452ºF is an online full-text journal of literary theory and comparative literature, published by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The journal aims to bring together established academics and postgraduate students to promote the interdisciplinary study of literary theory. At the time of writing only the founding issue of the journal is available online (July 2009). The issue is dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe and his work, with articles in: Spanish; English; Catalan; and French. Articles are available in PDF format, and an accompanying bibliography is provided in a separate section on the site. The website also provides information on: the journal's editorial board; how to submit articles; the peer review process; and other services to be provided by the journal in future. This journal has the potential to be a useful resource for lecturers and students working in the fields of English and comparative literature.
The website, 'A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology', comprises a vast collection of bibliographies listing over 200,000 items which relate to authors writing in English, and literary theory and criticism in English. The work and criticism of authors writing in French, German, Italian and Spanish are granted separate bibliographies: users will find an interesting range of materials which cover, for example: French psychoanalytic theory; Spanish poststructuralism; and German humanist criticism. The site's author also covers to a lesser extent the work of international writers and critics, and users will find bibliographies of Middle Eastern, Scandinavian and Asian writers, for example. The bibliographies are available as Microsoft Word documents. The collection is arranged by author, critics and schools, linguists and other intellectuals, but the collection may also be browsed alphabetically by author name. Further results (especially for other languages) can be obtained by searching the site with the search embedded tool. Compiled by José Ángel García Landa (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain), this website is a valuable and comprehensive online resource for literary students and researchers. This resource can also be downloaded in plain text format from the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)).
ABELL (Annual Bibliography for English Language and Literature), produced by the Modern Humanities Research Association, has existed as a print bibliography for over seventy years. Now available online (to subscribers) and on CD-ROM, ABELL contains approximately 860,000 records of scholarly articles, doctoral dissertations, books and reviews published anywhere in the world. ABELL covers English language and literature, literary theory, bibliographic studies and studies of traditional folk cultures of the English-speaking world. The search functions allow users to construct detailed specialist bibliographies for teaching and research purposes, as ABELL can be searched by title keyword, subject, author or reviewer, publication details, journal keyword and publication year, or any combination of these terms. The CD-ROM contains ABELL records from 1920 onwards, whilst the Web version is available in two editions: 1920 onwards and 1980 onwards. The Web editions are subscribed to as part of Chadwyck-Healey's Literature Online service. The database is available to subscribing academic institutions only on the basis of a site licence agreement.
This online resource is the official website of a peer-reviewed academic journal of American, British and Canadian studies (ABC), founded and edited in Romania, at Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu. The thematic scope of this publication ranges from literary, cultural and area studies to multimedia and digital arts. The editors of ABC are interested in current developments in the theoretical humanities, in particular, in multi-disciplinary approaches to Anglophone studies. Existing both in print and online versions, the journal offers full access to subscribers and free access to tables of contents and article abstracts to non-subscribers. Well-maintained and user-friendly, the resource will be of interest to students and academics whose focus is on the contemporary literary and cultural criticism, as well as on recent developments in Anglophone studies abroad.
The "Annotated Bibliography on Literary Theory" is an online database of literary theory publications made available by Arbeitsstelle für Theorie der Literatur, Göttingen University, Germany. The database, which has a strong German and English bias, presents biographical details and short annotations of over 1,000 publications in the field of literary theory dating from 1970. The project's aim is to provide an overview of recent research in the field, taking into consideration fundamental theories, methodology, and theories of interpretation. Selected entries are accompanied by reviews or links to other relevant Web resources.
There is a glossary for clarification and a search facility to allow users to locate information using the categories of author; title; keyword; and theoretical field. Furthermore, users are invited to add their own entries and annotations (which are first assessed by the editors). A "Bookshelf" facility enables users to collect together records for easy future reference. This resource is an excellent source of information for anyone accessing literary theory as part of their research or for specialists in the field, particularly in relation to German and English literature.
