Self-described as "a directory of Internet resources tailored
to a college or advanced high school audience. Each subject guide
is an annotated listing of the best general Internet sites in the
field, as well as a gateway to more advanced research tools. On each
page you may find links to online publications, language and study
aids, reference materials, databases, archives, virtual libraries,
tutorials, as well as other educational materials." Not as expansive
as HUMBUL or Voice of the Shuttle, but some interesting listings,
including "African American History," "Buddhist Studies,"
and "Rock Art."
American Literature on the Web (http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/index.htm)
An extensive site of links maintained by Akihito Ishikawa, Professor
of English at Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages in Japan. Includes
Timelines, Authors, Related Resources, Music & Visual Arts, and
Studies Web (http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/asw/)
Created by David Phillips and updated by the Crossroads Project. A
subject-based directory of links in a range of areas related to American
A very extensive site, associated with C-Span's American Writers series.
You can get information on writers, places, and particular works throughout
American literary history. The site includes a video archive, a portrait
gallery, classroom activites, as well as historical and biographical
An experiment in hypertextual relationships by Karla Tonella of the
University of Iowa that explores the common ground between Cyborgs,
Gender, LesBiGay, Dispora, La Frontera, Border Incidents and Other
One of the original resources for English Studies at Carnegie Mellon;
contains a wide variety of resources, articles on line, and links.
Includes over 20,000 works on issues such as Feminism, Gender and
Sexuality, Race, 18th Century Studies, Music, Audio and Video Recordings
of scholarly presentations, Cultronix -- a journal of contemporary
art and cultural theory, Cultural Logic -- an electronic journal of
marxist theory and practice, a large selection of readings in cultural
studies and critical theory, and a comprehensive list of links to
journals and newspapers.
Shakespeare Library (http://www.folger.edu/indexb.html)
The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research library
located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Its history is intrinsically
linked to that of its founders, Henry Clay Folger and his wife, Emily
Jordan Folger, who established the Library in 1932 as a gift to the
American people. A magnet for scholars from around the globe, the
Folger is home to the worlds largest collection of Shakespeares
printed works, as well as magnificent collections of other rare Renaissance
books and manuscripts on all disciplineshistory and politics,
theology and exploration, law and the arts. Included in the collections
are over 310,000 books and manuscripts; 250,000 playbills; 27,000
paintings, drawings, engravings, and prints; and musical instruments,
costumes, and films.
Heath Anthology of American Literature (http://college.hmco.com/english/lauter/heath/4e/students/index.html)
A site designed both to supplement and to complement The Heath Anthology.
Contains a particularly good set of Reader Resources, organized chronologically
by author, time period, and thematic connection.
of English Studies Page (http://english.cla.umn.edu/Faculty/RALEY/research/englstud.html)
This page is authored by Rita Raleyat UCSB, and its rationale is still
evolving. There are primary documents on site by Thomas B. Macaulay;
John Henry Newman; Adam Sedgwick; Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett; Mary
Wollstonecraft; Raymond Williams; Gayatri Spivak; Gauri Viswanathan;
D.J. Palmer; Chris Baldick; Franklin Court; Brian Massumi; Avital
Ronell; and others. These pages are fully searchable.
HUMBUL Gateway (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~humbul/)
Originally the HUManities BULletin board at Bath and Leicester Universities,
this site has expanded into a dynamically searchable database at Oxford
University. It includes a large series of listings for Literature,
History, Film, Drama, and Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious
Studies, and the Visual Arts.
Literature Resources (MIT) (http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/subjects/literature/index.html)
A useful, well-designed general site from the folks at MIT. Not extensive,
but interesting sets of links organized by time period and author.
An on line resource that contains thousands of books, shorts stories,
essays, and articles. Available through UT Digital Library Services.
Norton Anthology of American Literature (http://www.wwnorton.com/naal/)
A site designed both to supplement and to complement The Norton Anthology.
Organized by Periods (with a useful chronolgy of "contexts"
alongside an historical listing of texts and authors), Authors, Topics,
and "Explorations" -- a means of "exploring" an
author through study questions and annotated links.
for English And American Literature: UT-Austin General Libraries
An enormously helpful site, put together by Sara Seten Berghausen,
Assistant for Collections and Administrative Programs and English
Literature Bibliographer at PCL. This site organizes resources for
English Studies both at PCL and the web. Headings include: Catalogues,
Indexes, Reference Works, Electronic Books, Electronic Journals, Web
Sites, Campus Resources, and Library Research Guides.
