Makes available long-inaccessible but valuable public and private programming featuring the world’s foremost writers, intellectuals, and artists in candid and often heated discourse about the most relevant cultural and political issues of our times.
Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz, and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress.
This collection present ten plays written by Hurston (1891-1960), author, anthropologist, and folklorist. Deposited as unpublished typescripts in the United States Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, most of the plays remained unpublished and unproduced until a manuscript curator rediscovered them in the Copyright Deposit Drama Collection in 1997.
An online edition of An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, or a dictionary of "Old English". The dictionary records the state of the English language as it was used between ca. 700-1100 AD by the Anglo-Saxon inhabitants of the British Isles.
This collection of Middle English texts was assembled from works contributed by University of Michigan faculty and from texts provided by the Oxford Text Archive, as well as works created specifically for the Corpus by the Humanities Text Initiative (HTI).
Key information, including (where known) date and place of composition, verse form, authorship and sources, extant manuscripts and modern prints, is provided for each romance, as is a full list of modern editions.
Complete catalogue of literary manuscripts by 237 British authors of the 16th and 17th centuries. Offers descriptions of more than 37,000 manuscript texts of poems, plays, discourses, translations, etc., as well as notebooks, annotated printed books, corrected proofs, promptbooks, letters, documents, and other related manuscript materials.
Lists over 480,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries. Includes items mainly in English and published in the British Isles and North America.
Full text of the plays and poems integrated with a glossary database, allowing users to search for any word or phrase in Shakespeare's works, and in particular to find all instances of all words that can pose a difficulty to the modern reader.
New York Public Library digital collection. Fifty-two published works by 19th-century black women writers provide access to their thought, perspectives, and creative abilities. Includes poetry, short stories, histories, narratives, novels, autobiographies, social criticism, and theology, as well as economic and philosophical treatises.
Scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. Includes electronic editions of Romantic-era texts, peer-reviewed volumes of literary criticism, bibliographies, indexes and concordances, chronologies, audio files, a curated collection of Romantic-era images, and reviews of current Romantic scholarship.
Primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. Represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more.
New York Public Library digital collection. Three original books in "relief etching" by William Blake, who composed the texts, designed the texts and decorations, and printed the pages: America: A Prophecy(1793 [1794?]), Europe: A Prophecy (1794), and Milton(1804 [i.e. 1808?]).
Online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.
Captures more than 50 years of cultural programming at the intersection of literature and freedom of expression advocacy. Features the world’s foremost writers, intellectuals, and artists in candid and often heated discourse about the most relevant cultural and political issues of our times.