The website of the Antwerp James Joyce Center provides information on this research centre, based at the University of Antwerp. The centre researches all aspects of Joyce's work, with an emphasis on genetic criticism, and works to promote interest in Joyce's work in Dutch-speaking countries. The website gives an overview of the work of the centre and provides full text access to a number of papers authored by members of the centre. Full issues of the centre's electronic journal 'Genetic Joyce Studies' are also available online, from the first issue in 2001 onwards. There are also links to other Joyce-related websites, and a list of relevant publications by centre members. This site would interest those researching Joyce, as well as university students studying his work.
This subsite of the Backdoor Broadcasting Company's academic section provides a podcast of a lecture delivered by Dr. Nina Power of Roehampton University in December 2009. The lecture, entitled, "Stony Ground but not entirely: Beckett and the Humanities," discusses the Irish avant garde author Samuel Beckett's relevance to theoretical studies in the Humanities. Power stresses the apparent contradiction between Beckett's classical references to the Bible, Dante and Descartes on the one hand - and his contributions to the origins of poststructuralism in literary themes, such as the death of the author and the opacity of meaning, on the other. Power points to a third way here by finding relevance in Beckett's vision of humanity and the human condition. This lecture should therefore be of interest to literary critical scholars, regardless of whether they emphasize or deemphasize poststructuralism.
'Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies' (BELLS) is an annual full-text ejournal published in English by the Department of English and German at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Some articles are in Spanish - but there is also much here in English that will interest scholars in literature and film, and linguistics. Issue 15 was themed 'Contemporary Theatres in English', issue 16 was on the teaching of language, and the forthcoming issue 17 (2008) will be themed 'Film Studies Now'. Example literature-related article titles are: 'Was the Classical Tradition Betrayed by J. Ivory’s Adaptation of E.M. Forster’s Maurice?'; 'Satire on Learning and the Type of the Pedant in Eighteenth-Century Literature'; and 'From Crusoe to the English Patient, or the Transition from the Western Humanist Enlightenment Subject to the White Male Colonialist', among others. There are also tables of contents for the journal's first and second series, although full-text copies of these articles are not available. The website is in English and has full details of the Editors, Editorial Board, and a Style Sheet.
CTheory, an international peer reviewed online journal developed, edited and published by Canadian team Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, is an invaluable resource for any researcher seeking elucidation on contemporary concerns such as feminism, technology, film, psychoanalysis and critical theories. The articles, interviews and book reviews are written by academics, researchers and teachers affiliated with worldwide universities and institutions. Frequent writers published in CTheory include Jean Baudrillard, Are Flagan and Paul Virilio. The journal is published weekly and each publication centres on a different theme ranging from ideology, Romanticism to postmodern literature, to ethics of literature to contemporary critical literary theories.The site is simple to navigate with menu options at the top of the screen linking not only to the contents of the current journal but also to CTheory's affiliate sites, Books, Multimedia and the Digital Library. After registering for free, access is granted to the Books section allowing users to download an e-copy of any book listed. Current titles include Digital Delierium which is edited and introduced by Arthur and Marilousie Kroker as well as Seduction by Jean Baudrillard. The Multimedia section takes the user to a collection of current interactive projects. Although the works are interesting and make use of Internet technology, they require long loading times. The Digital Library is another online journal with each volume focusing on various themes like Frenzy: The Movie and Power and Seduction. For each journal the contents are visible and the user has the choice to download the full article in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) form.
Culture Wars is the reviews website of the Institute of Ideas (IoI). The IoI, based in London, grew out of 3 years of events organised by LM (formerly Living Marxism) magazine and began functioning in June-July 2000. The purpose of the reviews website is 'encouraging and developing public engagement with emerging ideas in politics, the arts and science'. The editors feel that quality of writing is more important than the reputation of the reviewer and they encourage reviews from amateurs. They see the site as a nursery for new talent and feel a combination of new and established writing makes Culture Wars distinctive. They want the reviews of books, plays, lectures, exhibitions, films etc. to engage with such contemporary issues as social exclusion, multiculturalism, and environmentalism. As well as the current issue there is an archive of past issues going back to 2000. Opening a page in the 'Categories' section, for example, 'Books' or 'Essays', gives access to other online 'Resources' which are relevant to this particular category.
