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English Literature

Resources By Period

Many helpful websites and databases concerning English literature are specific to certain historical or artistic periods. This guide does not offer a comprehensive list but can provide a good starting place.

Medieval and Early English Literature

Fordham University's collection of resources relating to Medieval studies.

An anthology of English literature spanning from the Medieval era to the Restoration.

A database of Early English books.

Victorian Literature

A complex and detailed link tree of information surrounding Victorian literature, politics, and life in general.

The VRW offers a wide variety of resources concerning Victorian research, including links to primary sources like contemporary periodicals.

This project is focused on bringing awareness and scholarship to the works of Victorian women writers.

"The Project creates opportunities for collaborative research on Dickens and the Victorian age and disseminates research findings through annual conferences, institutes, and publications."

Though community discussion is at the front of this resource, it also includes a Scholarly Articles page.

A "digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction."

Modern and Postmodern

An exhibit analysing the art and literature of the 1960s, including a section detailing the works and history that led to 60s movements.

An electronic archive of American poetry up to 1920.

These are primary sources of popular serialized literature from the 19th - 20th century.

A horror and weird fiction website which offers a variety of author interviews, book reviews, and analyses of genre conventions and structure.