literature. The fiction authors covered here are also featured in the 8th Edition of these author's An Introduction to Fiction.
Research Links for Michael Meyers' The Bedford Introduction to Literature, published by Bedford/St. Martin's.
Norton Topics Online is the companion to the famous Norton Anthology of English Literature. It is organized chronologically, and provides a wealth of relevant historical and cultural information.
The Norton Websource to American Literature offers a similar service in connection with the Norton Anthology of American Literature.
Extremely rich is the Voice of the Shuttle, a comprehensive index to resources on the Web having to do with the Humanities. See for example its page on literature written in English.
In general I have limited this list to authors authors who appear on the reading list, but occasionally I have included authors whose works appear in one of our texts (even when that particular work is not on our reading list) and, even more rarely, authors that get mentioned in one or another Web page for the course.
The Sherwood Anderson Foundation Homepage looks like it will eventually have some good stuff, but right now its in the very beginning stages.
There is a brief page on Atwood with a photograph and a selected bibliography. You can also check out the author's own personal homepage, the MARGARET ATWOOD INFORMATION PAGE.
An enticing section of "The Great Libyrinth" residing on a page at MicroSoft is devoted to Borges. It could have been called "The Library of Babel," but is instead (and perhaps more appropriately) called The Garden of Forking Paths.
Borges inspires many of his fans to elaborate their own trips, and invite others along. An example, inspired by Borges' story "Tloen, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" is the herptilian hypertext TL÷N UQBAR!
Kate Chopin: stories on-line (The Kate Chopin Project)
EducETH is a clearinghouse for information directed to secondary schoolteachers of English in Switzerland. It provides a brief brief biographical entry and links on Chopin. EducETH is something those of you who are preparing to teach literature in American secondary schools should be aware of, since many of the works for which teaching materials are provided are often taught in the states as well.
Kate Chopin: entry in Missouri Community of the Book database
Kate Chopin: entry in Medical Humanities Database (NYU)
Kate Chopin: The Story of an Hour in an HTML version.
Student paper: "THE AWAKENING: Not a Healthy Book" (Washington State U honors program)
Conrad: Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Brett Benjamin's course "Masterworks of British Literature" focusing on British Imperialism (U Texas- Austin)
Cannon Schmitt's course "Empire and the British Novel" at Grinnell College
Harriette Andreadis' course "Post-Colonial Literature (tamu.edu)
Robert Brinlee's course "Literature of the Nineteenth Century British Empire" (Virginia Tech)
Yatzeck: Marlow's Lie
And here's more.
IC-Heart of Darkness 11/9/95
The Great Game Home Page
The Horror The Horror. . .
The White Man's Burden, by Rudyard Kipling
"The White Man's Burden" and Its Critics
A Faulkner Chronology
The Writings of William Faulkner
William Faulkner links
William Faulkner on the Web
An interactive site at the University of Texas - Austin on "Young Goodman Brown." Includes text and student commentary, plus an opportunity to add your own two cents. There is another on "My Kinsman, Major Molineaux."
The Kansas City Star features the news stories the young Hemingway filed in his first job as a reporter, with the KC Star.
There's a site devoted to Gilman's story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by one of Daniel Anderson's survey classes in American Literature at the University of Texas - Austin. In addition to the text of the story, it offers Gilman's explanation "Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'," the remarks of the editor who refused the story when it was submitted to The Atlantic Monthly, a message forum (to which everyone is invited to enter comments), the transcript of an on-line discussion of the ending, and a collection of several student papers submitted from across the country. There are also links to other sites with materials relating to this story -- including a film that has been based on it..
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Newsletter is also on-line.
Trifles: A Play in One Act
The Shirley Anne Jackson Bibliography is maintained by an organization specializing in horror fiction.
Interesting is AN INTERVIEW WITH URSULA LE GUIN A.D. 1988.
From Denmark there is Benny Amorsen - Ursula K. LeGuin: Always Going Home .
And from Sweden: Ursula LeGuin
Melville Online is a page indexed under the above which deserves separate mention here. In it you can find all sorts of Melville texts for reading and/or downloading.
Melville, Herman. 1853. Bartleby, the Scrivener.
An HTML site offering an HTML text of " Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street".
"Bartleby, the Scrivener" is a favorite assignment in lots of literature courses around the country, and in many of these students post their responses and essays on the Web. Try searching in AltaVista under the title of the story. (Be sure to put it between quotation marks in the search window.) You'll turn up lots of stuff by counterparts from all parts.