This website created by Henry Targowski and Charly Jungbauer offers an abundance of information for cyberculture, English Literature, new media, hypertext, postmodernism, critical theory, avant garde and popular theory. Although the site seems plain with the links organised into nine main sections, the information is plentiful. The resource includes links to: Fiction Authors (this section is first split by theme, Avant-Pop, Cyberpunk, Postmodern, Science Fiction, etc., then each of these links leads to a large variety of authors like William Gibson and Kathy Acker); Nonfiction Authors (W. Ross Ashby, Scott Bartlett); Books (topics include aliens, cybernetics, genetic engineering, physics, Donna Harraway and virtual reality); Comics (links to cyberpunk and avant garde comics); Films ( films about the beat scene, science fiction and postmodernism); Magazines and Newsletters; Additional Links (these are external links to online art and hypertext journals, as well as science fiction and contemporary theory sites). Unfortunately, a significant number of links provided in each section are not working any more, and the website has not been updated for a long time. Nevertheless, CyberCulture constitutes a vast and rather substantial resource, and will be of interest to students and fans of new media, cyber space, postmodernism, and related topics.
The 'Derrida: Online' website provides an introduction to the ideas of the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. It contains a comprehensive list of articles published by Derrida, as well as bibliographies of books and articles about Derrida or deconstruction, and links to other bibliographies and online Derridean resources. Also available are excerpts from Derridean texts, including: selections of his writings on the rules of language; linguistics; and meaning; and translations of recent essays. There are also lists of video and audio appearances given by Derrida. All these would be of use to a researcher interested in Derrida and deconstruction. The site, which is user-friendly and regularly updated, has received several awards. Created by Peter Krapp, it forms part of the Hydra collection; a series of Web pages on some key 20th century media theorists, psychoanalysts, and philosophers, including Lacan, Artaud, and Foucault.
Published by Brandon University, Ecclectica is a refereed ejournal with an interdisciplinary take on culture. Each issue is themed and past numbers have covered a broad range of visual arts, music, literature and cultural studies. All issues are archived on the website, and the journal is published between two and four times a year. Recent themes include, The Future of University Music Study in Canada, Women on Women, Prairie Winds and Politics.
The Postcolonial Studies website of Emory State University's English Department is designed to offer an introduction to the major authors, theorists and issues at the heart of postcolonialism. Divided into four main sections, this resource offers an introduction to Postcolonial Studies; an extensive list of authors in this field, including writers such as Chinua Achebe, Salmon Rushdie, Buchi Emecheta, and Wole Soyinka; a further list of theorists associated with Postcolonialism such as Homi Bhabha, Frantz Fanon, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; and a final section which lists related terms and issues, covering a broad spectrum from magical realism to communism and the caste system. Each list consists of hyperlinks which lead to further detailed resources on each author, theorist or issue. These pages include biographical, bibliographical and theoretical material. As such, this website provides a valuable resource for students, researchers and teachers interested or engaged in Postcolonial Studies.
Enculturation: a journal for rhetoric, writing and culture is an ejournal devoted to current debates about postmodernism, technology and capitalism. Comprised in the main of critical essays, each issue of the magazine (accessible via the 'ISSUE' heading in the top right navigation) also features the work of an artist working with electronic media - such as Tina La Porta. Each volume focuses on a different theme. Previous themes include: film, writing/music/culture, post-digital studies, rhetoric/composition, and neo-expressivisms. The current edition of the journal is published alongside all past editions. The site also includes a "Web-bin," a list of links to sites related to rhetoric, composition and cultural/critical theory. With postmodernism being the main interest of the journal, Enculturation explores topics as diverse as film, machines and biotechnology. As a result, the divide between 'high' and 'low' culture is elegantly bridged and the exchange between academia and pop culture is at its most vibrant. This site will interest anyone working in literature, philosphy of cultural studies.
The EServer.org website began in 1990 with a few critical publications and is now hosted by Iowa State University and has over 35,000 publications, with the number growing. This site will be of interest to a range of students as it provides indepth links to subjects such as: art; architecture; aesthetic theories; cultural theory; cybertheory; government; bibliographies; calls for papers; drama; education; feminism; scholarly resources and journals and too many more to name. The plethora of works available ensures many students will find something pertinent. Of the myriad critical studies these are some well-know names: Mary Wollstonecraft; Aphra Behn; Marx; William Faulkner; Jane Austen; Samuel Johnson; Mona Lisa and again, many many more. Each section is divided by subject heading and then within that section are links to primary sources, secondary and critical sources also although most sources are text documents there are often images and links to external sites included.
