COURSE RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
Notes On Using this Page
Romantic Literature
Chief Resources
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Painters and Paintings
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Notes on Using this Page

The Categories I have used for the references listed below overlap, sometimes severely. This means that I could have placed some of the references in three or more categories. It is in the nature of the hypertext world that blurred categories arise. For simplicity, I have listed each reference once. Although some of the sites have sharply defined utility, many are enormously rich and will reward patient browsing and use. But use the Internet sparingly. It can be addictive. Keep your whole life in focus.

Romantic Literature Chief Resources

Women of the Romantic Period
"This interactive hypertext uses Richard Polwhele's poem "The Unsex'd Females" to introduce students and scholars alike to some of the British Romantic Period's foremost female contributors. In his poem, Polwhele invokes the rigid standard of feminine behavior held by many members of eighteenth-century society as he asserts that a certain breed of women -- the unsex'd females -- transgressed the limits of that which was acceptable. Since Polwhele addresses these women by name in "The Unsex'd Females," the poem provides a means of examining closely some of the many female figures often excluded from the traditional British Romantic Period canon."

Romantic Chronology Home Page
"Hypertext chronology of literary, social, and historical events in Britain and France from 1785-1851; includes links to online resources for authors, works, and topics."

Authors and Writings

Voice of the Shuttle Romantic Web Page
Woven by Alan Liu and others at UCSB; includes historical, geographical, artistic, literary critical, and interdisciplinary Romantic concerns, as well as authors and many texts. Highly recommended, if not essential.

Romantic Circles
Large-scale, collaborative site "devoted to the study of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and historical contexts."

Michael Gamer's Romantic Links, Home Pages, and Electronic Texts
General Romantic links, individual authors and works (electronic texts), Romantic instructor's home and course Web sites, course syllabi. Another essential Web site.

General Web Sites - Individual Authors - Individual Articles - Scholars Homepages - Mailing Lists
This Canadian Web Site repeats some of the information in Alan Liu's and Michael Gamer's sites, but offers simplicity to the eye. Lists some unique places (Dove Cottage) and rarer authors (John Clare). Also posts articles from its international journal.

Richard Record's William Blake Page
This Web Site contains The Songs of Experience (text and color plates complete), The Songs of Innocence (text and color plates complete), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (text and color plates, nearly complete), other paintings by Blake, and links to other Web Pages concerning William Blake.

Painters and Paintings

Web Museum Network
This site includes thumbnail representations of paintings from all periods. The Romantics are well represented. "The ever-expanding WebMuseum network is now welcoming 200,000 visitors every week, delivering over 10 million documents! (PS: remember to click on the inlined thumbnail images to enlarge them."

Music and Musicians

Classical Music Search Database
This Web Site is massive, and includes more than represented at a glance of its Home Page. There are classical music newsgroups, downloadable databases, and more. "The number and variety of web sites devoted to topics of potential interest to classical music lovers has grown at a rapid pace. In order to provide a logical structure wherein sites can be found easily, this section has been organized into a set of linked pages arranged by topic. In some cases, the topics overlap, so it may be necessary to visit a couple of different pages to find the link you are looking for. Within a subject, hyperlinks are listed alphabetically. As always, you can use the Searchable Index to help locate information based on keywords."

Composer Master Index
"This index lists those composers that are represented at this site for which there is a dedicated page that may include a biography, recommended works, recommended recordings, and other related reviews and articles. It is not meant to be a comprehensive index of every occurrence of a certain composer's name at the site, nor is every composer represented in some manner at this site listed here."

Writing Guides and Information Resources

Documenting Internet and Electronic Sources
An online version of the standard MLA and other citation guidelines for materials gathered from electronic sources.

The Purdue University On-line Writing Lab (OWL)
"At Purdue, students come to the Writing Lab to talk with tutors about planning and writing their papers. On-line, the Writing Lab offers other services as well, including some of our materials on writing and useful links to other sources of information."

Writing Centers Online -- A Comprehensive List
The most comprehensive list of Online Writing Centers that I am aware of.

Grammar and Style Notes
Sensible and well-illustrated advice about effective college writing. By Jack Lynch, UPenn, updated 31 January 1997.

A Virtual Reference Desk and Guide for Students
An expansive treasure house of all kinds of reference information, guides, and tutorials concerning research. A comprehensive and beautifully designed site.

Electronic American Heritage Dictionary
Here when you need it.

William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style
On-line edition of a classic on writing well.

Student Resources on the WWW

Career Considerations for Undergraduate English Majors
A comprehensive Web Site at the Univ. of Delaware, one of many around the U.S.A., offers ideas and links to other Internet sites.

Internet Underground Music Archive
A fine alternative music site with sound clips and more.

The English Server at Carnegie-Mellon U
"The English Server at CMU is a cooperative managed by students, faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University. It has published humanities texts to readers online since 1990, offering over ten thousand texts in many disciplines. Feel free to read about this site, send comments or new texts to our editors, browse our collections, talk on our telnet conference line, and join our mailing lists."

Google -- one of many WWW Search Engines, Google users appreciate its simplicity, speed, and quaint name.
The easiest to use and most comprehensive Web directory. Find practically anything on the WWW.

Writing for the Internet

Romanticism on the Net
"Apart from offering new articles and reviews in each new issue, this electronic journal contains call for papers (Conferences), descriptions of other academic journals (Journals), and links to other Web sites (Romantic Related Sites). One of the unique features of the Internet is that articles and reviews from previous issues are still easily accessible for consultation. The Internet also offers the possibility of an 'active' participation for the readers of "Romanticism On the Net" with The Forum. The Forum is a Web page containing people's comments on the articles published in every issue of the journal. Moreover, I hope that the Forum may provide an opportunity for romantic scholars to discuss any relevant topics."

Model Web Sites

ENSP 481: Theory & Practice of Hypertext
John Unsworth's graduate course at the University of Virginia might have appeared in the next category (Hypertext Resources) because it provides a wealth of links to (sometimes expert level) important hypertext resources. It's also a beautiful Web Site among many such at the U of V.

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum's Home Pages
Now teaching at the Univ. of Kentucky, formerly studying at the University of Virginia, Dr. Kirschenbaum has generated two beautiful Web Sites filled with information about hypertext and graduate studies in English.

Hypertext Resources

Voice of the Shuttle Text-Analysis, Bibliographic, and Writers' Software
This Web Page has loads of advanced information, about tools relevant to textual analysis and discovery.

Internet Web Text: a Hypertext Guide to Internet Resources
An excellent and comprehensive site. John December writes, "I created Internet Web Text for a course in Computer-Mediated Communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that I helped teach in the spring of 1994. My goal was to create an interface students could use to familiarize themselves with the Internet, how to use it, how to find information, and how to connect with people. I used icons to create memory-aids to remembering the resources---I find I can remember the resources through images better than by resource name. In a revision of this guide in July, 1994, based on an analysis of use patterns, I reduced the icons used within the pages. Only the icons-only version has different icons for each resource, and I'll continue to monitor the use of the icons-only page."

A Beginner's Guide to HTML
The guide is used by many to start to understand the hypertext markup language (HTML) used on the World Wide Web. It is an introduction and does not pretend to offer instructions on every aspect of HTML. Links to additional Web-based resources about HTML and other related aspects of preparing files are provided at the end of the guide.

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to its dedication to the forefront of computing, this is an enormously comprehensive site -- as well as fun. Most current Web browsers are based on technology devloped at this site in the former browser called Mosaic.


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