Based on a PBS lecture series narrated by Michael Palin, this site provides younger students with an overview of the life of Ernest Hemingway.
Broad range of materials on Mark Twain the writer and his times.
The LiTgloss project is a collection of texts written in languages other than English. The texts are of literary, cultural, or historical interest to speakers of English, and likely (we think) to be better appreciated if read in the original language.
Bilingual collection of material on Francophone African literature written by women since the 1970s.
A nonprofit publisher dedicated to publishing, and keeping in print, authoritative editions of America's best and most significant writing in durable form. Includes podcasts and excerpts
Sponsored by Kentucky Educational Television, this site supports an online course in the study of Latin and offers additional resources on Roman culture.
Texts, images, and commentary for the study of the Middle Ages.
The official website of the Kate Chopin International Society. Provides a network and forum for the study of American author Kate Chopin (1850-1904). The society encourages and supports scholarship and activities that illuminate Chopin’s contribution to the American literary tradition, and it seeks to preserve her literary significance for future generations.
The site features 13 works by Chopin, including The Awakening, a transcript of the documentary, interviews with a Chopin descendent and Chopin scholar, and a basic chronology of Chopin's life.
This highly interactive site offers many ways to introduce jazz as a musical genre and cultural tradition. An interactive map features hot places for jazz in America; a lounge defines jazz with recordings of key elements and genres; and audio files feauture nine different songs of nine artists. Artists featured on the site include: Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.