This is the Web page for the journal 'Exemplaria', which publishes articles relating to the theoretical debates surrounding Medieval and Renaissance studies. The Web page itself is part of the Maney Publishing website, which took over publication of the journal in 2007. The page only links to the titles of a few recent and forthcoming articles from the journal, giving subscription details for those wishing to acquire the full print editions. A PDF announcement on the site promises a 2010 project to digitize back issues and make them available online to paying subscribers. The site also provides details of the editorial board, notes for contributors, and a positive review of the periodical from The Times Literary Supplement.
This is the online version of Forum: the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, which is a peer-reviewed journal, aimed primarily at postgraduate students working in arts and culture disciplines. Beginning in Autumn 2005 and with a multi-disciplinary approach to arts and culture, Forum contains articles from across the humanities subjects. The biannual publication has a particular theme for each issue which aims to provoke discussion and debate within an overall clear focus. Forum aims to offer a platform for the exchange of ideas, to encourage debate and discussion and to foster postgraduate participation. The website contains full articles, with the useful device of an abstract linking to the full-text in either HTML or PDF format. The theme of the first issue was 'Origins and Originality' and topics included Post-colonial theory, Darwin's autobiographies, modern Gaelic verse, and George Eliot's 'Daniel Deronda'. The website contains a navigation bar linking to the current issue, submission guidelines, news and events, links and mailing list registration. It is well-presented, user-friendly and regularly updated.
frAme is an international online journal devoted primarily to Web/computer art, theory and writing. Access to past issues is fully and freely available. The journal is an important part of Nottingham Trent University's commitment to contemporary art and poetics - a commitment directed by the University's trAce online writing centre. The journal features work by young artists and writers from Britain, America and Australia, providing them a with space in which to publish finished pieces, works in progress, biographical information, and works on aesthetics. There are also critical writings and more sustained scholarly meditations on the theory and practice of art. The site requires a fast computer and a number of plug-ins.
The Glossary of Literary Theory is a basic online reference source, provided by the University of Toronto, describing many of the common terms of literary theory. Entries are arranged alphabetically, each linking to a paragraph or two explaining who developed or is particularly associated with the term in question, and how they have defined the term. Most definitions include links to other related entries. On the whole, the definitions provided by the glossary are clear, although in some instances a little brief. The lack of bibliographic references and illustrations limits the utility of the site, although it should still be of interest to undergraduates looking for a quick reference guide. This resource is part of University of Toronto English Library.
Hermenaut is an irregularly published print and online journal devoted to the application of high theory to 'low culture'. Taking its cues from writers such as: Baudrillard; Benjamin; Adorno; and Artaud, the journal seeks to break down the division between academic writing and journalism. The result is hit and miss - some of the pieces are simply stilted journalism manque. However, many of the articles are excellent - marrying critical thinking with fine writing. Articles included in the online version explore themes such as: Disneyfication; irony and its uses; Evel Knievel; anorexia; and television. This would be of interest to students and scholars working in: English; film; and philosophy.
The Immediacy of Rhetoric: Definitions, Illustrations, and Implications is an online version of Steven D. Krause's PhD dissertation. The thesis addresses issues of rhetoric relating to the Internet. Looking in particular at notions of immediacy, Krause examines how postmodernity and new technology alter and destabilise traditional concepts such as: the rhetor; the audience; and the 'message'. Beginning with a discussion of 'kairos', the thesis goes on to study, using the theories of Derrida, Foucault, and Baudrillard, the relationship between 'immediacy' and 'situation'. An abstract is provided, along with a relatively modest bibliography.
The International Literary Quarterly is a full-text online review featuring: prose; poetry; critical articles; interviews; and artwork by a guest artist. All issues from number 1 (November 2007) onwards are available for users to view, along with: short biographies of contributors; a related blog; and editors' contact details. Contributors at the time of writing include authors and critics such as: Gillian Beer; Marina Warner; George Szirtes; and Andrew Motion, as well as artists: Calulm Colvin; Arturo Di Stefano; Tom Phillips; and Lydia Rubio. Issues are genuinely international, with literature from various countries translated into English. This is an ambitious and wide-ranging review, which would be of use to those studying or reading contemporary poetry and fiction.
