History of the English Language Links

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Early Modern Literary Studies (http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlsjour.html)
     "An online journal with essays and reviews on topics in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature. Includes links to conference information, discussion groups, electronic texts, and Internet resources."


The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Online (http://www.bartleby.com/cambridge/)
     "Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole." Includes comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter!

Duncan's Home Page (http://www.towson.edu/~duncan/)
     Ed Duncan's site provides many History of the English Language links (http://www.towson.edu/~duncan/hellinks.html).

The Eserver  (http://www.eserver.org/)
     The English Server, formerly at Carnegie Mellon, now at the University of Washington has been online since 1990 and offers access to over twenty thousand works.  You can search onsite for literary topics of interest, subscribe to their mailing lists, and even chat online-- all for free.  This site may not be the Internet Coffee House of the Future, but it is as close as one gets to One-Stop Literary Shopping on the World Wide Web.

HEL (History of the English Language) (http://ebbs.english.vt.edu/hel/hel.html)
     Dan Mosser's site with links to his Spring 2001 Syllabus (http://wiz.cath.vt.edu/exper/mosser/classes/hel01/4054.html) and online textbook (http://wiz.cath.vt.edu/hel/helmod/)

Literary Resources on the Net (http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/)
     Jack Lynch's mega-site.

The Voice of the Shuttle (http://vos.ucsb.edu/)
     Like many Subject Catalog Search Engines, Alan Liu's "The Voice of the Shuttle" is designed so that a searcher can "drill" down through the layers (i.e., categories and subcategories) of the site and find the specific information (i.e., via web site links).  In addition, the fact that this site contains its own Search Engine (V0S), helps to make searching for Literary Matters, whether onsite or on the World Wide Web, nearly a literary websearcher's "Paradise Regained."

YourDictionary.Com (http://www.yourdictionary.com/)
     In addition to an online dictionary (Merriam-Webster's), this site contains a few interesting subsites:
Grammars (http://www.yourdictionary.com/grammars.html) where you can find the rules of a language, i.e., check out the English Grammar links,  or The Library (http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/index.html) where you can "Read fascinating stories and articles about words and languages by the world's most famous linguists."

Old English

Old English Pages (http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/oe/old_english.html)
     Georgetown University'd encyclopedic compendium of resources for the study of Old English and Anglo-Saxon England.

Middle English

Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485) (http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/)
    Anniina Jokinen's site includes comprehensive information on authors such as Sir Thomas Malory, Sir Gawain, and Chaucer, as well as information on medieval plays and lyrics. Provides quotes, biographies, lists of works (electronic versions included), and additional resources such as book reviews, essays, articles, and images.

The Middle English Compendium (http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/m/mec/)
   "Designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and an associated network of electronic resources."

Medieval English

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies (http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/labyrinth-home.html)
     Martin Irvine and Deborah Everhart's comprehensive resource for Medieval Studies: bibliographies, European cultural studies, pedagogical resources, professional information and organizations, electronic texts, music, etcetera.

NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources (http://www.netserf.org/)
     Beau A.C. Harbin's thorough and extensive database of information on any and all aspects of medieval society and its culture. Includes search engines and a glossary for even the most obscure medieval terminology. It also includes an extensive bibliography of sources divided up by specializations, covering everything from history to literature to legends and more. Other links include full texts of works by medieval authors, links to web pages about those authors, and links to electronic collections of medieval works.

Renaissance English

Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603) (http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/)
     Another site by Anniina Jokinen; it includes comprehensive information on authors such as Willaim Shakespeare, Sir Philip Syndey, Christopher Marlowe, and Edmund Spenser, as well as information on renaissance plays and lyrics. Provides quotes, biographies, lists of works (electronic versions included), and additional resources such as book reviews, essays, articles, and images.

The Digital-Librarian: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Resources (http://www.digital-librarian.com/medieval.html)
     Margaret Gail Anderson's mega-site, includes brief annotations for most links.


The dreaded Edo Nyland's Site (http://www.islandnet.com/~edonon/linguist.htm)
     Edo speeks.

Revised: 19 Feb 2001