Compendium publications, book clubs and live streams

Collection of electronic journals and magazines – Fachbereich Anglistik in der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen.

Online Communication Studies Resources – Trinity University 

Presentation Handouts I

Presentation Handouts II

Literary Studies

John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Norton Literature Online.

World Book Club – as part of the BBC World Service has been uniting millions of readers from all corners of the globe every month for more than five years. Listeners send questions to an internationally acclaimed author about one of their particularly well-loved books. Past guests have included Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children), Vikram Seth (A Suitable Boy), Isabelle Allende (A House of Spirits), Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), Doris Lessing (The Grass is Singing), VS Naipaul (A House for Mr Biswas), Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Ian McEwan (Atonement), and Umberto Eco (The Name of the Rose). The programme takes the form of a discussion chaired by the highly regarded Harriett Gilbert.

Literature Live Stream – “What would Dickens write today?” – Dickens 2012

Canadian Literature

Online Literature Library (Dickens, Twain oder Voltaire) – Classics at the Online Literature Library

Canadian Literature Centre

Prof. Brycchan Carey, Kingston University, UK – “Slavery and Abolition” –

Library of congress – American studies, Black studies, and Gender studies:

  • American History
  • Arts & Culture
  • Government, Politics & Law
  • Maps & Geography
  • News & Journalism
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science, Technology & Business
  • Sports & Leisure
  • World History & Cultures

– text, visual media and other artefacts:

Orientalism/Travel Literature

Book of Travels

Travelers in the Middle East Archive

Turkish Embassy Letters (Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)

The Ottomans

Istanbul in Literature

Marco Polo Reloaded

Owen Jones and the Alhambra

The Works of Owen Jones

Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Shakespeare’s sonnets.


Sonnet Central


from Ruston, Sharon. Romanticism. London: Continuumbooks, 2007. 144-48. Print.

General romanticism

The Corvey Project – hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, which has microfiche collections of rare and unique works from the Corvey library in Germany. The website contains a searchable database, ‘Corvey Women Writers on the Web: an Electronic Guide to Literature, 1796-1834, the journal CW3 and a substantial Travel writing catalogue.

Eighteenth-Century Collections Online – a digitization project which claims to have digitized ‘every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century’. The collections can be accessed via the SuUB website.

Literature Compass – Romaticism journal edited by Elizabeth Fay and Sharon Ruston

The Literary Encyclopaedia – Articles written on primary texts, critical accounts and authors. The Romatic period is well served with some good, short introductions to works.

Romantic circles – This is a major resource, edited by Neil Fraistat and Steven E. Jones, which is constantly being added to. It hosts editions of several texts, a blog, chronologies, concordances and much more.

Romantic Chronology -A densely detailed chronology of the period.

Romanticism on the Net – The first online Romanticism journal, published since 1996. The site includes articles published in the journal plus a good list of links and book reviews.

Historical, cultural and intellectual context

Politics and Economics

A Digital Resource for the Act of Union (1800) – A virtual library with a searchable collection of pamphlets, newspapers, parliamentary papers and manuscript material contemporary with the 1800 Act of Union between Ireland and Britain.

Brycchan Carey on Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation – The website of Brycchan Carey (2005), author of British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760-1807. Basingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan. Contains a list of resources in this area, plus biographies, poems about slavery, information about abolitionists and resources specific to Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano and Quobna Ottobah Cugoano.

International Slavery Museum Liverpool – The website for the museum dedicated to presenting the history of the slave trade.

The Age of George III – Gives information on the period of king George III’s reign (1760-1820), including the ministries that ran the country, events in Ireland and America, India, France and Britain.

Arts and culture

The William Blake Archive

James Gillray: the Art of Caricature – This is the website for a Gillray exhibition at the Tate Britain Gallery held in London in 2001. It collects together many of Gillray’s cartoons under themes and characters.

Turner Online at the Tate Britain Gallery, London – Features a brief biography of the artist, and a timeline which locates some of the most important dates in the artist’s life alongside other significant political and cultural events. There are also discussions of Turner by artists, critics, historians and others.

Romantic literature

Movements and literary groups

The Bluestocking Archive – Maintained by Elizabeth Fay, this website contains works by and about the Blustockings.

The John Clare Page – A selection of Clare’s poems and prose, as well as offering a chronology; portraits of Clare, essays written about him and a survey of criticism.

Dictionary of Sensibility – The list of terms associated on this website is particularly useful.

The Quarterly Review Archive – See the reviews published by the Quarterly for yourself; volumes 1 (1809) to 31 (1824) are published here, with a searchable index and transcriptions of John Murray’s and William Gifford’s correspondence.

Cultural studies

Collection of online research data bases – Fachbereich Anglistik in der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen.

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) includes sixteen thematic collections of primary sources for the study of southern history, literature, and culture. These are arranged below in alphabetical order. Click on any collection to access an index of materials limited to that collection. To view an index of all materials in this digital library choose “Authors,” “Titles,” or “Subjects” from the navigation bar at the top of this page. Some materials are cross-referenced in multiple collections – DocSouthCollections

BBC – History – British History in depth: The First Black Britons

Alles rund um das Thema Crime Cultures, von Fiction über Film bis True Crime.

Making the modern world – a website by the Science Museum, London – Making the Modern World brings you powerful stories about science and invention from the eighteenth century to today. It explains the development and the global spread of modern industrial society and its effects on all our lives. The site expands upon the permanent landmark gallery at the Science Museum, using the Web and dynamic multimedia techniques to go far beyond what a static exhibition can do.

“Cultural Theory” and “Popular Culture” –  Student Resources (PEARSON).

CANADIANA – The Canadian Resource Page

The British Library – Trading Places – World in 1600

Men’s Studies Press

Media studies

Media Guardian

Media History Project: Promoting the study of media history from petroglyphs to Pixels. 28 August 2007.

Books on film and other topics – open access for download: here

Chronomedia by David Fisher

Media, Gender and Identity by David Gauntlett (University of Bournemouth).

DGPuK (Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft)

Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism

German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE)

Film Matters Magazine

British Film Institute, London

Center for Digital Story Telling

digitalmedia-art blog

Mick Underwood’s Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Infobase

Daniel Chandler (University of Wales, Aberstwyth)

Media History Project (School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Minnesota)

David Fisher (Screen Digest)

Wolfgang Bock (Bild-Schrift-Cyberspace)

Film Narratology by Manfred Jahn (Universität Köln)

National Film Board of Canada

ARNAIT Video Productions

Film, Media and Drama

Academic writing

Der Bremer Schreibcoach (Prof. Dr. Hans Krings, Bremen University)

Academic Writing: Genres in Academic Writing

English Pronunciation Guide

British National Corpus
Corpus of Contemporary American English
Australian Initiative Reading to Learn (R2L)