Medical Humanities annotation on TELL ME A RIDDLE
Nebraska Center for Writers entry on Tillie Olsen
Tillie Olsen Papers
Tillie Olsen: a biographical note
Western Literature Association entry on Tillie Olsen
Peter Crane, " What Would Tolstoy Say? " is an editorial on the state of affairs in Chechnya that appeared in the Washington Post in 1995. (Unfortunately, it is still quite current.)
A brief page titled " No Reply " is an excerpt from Tolstoy's Confessions. You will recognize a parallel with the experience of Ivan Ilych, in an otherwise quite different situation.
Tolstoy's " The Law of Love and the Law of Violence."
Tolstoy's Letter on the Doukhobors and the Nobel Bequest .
Tolstoy's last message to mankind .
A photo of Tolstoy in his later years is yours for the modest price of $95.
A photo of the drawing room in Tolstoy's house, which is now the site of the Lev Tolstoy Estate Museum in Khaminovniki.
Mark Twain in His Times Homepage
Mark Twain on the Philippines
Mark Twain Reader.
Mark Twain Resources on the World Wide Web
Sitting in Darkness: An Unheeded Message About U.S. Militarism
The Story Of The Bad Little Boy by Mark Twain
The Story Of The Good Little Boy by Mark Twain
The War Prayer - Reader's Theater #5
Virtual Mark Twain: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Anniina's Alice Walker Page
A Glossary of Literary Criticism is directed primarily towards scholars working in the area of literary theory.
In Other Words: A Lexicon of the Humanities is a project connected with the previous item. It is as yet very much under construction.
Rhetorical Figures is another project associated with the pair just mentioned.
Jack Lynch's " Grammar and Style Notes."
A handy elementary grammar elementary grammar, designed for students of English as a Second Language, has been put on-line by the English Institute.
Roane State Community College OWL is an "on-line writing lab."
Purdue University's OWL also makes available a series of useful handouts on points of grammar.
Jack Lynch (again) has done everyone a big service. Shop around in his Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors .
A major resource is the Voice of the Shuttle page on English Literature at the University of California - Santa Barbara.
Here at KSU, there is the English Subject Guide at Hale Library.
The American Studies Program at Georgetown University maintains the American Studies Web, which devotes a special page to Literature, Literary Criticism, and Hypertext.
Books Reviews & Literary Criticisms
Center for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies (CEPACS)
Finding Literary Criticism
Finding Literary Criticism Using the MLA Bibliography
- The Internet Public Library's Online Literary Criticism Collection
Jack Lynch's On-Line Literary Sources is definitely worth a visit.
Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures
American Literature On-Line (at University of Missouri)
American Literature links (Sally Anne, UK)
The English Page at EDUceth in Switzerland has useful materials directed to secondary school teachers.
The BookWire Author Index has compiled a set of links many of which you would be unlikely to run across elsewhere, including sites with rich links of their own. Some (like BookWire itself) are commercial enterprises, but many aren't.
The Naked Word: Public Domain eBooks and eText offers plaintext documents for unrestricted copying and distribution.
One compilation of literature available in the public domain in English resides in Denmark: it's called simply Fiction, but it has links to other pages on drama and poetry, as well as to other compilations worth exploring.
BIBLIOMANIA, The Network Library: Home Page
The Libyrinth of Allexamina, Forth-Wander of the Modern Word
Electronic Texts and Interactive Platforms in American Literature
Authors Links & Info
Creating A Celebration of Women Writers
Annotated Bibliography of Feminist Aesthetics in the Literary, Performing & Visual Arts
Select List of Feminist Scholarship & Literary Criticism Applicable to Youth Literature
Jewish American Literature Research Homepage
LITERARY CRITICISM & JEWISH AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERARY CRITICISM & AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERARY CRITICISM AND ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Literary Kicks (intro to the Beat Generation)
Bridging the Gap: Where Cognitive Science Meets Literary Criticism [focus on Herbert Simon].
The Web itself, and the hypertextuality that it exploits, has helped to inspire new experiments in fiction. Here are a couple of places where you can take a peek at what's going on.
There is a course at Duke on Reading and Writing Texts and Hypertexts .
Finally, two immense collections of links to all sorts of subjects, are:
Suggestions are welcome. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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This page last updated 20 August 2001.