Simonds History of American Literature (http://www.bibliomania.com/Reference/Simonds/SHAL/index.html)
Sponsored by Maytech Publishing and part of the larger site Bibliomania,
these listings provide a concise but good overview of a small number
of literary figures. Organized by period and searchable.
Victorian Web (http://22.214.171.124/victorian/victov.html)
A very comprehensive site that covers literature, history, and culture
in the age of Queen Victoria.
The Voice of the Shuttle (http://vos.ucsb.edu/)
Arguably the most comprehensive humanities site on the web. A great
source for sites on all aspects of American Literature, Art and Art
History, Cultural Studies, Cyberculture, History, Literary Theory,
Minority Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Media Studies, Religious
Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and Queer Theory.
www.theory.org.uk--the media theory site (http://www.theory.org.uk)
A popular new website of resources and reviews, covering media / cultural
studies / gender / sexuality / identity / Adorno / Gramsci / and Butler.
The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) is a not-for-profit organization
of institutions with collections of art, collaborating to enable educational
use of museum multimedia.
- Learner.org (http://www.learner.org/)
A partnership between the Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting. Their mandate is to use media and telecommunications
to advance excellent teaching in American schools.
AP Central is the official online home for anyone interested or involved
in AP courses. Here you can connect to other colleagues in the AP
community and to a variety of teaching and program materials. AP Central
offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on AP courses
and exams, as well as unique resources and tools such as the Teachers'
Resource Catalog, Professional Development Catalogs, AP Discussion
Forums, and much more.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/index2.htm)
Andrew Carnegie founded The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching in 1905, "to do all things necessary to encourage,
uphold and dignify the profession of teaching." The Foundation
is the only advanced study center for teachers in the world and the
third oldest foundation in the nation. A small group of distinguished
scholars conducts the Foundation's research activities.
CPB - Education and Public Broadcasting (http://www.cpb.org/ed/)
Through educational programming, public broadcasting seeks to enrich
the lives of viewers and listeners nationwide. The programs here represent
examples of public broadcasting's education efforts.
CWRL - The Computers, Writing, and Research Lab (UT) (http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/)
The Computer Writing and Research Lab is a group of graduate students
and faculty working within the framework of a collaborative community
to explore and develop innovative ways to use computers in teaching
and learning about writing and literature. Established by Jerome Bump
in 1986, the CWRL has become the leading facility of its kind in the
United States and a major transformative agent in the field of composition.
Under the leadership of John Slatin, the Lab was instrumental in bringing
a new field--Computers and Writing--into being. More recently the
CWRL has focused on using technology to establish connections between
writing in the classroom and writing elsewhere in the University and
the world beyond.
Subject-based access to top humanities sites, EDSITEment lesson plans
and at-home activities, and additional learning activities.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher
education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (http://www.ed.gov/free/)
FREE - the acronym says it all.
ILT Web at Columbia Teachers College (http://www.ilt.columbia.edu)
The INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (ILT), founded in 1986 at
Teachers College, Columbia University, works to advance the role of
computers and other information technologies in education and society.
Institute fot Technology and Learning at UT (http://www.ital.utexas.edu/)
"We bring together K-12 educators and University researchers
and technical experts to create state-of-the-art projects that model
the partnership between new curricula and technological innovation.
We create academically rigorous, aesthetically exciting sites that
engage and challenge learners. We draw upon the resources of one of
the nation's most "wired" universities to help teachers
develop successful skills and strategies for integrating technologies
in teaching and learning. We monitor key trends and connect educators
and education leaders with important, up-to-date ideas about the role
of technology in managing schools and districts to create effective
The Lesson Plan Archive (NY Times) (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html)
The archive contains hundreds of free lesson plans for grades 6-12.
You may perform a keyword search to retrieve a lesson, browse the
archive by subject, or scroll down the page to view the most recently
The George Lucas Educational Foundation (http://www.glef.org/index.html)
Building news skills for the digital age - from the man who brought
you Star wars.
National Archives - The Digital Classroom (http://www.archives.gov/education/)
"To encourage teachers of students at all levels to use archival
documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials
from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources.
Visit our page regularly as we expand our offerings."