The website of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN) is divided into several sections presenting the general aims and main objectives of the organisation, as well as its: history; constitution; structure; and membership. In addition, the site provides details of: the ISSN's annual conference; various awards adminstered by the Society; and information on the ISSN's journal, 'Narrative'. This is supplemented with links to related online teaching resources and a 'Narrative Wiki'. This site would be of interest to teachers and students working in the field.
An Introduction to Literary Criticism is a website written and edited by Dr Kristi Siegel of Mary Mount College. The site aims to introduce undergraduates to the key terms and ideas of the literary theories that have revolutionised literary studies, particularly in the last thirty years. Entries are provided for every major theory: Marxism; existentialism; deconstruction; New Historicism; Lacanian psychoanalysis; New Criticism; Russian formalism; structuralism; postmodernism; feminism; travel theory, etc. Siegel provides a sketch of the theory, including basic concepts and main thinkers. She then lists the key texts in the field and provides a bibliography of relevant secondary reading. Links to other relevant websites are also provided. This text-based site is fast loading and easy to navigate.
The Irving Babbitt Project website is a collection of works by, about or influenced by Irving Babbitt (1865 - 1933). A Harvard Professor, Irving Babbitt's social and literary thinking were the subject of debate and controversy in the 1920s and 1930s, as he challenged many of the moral and intellectual sensibilities of the times. This collection of primary and secondary source material is likely to be of interest to researchers in literature and the history of ideas. A straightforward layout begins with an overview of his thinking in the context of his own era, then offers an insight into his influence in 2000 in Communist China. This neatly balanced introduction is followed by samples of Babbitt's thinking. These include Humanism, originally the first chapter of Literature and the American College (1908), Democracy: Imperialism or Standards?, from Democracy and Leadership (1924), and a review by Babbitt of Matthew Arnold: How to Know Him, by Stuart P. Sherman. As in the introduction, the selection of material offers a balanced approach to Babbitt's thinking, which is particularly useful to a newcomer to his work. Secondary material includes, Irving Babbitt and Postmodernity by Michael A. Weinstein, Babbitt and the Christians by Claes G. Ryn, A Thinker Behind and Ahead of his Time by David Hill Radcliffe, and Ethics and the Common Good [...] by James Baldachinno. This is a site with an overall sense of thoughtful ongoing development and a concern for clarity in the presentation of Babbitt's ideas. It is easy to use, being a simple list of highlighted headings, and offers links to sites of further interest.
John Lye's Source and Course Page is a website that hosts a large number of short essays, written by Professor John Lye of Brock University, intended for undergraduate English students. The essays are grouped into sections on: literary theory; literature; and communications. The literary theory section provides clear introductions to various aspects of contemporary theory, including: structuralism; poststructuralism and deconstruction; and reader-response theory. The section also provides articles about theorists such as: Bakhtin; Foucault; and J. Hillis Miller, as well as brief essays on psychoanalytic and feminist approaches to literature. The literature section comprises: guides to critical reading and the rationale behind literary study; summaries of the characteristics of modernist and postmodernist texts; and discussions on African-American and postcolonial perspectives. 'Communications' is devoted to cultural and media studies, with articles on subjects including: dialectics; cognitive constructivism; and semiotic analysis. Each essay is clear and well structured, providing straightforward explanations of often complex ideas, and introducing the multiplicity of approaches to literary studies.
The online version of the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism contains all the information which appears in the print version of the Guide plus a full-text search engine, and hyperlinked cross-references in the body and at the foot of each entry. The Guide is essentially an encyclopaedia covering theoretical 'schools' of literature and important individuals with notable critical ideas. A useful introduction to the subject is offered in the Foreword by Richard Macksey. The scope of the Guide is not restricted by time or geography, although there is a distinct emphasis on the western canon. The entries themselves are frequently extensive and detailed, with the author of the entry credited and a bibliography provided with suggestions for further reading. Revised extensively in 2004, and updated on an annual basis, the Guide currently includes over 240 alphabetically arranged entries. The full Guide, however, is available only to subscribing institutions or individuals.
