New Perspectives on the West

Guided tour through the history of the American West, following in the footsteps of filmmakers Ken Burns and Stephen Ives.

National First Ladies Library

Background on the women of the White House.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A richly documented portrait of the author of The Scarlet Letter.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

Annotated guide to Shakespeare resources on the Internet, including links to primary texts, information on the Globe Theatre, and aspects of Shakespearean theatrical performance.

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Modern American Poetry

Described as an online journal and multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry, produced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the site includes articles analyzing specific poems as well as the oeuvres of 161 modern American poets.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

Based on a PBS lecture series narrated by Michael Palin, this site provides younger students with an overview of the life of Ernest Hemingway.

Mark Twain in His Times

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.

Lire les Femmes Écrivains et les Littératures Africaines

Bilingual collection of material on Francophone African literature written by women since the 1970s.

Library of America

A nonprofit publisher dedicated to publishing, and keeping in print, authoritative editions of America's best and most significant writing in durable form. New Features "The Moviegoer" a series of essays by  distinguished contemporary authors about notable film adaptations of books in the LOA.