English 41: Literatures in English, 1688-1865

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Brown University Library Resources

arrow Humanities Discipline Group
Brown University Library

arrow Electronic Databases and Indexes by Subject
Brown University Library

arrowAfrican-American Poetry (1750-1900)
Nearly 3,000 poems from the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

arrow American Poetry (1600-1900)
Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial period to the late nineteenth century.

arrow Early American Fiction
Provides both images and text for a well-defined and comprehensive collection of early American fiction.

arrow Eighteenth Century Fiction (1700-1780)
76 works in English prose by writers from the British Isles.

arrow English Poetry (600-1900)
Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets.

arrow Literature Resource Center (LRC)
Current; LRC provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. LRC ndexes well-known Gale publications such as Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Authors.

arrow Nineteenth Century Fiction
250 novels from the period 1786 to 1900.

arrow Women Writers Online
1400-1850; full text collection of writing by women in English with currently about 200 texts and growing. Includes a wide range of subjects and genres, and all texts are transcribed in full, including front and back matter.

arrow Electronic Journals: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Brown University Library

arrow The Victorian Web
Brown University


Other Internet Resources

arrow British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions
Electronic Text Center, Alderman Library, University of Virginia

arrow Documenting the African American Experience
Electronic Text Center, Alderman Library, University of Virginia

arrow The Modern English Collection: 1500 to the Present
Electronic Text Center, Alderman Library, University of Virginia

arrow An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

arrow America Singing: Nineteenth Century Song Sheets
Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

arrow African-American Women Writers of the 19th Century
The Digital Schomburg, New York Public Library Digital Library Collections

arrowDocumenting the American South
University of North Carolina

arrow Norton Websource to American Literature

arrow Project Gutenberg

arrow Jack Lynch's Home Page
Department of English, Rutgers University

arrow Jack Lynch's Literary Resources on the Net
Department of English, Rutgers University

arrow Dan Traister's Home Page: Literature Resources
University of Pennsylvania

arrow Voice of the Shuttle
Web Page for Humanities Research

arrow Mitsuharu Matsuoka's Home Page

arrow Mitsuharu Matsuoka: English Literature on the Web

arrow Mitsuharu Matsuoka: American Authors on the Web


Electronic Texts

arrow Arnold, Matthew. The Function of Criticism at the Present Time
University of Toronto

arrow Blake, William. Songs of Innocence and Experience
University of Pennsylvania

arrow Blake, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
University of Georgia

arrow Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Aurora Leigh
University of Pennsylvania

arrow Samuel Taylor Coleridge Archive
University of Virginia

arrow Crevecour. Letters from an American Farmer
University of Virginia

arrow Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders
Project Gutenberg

arrow Dickinson, Emily. Complete Poems
Project Bartleby

arrow Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Documenting the American South
University of North Carolina

arrow Dryden, John. Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry
Project Gutenberg

arrow Dryden, John. Macflecknoe
University of Toronto

arrow Dryden, John. Of Dramatic Poesy
University of Toronto

arrow Edwards, Jonathan. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Calvin College

arrow Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Essays. Second Series
University of Virginia

arrow Franklin, Benjamin. Autobiography
University of Virginia

arrow Irving, Washington. Rip Van Winkle
University of Texas

arrow Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Documenting the American South
University of North Carolina

arrow Johnson, Samuel. The Rambler
University of Virginia

arrow Lyrical Ballads Bicentennary Project
Dalhousie University

arrow Milton Reading Room
Dartmouth College

arrow Paine, Thomas. Common Sense
Project Bartleby

arrow Pope, Alexander. Rape of the Lock
University of Massachusetts

arrow Pope, Alexander. Essay on Criticism
University of Pennsylvania

arrow Rowlandson, Mary. A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration
Project Gutenberg

arrow Thoreau, Henry David. Walden
University of Virginia

arrow Wheatley, Phillis. Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
Project Gutenberg

arrow Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Project Bartleby

arrow Wilde, Oscar. The Critic as Artist
The Corpus of Electronic Texts, Ireland


Key Journals in American Literature

arrowAmerican Literary History (ALH)

arrow American Literature (AL)

arrow American Quarterly (AQ)

arrow Early American Literature (EAL) (Josiah record only)

arrow 18th Century Studies

arrow New England Quarterly (NEQ) (Josiah record only)

arrow PMLA (Josiah record only)

arrow William and Mary Quarterly


Research Assistance

For library instruction, help with research, questions about accessing the sites or works cited here, please contact:

Head Special Collections Librarian
The John Hay Library

Please feel free to e-mail, call or visit!

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