Florida State University's website for Journal of Beckett Studies (JOBS) Books provides an archive of tables of contents for issues from the new series of the Journal from 1992 - 2006, and full-text articles of the old series (published in London 1976 - 1989) as well as information on the publishing strand of JOBS. Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is best remembered as an absurdist playwright, author of 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Krapp's Last Tapes' amongst other works. The journal includes: essays; notes; interviews; and reviews of books and performances of Beckett's plays. The site links to Edinburgh University Press, which took over publication of the journal in 2008 (the journal is now administrated from the University of Western Sydney). Links are also provided to an assortment of other Samuel Beckett-related sites. Students and researchers would find this site of interest.
The website 'Journal of Literary Theory' (or 'JLTonline') is an online version of a print journal published under the same title since 2007 (ISSN 1862-5290). The publication is intended to serve 'as an international platform for different debates in all fields of literary theory'. 'JLTonline' consists of four sections: articles; reviews; conference proceedings; calls for papers. Only selected articles appear in full-text, but all of them are available in abstract. Publication languages are English and German; however, all abstracts are available in English. Some of the past issues focus on 'New Developments in Literary Theory and Related Disciplines', Vol 1, No 1 (2007), or 'Interpretation', Vol 2, No 1 (2008). The topics of forthcoming issues include: 'Theory of Humour', Vol 3, No 2 (2009); 'Literary Studies and Linguistics', Vol 4, No 1 (2010); 'Popular Culture', Vol 4, No 2 (2010). Reviews of studies in literary criticism and theory, including musicology, art theory, and film studies, are available in full-text, in a PDF or HTML format. Similarly, conference proceedings are published in full. Considering its thematic preoccupations and the scope of debates it presents, JLTonline constitutes a valuable resource for students and researchers of literary studies and other media-related disciplines.
The website of “Judy Malloy” is an amalgamation of her theoretical works on literary, feminist, and new media studies, as well as a collection of her own hyperfiction works. Judy Malloy calls herself a hyperfiction writer and information artist and is well known to students and teachers immersed in Internet technology and hypertext writing. The site does use frames and some works need Flash and audio plug-ins. The easy to navigate home page is separated into sections displaying her own fiction, collaborations, events she has curated (Intersections Women in Web Media), papers previously presented at conferences, and information about her artistic exhibitions. There are links to her CV, with a list of prepublication papers, articles, and current projects, her biography, a blog and some links to external websites. All texts are available online except for the hyperfictions written with Eastgate Systems, which are available for purchase. The plethora of information pertaining to Judy Malloy’s own hyperfiction works, hyperfiction theories, narrative theories, feminist concepts and creative writing in general is sure to be helpful to both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to teachers of English, media, women’s studies, postmodernism and Internet Technology.
JustdoLit is an online tool designed primarily for analysing literary texts but which can also be applied to other media. The tool is designed for students and teachers of literary and cultural studies, enabling students to produce comprehensive analyses. This system uses a four-dimensional method of analysis to explore texts, the four dimensions being: individual; society; metaphysics; and nature. The website provides a summary of the genesis and use of four-dimensional analysis, as well as a more in-depth introduction to the method and to each of the four 'dimensions'. Sample texts and analyses are provided, including explorations of: 'An Irishman forsees His Death' by W. B. Yeats; 'The Eagle' by Tennyson; and even the lyrics to 'The Show Must Go On' by Queen. This tool would be of interest to literature students (English and other) at university level as well as cultural studies more generally (the site touches on modern film in its discussions, as well as music and poetry). Teachers will also find this an interesting tool to suggest to students as an alternative to other methods of literary analysis.
