Books and Censorship Resources
site is committed to the discussion of censorship in its many forms. Freedom
of expression is emphasized in not only the publishing of books, but in
the media, US law, and obvious consumer/citizen who is affected by such
laws and restrictions of censorship. This site links to the Freedom of
Information Act, selective print resources, global censorship information
as well as many organizations and sites with anti-censorship sentiments,
as well as many banned book references and resources.
Don't have time to read it all? Book-A-Minute is
the ultra-web alternative to reading. This comic site proclaims to have
the most ultra-condensed versions of texts ever written. The essence of
the featured books takes the reader but one moment to decipher, and in
a minute you can read from Shakespeare to Orwell. This site covers many
classic novels, as well as some science-fiction and fantasy, and children's
Northwestern University/Evanston Research Park, Evanston, Il
book information portal to the web is an excellent resource for all ages,
with genres and forums for reading, and writing including electronic texts
as well as ebooks. BookSpot.com simplifies the search for online texts,
book reviews, reading lists, author and publisher information, online
reading groups, book stores, book news, events and more.
for Textual Studies; Computers and Texts on the Internet
CTI Centre for Textual Studies, Humanities Computing Unit, Oxford
This journal asks, 'Can Information Technology really help us to extend
teaching and learning beyond the classroom? What are the practical and
pedagogic implications of the Virtual Seminar? What modes of learning
will be expected by the next generation of students?' Computers & Texts
is a yearly hypertextual journal/newsletter of the CTI Centre for Textual
Studies with many different resources of literature analysis, attentive
to the broader and ever growing network of the new technology.
Electronic Literature Organization
Facilitation and promotion literature designed for
the electronic media and planned programs with news about publishing ventures,
awards, and other important e-lit happenings.
"Magazines designed for the discriminating reader, and other sites
that cater to diverse interests. By the neighborhood. Your Single Culture
Connection for EVERYTHING NEW YORK"
A merged site of several journals which connect through interlinking
and story sharing; a true hyperfied way of webmastering! The journals
include but are not limited to the Greenwich Village Gazette, Poetry
Magazine.com, & The Manhattanite. Other sites feature art and NYC
culture. This site is definitely not limited to Manhattanites alone, but
the larger world community in the news section on the gazette as well
as the online poetry and fiction journals which accept and publish submissions
both nationally and internationally. This is a great read for those looking
for new writers and just published works of prose, fiction and articles
and features in the news, ranging from homelessness to the latest on Napster
OF POETIC TERMS
GLOSSARY OF POETIC TERMS is a unique guide for the study of poetry
and features phonetic pronunciation cross references, a broad range of
definitions, numerous examples of hyper-linked keywords & cross references
a wealth of poetic quotations, and writers' guidelines.
Iowa Review Web http://www.uiowa.edu/~iareview/mainpages/tirweb.html
The Iowa Review Web is a high quality, hypertextual e-journal compilations
of poetry, fiction, academic/pedagogic, and book reviews.
and Teaching In the Digital Age
A site devoted to "the challenges and opportunities of learning,
teaching, and learning to learn in the age of computers." The articles
are devoted to assisting readers make sense of the new digital environment.
Museum of American Poetics
purpose of the Floating Muse Bookstore is to bring the work of major experimental
American poets, including works of the post-beat generation, to a wider
audience than would ordinarily have access to their books and recordings.
This a free service to poets and visitors to the Museum of American Poetics
to encourage the tradition of Kerouac's idea of Pure Friendship.
The Best Minds Poetry Series features performances from diverse poet communities
dedicated to unobscurate intensely vivid subject manufactured compassionate
language. "Best Minds" refers to first line of "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg
(1926-1997): "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked," and serves as clear-eyed voluminous cocktail
party coffee house virtual theater to dispel world paranoia.
Museum of American Poetics' exhibit space is dedicated to visual and
textual material related to the lives of poets and/or their works of art.
Exhibits can be of individual poets, periods, movements or schools. They
may also be of source materials, such as original drafts, final texts
of poems, books, tapes, correspondence, or artifacts (tools of production
or performance, clothing, personal items, furniture, etc.). We encourage
entries of all genres.
Education Association's Read Across America Homepage
NEA is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing
the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now
headquartered in Washington, D.C., NEA proudly claims 2.5 million members
who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate
programs. NEA has affiliates in every state as well as in over 13,000
local communities across the United States.
Anyone who works for a public school district, a college or university,
or any other public institution devoted primarily to education is eligible
to join NEA. NEA also has special membership categories for retired educators
and college students studying to become teachers.
New England Reading Association
The New England Reading Association (NERA) is a non-profit organization
whose purpose is to engage in the following activities: Promote and support
the improvement of reading on local, state, and regional levels, support
quality and effective reading/language arts instruction, disseminate information
of ideas, pertinent research, practices, and strategies, foster the opportunity
Representatives for the six New England states join to share ideas, research,
and leadership. NERA promotes literacy by awarding and sponsoring State
Book Projects, an Annual Conference, the Durrell, Cooper and Crossley
Research Scholarships, Special Recognition Awards, and the Helen A. Murphy
Memorial Teaching Mini-Grants.
Romanticism On the Net
Romanticism On the Net is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal devoted
to romantic studies. The peer-review system means that at least two members
of the editorial board read submissions and write readers' reports. Less
than a third of the submissions have been published since the creation
of the journal four years ago, with more than two-thirds of these going
through at least one revision before publication. Each article contains
the information from the Modern Language Association for referring to
an electronic publication. (see here the MLA's guidelines for citation
of online resources). This quarterly journal is indexed in the MLA International
Shakespeare on the Net
is very neat and interesting interactive site. Perhaps it takes a computer
hacker to invent a Shakespeare hacker! This is a great way to go deeper
into the author's very words, and at the same relative frequency in which
used them even! Perhaps an adaptation for cyberspace will be created at
some time during this new millennium!
Surf to Wingnut--etc.'s interactive poetry site, and find one very
addictive poetry/play station in magnetic poetry style. Create your own
poem using the provided words listed under: small stuff, conjunctions,
prepositions, nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. A great forum for
dissecting language, or viewing and judging others 'cybernetic' poetic
works. An archive search brings up many poems of past months, and even
visit the 'top 20' list of voted favorites from viewers like yourself.
Writing is an international journal focusing on women's writing before
about 1900. The Editors welcome theoretical and historical perspectives,
and contributions that are concerned with gender, culture, race and class.
The journal aims to open up a forum for dialogue, discussion and debate
about the work of women writers, and to reflect the diversity of scholarship
that can be brought to bear on this area of study.
Articles in this journal are abstracted/indexed in America: History
and Life; Annotated Bibliography for English Studies; British Humanities
Index; Feminist Periodicals; Gay & Lesbian Abstracts; Historical Abstracts;
MLA International Bibliography; Periodica Islamica; Sociological Abstracts;
Studies on Women Abstracts;Women's Resources International; Women's Studies
Access for the Disabled
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
"There are 40 million people with disabilities in the U.S., and many of
them have problems that keep them from using a carelessly designed Web
page. This isn't because the techniques to make pages disable accessible
aren't available, but rather it's because Web designers don't think of
the problems that they may be creating." --Netscape World, August, 1996
This is a necessary site, especially in the growing age of technology
and the direction which publishing is taking online, which includes library
info, subject links and research tips. All electronic sites should have
full accessibility for all readers, and this site is an excellent resource
for teachers, students and webmasters alike and highlights the growing
needs of Accessibility Validators,Adaptive Technologies, Federal Legislation,
and Writing Accessible Websites.