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View Resource cfp@english.upenn.edu: Calls for Papers in English & American Literature

The University of Pennsylvania English Department provides the Calls For Papers mailing list (CFP) to facilitate the announcement of conferences and publishing opportunities in English and American literature. CFP encourages conference or panel organizers and volume editors to post all such announcements to this list, whether or not they subscribe. Announcements can include upcoming conferences,...

http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/
View Resource The Edith Wharton Society

The Edith Wharton Society has created a Website to promote the study and discussion of the life and work of this major American novelist and short story writer. Wharton (1862-1937) -- author of Ethan Frome (1911) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), among many other titles -- is highly regarded as a writer of keen insight and polished prose who deftly exposed the social...

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/confarchive.htm
View Resource The Moonlit Road: All God's Chillun Had Wings

In honor of Black History Month, the Moonlit Road (last mentioned in the January 22, 1999 Scout Report) proudly presents a new story from Veronica Bryd entitled "All God's Chillun Had Wings." This classic slave tale of deliverance from the Georgia coast can be read or heard using RealPlayer. In addition, in an attempt to provide a better understanding of the historical and contextual make-up of...

http://themoonlitroad.com/all-gods-chillun-had-wings/
View Resource American Transcendentalism Web

Maintained by Professor Ann Woodlief at Virginia Commonwealth University, this site was created to serve as a gathering place for information and primary documents about the transcendentalist movement in American literature and philosophy during the 19th century. Along with profiles of some of the main persons associated with the movement, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, the...

http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu.edu/
View Resource The Works of Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe was only on this earth for an all-too brief forty years, but he crafted some fine poetry. Some have argued that with the "Murders in the Rue Morgue," he created the first detective story. On this site, visitors will see complete text versions of almost all of Mr. Poe's poems and short stories. Each piece begins by indicating the year of its first publication and the publication in...

http://www.findingresult.com/?dn=pambytes.com&pid=9POR3TG0A
View Resource The Moonlit Road

Users who dare to venture down the Moonlit Road will find spooky stories and weird folktales from the American South, told by some of the region's best storytellers. Each month, the site offers several new feature short stories in both text and RealAudio versions. In addition, some stories include a Cultural Background page with information on the history, region, cultures, or peoples behind the...

http://themoonlitroad.com
View Resource The James Fenimore Cooper Society

This Website is devoted to "encouraging the enjoyment of Cooper's 32 novels, appreciation of his ideas, and providing useful information to students, scholars, and readers." And the site does not disappoint, standing as one of the most comprehensive single-author Websites we've seen. It provides copious text by and about Cooper, including online copies of little-known Cooper texts -- mostly...

http://external.oneonta.edu/cooper/
View Resource Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites

Maintained and created by Richard Hathaway, an educator at the State University of New York at New Paltz, this site is a compendium of links and writings by and about the American writer Henry James. The site begins with a collection of electronic texts of James' works. Some of the more recent additions include short stories that James wrote specifically for The Atlantic Monthly during the 1860s....

http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~hathaway/
View Resource The Paul Bowles Web Site

Composer, distinguished author and translator, and man of belles letters, Paul Bowles passed away in 1999 in Morocco, which was for many years was his primary place of residence. Bowles best-known work is probably his novel The Sheltering Sky, though he also translated Sartre's "Huis Clos" (upon which he bestowed the title "No Exit") and was an accomplished composer of music for the theatre....

http://www.paulbowles.org/
View Resource African-American Poetry, 1760-1900

Utilizing software developed at the University of Chicago, this online database of African-American poetry is a fine resource for people looking for a compendium of poems by numerous notable 18th and 19th century African-American poets. First-time users will want to read the users manual, which explains the software used to design the database, and how to best utilize the available search engine,...

https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/AAP/
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