- For a current version of this
- go to: http://www.ksu.edu/english/westmank/literary/britlit_resources.html
- Web Resources for ENGL 202:
- Major British Authors II
- Under construction -- please visit again.
Below you'll find web links for British history and culture,
literary movements, and for the authors we're reading this semester.
Some sites are better than others; as always when using the web,
evaluate not only the quantity of the information presented, but
its quality (the source of that information or its sponsor, date
British History and Culture
- Peter Williams' Narrative
History of England (from Britannia).
- Wilfred Owen Multimedia
Archive: an on-line archive with material on Wilfred Owen
and WWI which offers an incredibly deep resource, including digital
facsimiles of all of his war poetry, a selection of his letters
and photographs, and his personal records. In addition, the archive
has c.50 Video Clips from the 1916 films 'The Battle of the Somme'
and 'The Battle of the Ancre: The Advance of the Tanks' (QuickTime
and MPEG); 100 Audio Clips from interviews with veterans from
the Great War [needs a RealAudio Player]; 250 Photographs of
the Western Front (1914-1918); 250 Modern Photographs of the
Western Front; and c.30 Modern Video Clips of the Western Front.
(Most of the photos were taken from the collections of the Imperial
Partition of India provides maps before and after partition,
a timeline of British presence in India (1600-1971), a discussion
of the reasons for partition, and further resources.
- Also see the General Literary Resources
below for more information on post-imperialism and post-colonialism.
of paperback book publishing in the U.K.
Fashion and Costume
The Booker Prize
General Literary Resources
Colonial and Postcolonial Literary Resources
Popular Literature Resources
- Stanford University's Dime
Novels and Penny Dreadfuls provides information on its Dime
Novel and Story Paper Collection, stories which were popular
from the middle to the close of the 19th century in England and
T. S. Eliot
- Wilfred Owen Multimedia
Archive is the best resource for information on Owen and
WWI. Its pages provide an incredibly deep resource, including
digital facsimiles of all of his war poetry, a selection of his
letters and photographs, and his personal records.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Chronology and Resource Site
has a complete and detailed chronology of Mary Shelley's life
as well as a bibliography and selected links to other web resources.
Of special note: Sir Walter Scott's review
of Frankenstein (1818) in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
(2 [20 March/1 April 1818]: 613-6) and the chronology of Mary
Shelley's life for 1797-1816
and for 1817-1824.
- View Henry Fuseli's painting "The
Nightmare" (1781) which may serve as a source for the
scene of Elizabeth Lavenza's death. An alternate
version of "The Nightmare" (1781-1782) exists as
Stagecraft of Tom Stoppard offers biographical and bibliographical,
as well as stage histories for some of his work.
- Professor Robert L. Devaney (Boston University) offers "an
animated description of some of the mathematical
ideas lurking in the background of Tom Stoppard's play Arcadia."
- A review
of Stoppard's Arcadia published in Scientific American.
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