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving
the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all
levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the
profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their
professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for
cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.
Library of Education (http://www.ed.gov/NLE/)
The World's Largest Federally Funded Library Devoted Solely to Education.
NLE is the federal government's main resource center for education
Scholar as Teacher Tip Sheet Index (http://web.princeton.edu/sites/mcgraw/Scholar_as_Teacher_Tip_Sheet_Index.html)
An invaluable collection of "tip sheets for teaching" that
Good Questions in Class and Motivating
from the McGraw
Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University.
Software for the Teaching of English Literature and Language and
its Assessment -- The aim of the STELLA project is to develop teaching
software which can be incorporated into courses and enhance learning
in tutorial and self-access modes. In most cases, the material is
introduced to students at timetabled sessions, but they are also
encouraged to return and use the materials during free access sessions
either as part of their course or later as revision.
Syllabus Web (http://www.syllabus.com/)
Syllabus magazine is the only monthly publication that focuses on
the role of technology in higher education. Published since 1988,
Syllabus' mission is to inform educators on how technology can be
used to support their teaching, learning and administrative activities.
Each issue includes feature articles, case studies, product reviews
and profiles of technology use at the individual, departmental and
institutional level. Regular features cover multimedia, distance
learning, the Internet, quantitative tools, publishing and administrative
technology. A variety of platforms are covered, among them, computers,
video, multimedia and telecommunications equipment. The Syllabus
website supports and expands upon the publications content
covering the latest technology for higher education.
T-AMLIT: The Electronic Archives (http://www.georgetown.edu/tamlit/)
Teaching American Literature: The Electronic Archives contain essays,
syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for teaching the multiple
literatures of the United States. The Archives are designed as a
complementary resource to the electronic discussion list, T-AMLIT.
The Electronic Archives are created and maintained by the Center
for Electronic Projects in American Culture Studies (CEPACS) at Georgetown
University's American Studies Program. The Archives are sponsored
by Georgetown University and the D.C. Heath Publishing Company.
Teachers and Writers Online (http://www.twc.org/tmmain.htm)
During a typical T&W Writer-in-Residence Program, students come
to think of themselves as writers: they ask more questions about grammar
and spelling; write more; experiment with a variety of genres; read
the work of contemporary and traditional writers; and take their writing
through revision to publication. T&W's Writer-in-Residence
Programs can be designed for students of all ages and backgrounds.
Teaching & Learning on the Web (http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tl/index.html)
Here you will find over 832 examples of how the web is being used
as a medium for learning.
Teaching with Technology at Penn (http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/index.html)
This webserver supports instruction and research in the School of
Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
TENET Web - Teachers Resources (http://www.tenet.edu/teachers/)
The Texas Education Network (TENET) was established in August 1991.
It was authorized by the 71st Texas Legislature and developed by
the collaborative efforts of the Department of Information Resources,
the Texas Education Agency, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Its purpose was to advance and promote education in Texas by providing
a communications infrastructure which can be used to foster innovation
and educational excellence in Texas.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and
Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts (http://www.texasreading.org/tcrla/index.htm)
The Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts is an organization
dedicated to enhancing reading educators' implementation of the Texas
Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through professional development
and research. The Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts focuses
on four areas: professional development, research, evaluation, and
the special education reading project.
Texas Family Literacy Center (http://www.texasfamilyliteracy.org/)
The Texas Family Literacy Center is a resource center dedicated to
enhancing literacy growth for both children and adults within the
context of families.
Transcriptions - Teaching with IT (http://transcriptions.english.ucsb.edu/resources/teaching-with-IT.shtml)
This site provides teachers with practical tools and resources for
use in designing courses that incorporate information technology
(IT). It also includes sample courses using IT components and critical
essays on specific IT applications.
Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature (http://info.ox.ac.uk/jtap/)
At Oxford University - "The creation of virtual seminars will
supply a necessary tool for distance learning as well as a role model
for other academics to see how effective modern technology can
be used in delivering remote educational resources."
World Lecture Hall (http://wnt.cc.utexas.edu/~wlh/index.cfm)
World Lecture Hall publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide
who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language.
Some courses are delivered entirely over the Internet. Others are
designed for students in residence. Many fall somewhere in between.
In all cases, they can be visited by anyone interested in courseware
on the Internet faculty, developers, and curious students