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View Resource Opportunity for literary immortality arises online

What if Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights had been named Jimmy? Or can one imagine J.D. Salinger’s Fanny as, say, Sarah? Authors frequently spend long hours determining the appropriate names for their characters and readers often develop a close bond with these personas as they begin to develop throughout a novel or short story. In a very interesting twist, a number of contemporary authors are...
View Resource The Daily Palette Digital Collection

Every day, the staff members at the Daily Palette Digital Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries put up a new artwork by a different Iowa artist. Since the project was launched in 2004, the collection has profiled over 1,000 artists working in the fine arts, literature, video, and the performing arts. Visitors can scroll through the Highlights of Collection section near the bottom of the...
View Resource PEN/Faulkner Foundation Screenshot

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is one of the most prestigious prizes in American letters. It has been known to launch careers and help books that would otherwise languish on the shelves. While there are a few interesting tidbits on the PEN/Faulkner website (News, for instance, provides interesting links to coverage of books, authors, and the awards), the real gem of the site is the...
View Resource NYU Libraries: English and American Literature: Digital Collections and Digital Humanities projects (open access) Screenshot

NYU Libraries offers this extensive list of open-access digital collections and digital humanities projects related to English and American literature. This helpful resource list is part of a LibGuide dedicated to the subject; the full LibGuide includes suggestions for a range of both digital and print resources. The Digital Collections and Digital Humanities project list contains links to over 30...
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