The K.I.S.S. of the Panopticon website is a cultural theory and media literacy website maintained by Douglas Bicket. The website will be useful to English studies students specialising in media, modern fiction, feminist studies, theory of literature and narrative, postmodernism, marxism or experimental and Internet fiction. This site offers an introduction and in-depth information on theorists related to any of the above fields. Some of the well-known writers include: Barthes, Baudrillard, Chomsky, Derrida, Deleuze, Eagleton, Fiske, Foucault, Gibson, Gramsci, Landow, Lyotard, Plato and Turkle to name but a few. This website also provides links to assorted background information ranging in topics from artificial intelligence, Blade Runner, the work of Judith Butler, cyberculture, cyborgs, discourse analysis, existentialism, Fordism, feminist theory, hyperreality and much much more. There is also a section on the 'Core Concepts' which include subjects like: truth and reality, identity, modernism and virtual reality. A section entitled 'Special Topics' leads to information on the self, new media, national identity, technology in the classroom and more. This website really does offer an amazing array of scholarly and well documented information.
'Kritika Kultura' is an online peer-reviewed journal in English Studies published by the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. It is described as "an electronic journal of literary, cultural and language studies" which addresses 'issues relevant to the 21-century', such as language, literature, pedagogy, language teaching and learning, cultural and gender politics, national identity, postcolonialism, feminism, and others. The journal defines its objectives as 'exploring and examining contemporary issues in the complex nexus interconnecting language, literature, culture and society'. Apart from the current issue, previous issues are also available online in the archive section. The articles are available in full-text, and all the issues can be downloaded free of charge in the PDF format. There are comprehensive notes on the contributors, as well as instructions how to submit new articles. This online resource will be of interest, primarily, to students and researchers.
Labyrinth is an international ejournal of feminist thinking in philosophy, the arts and culture. Primarily in English, French and German, the journal consists of special issues devoted to one topic, such as the work of Simone de Beauvoir, or the relationship between philosophy and theology. As such, Labyrinth is able to publish writing on topics as diverse as the politics of biography and the feminist readings of the work of Paul Ricoeurs. Beautifully produced, Labyrinth offers an interchange of feminist thinking in a variety of disciplines. It will be of interest to anyone working in literature or philosophy. Unfortunately the site has not been updated in recent years and the volume on Simone de Beauvoir is no longer available, although there is a promise to reinstate it elsewhere. The remaining two volumes, however, are still of value to users.
Lacanian Compass is an open-access online newsletter published by the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). Its aim is to inform of international events in the field of Lacanian psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic criticism. Jacques Lacan is a French psychoanalyst and theorist whose works has had a tremendous influence on modern thought. His interests in structuralist linguistics and the philosophy of Hegel, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty led to the reconceptualization of issues such as: otherness; subjectivity; sexual difference; and the drives. Current and previous issues of the Lacanian Compass provide commentaries and reports from seminars, lectures and psychoanalytic congresses, as well as critical responses to queries raised by literature, visual arts, media and cultural studies. Although the welcome screen listing consecutive issues of the newsletter is presented in Spanish, the publication itself is entirely in English. The fact that articles and papers in Lacanian Compass are available in full length is another advantage of the journal. These two qualities make the following publication significantly different from otherwise highly commendable Lacanian Ink and The Symptom. This newsletter can be of use to scholarly audience and enthusiasts of psychoanalytic criticism. For those who wish to be regularly updated, the website offers a free subscription.
Masthead is a online magazine of contemporary international poetics. Established and edited by the Australian poet, Alison Croggon, Masthead publishes innovative poetries in English (including translation) from, for the most part: Australia; America; and Britain. Special issues feature poetry in other languages - for example, issue 7 (2003) focuses on contemporary Arab poetry, whilst issue 10 (2006) features Irish poetry. Writers who have published in Masthead include: Geraldine Monk; Lawrence Upton; Drew Milne; Cris Emery; Les Murray; and Alison Croggon. There are occasional essays on poetics, but the magazine in primarily a forum for the most advanced writing in English. The text of all issues from number one to the present issue are available on the site, as is a list of related links. This site would interest those studying contemporary poetry, either from an academic or creative writing standpoint.
Mudlark, the online poetry journal created by university professor William Slaughter, provides free access to contemporary poetry and theory. The journal is published "frequently but irregularly" so readers are encouraged to check the site often. The site provides archives of all issues of the journal, as well as: 'flashes' (poetry with current events in mind); posters "the electronic equivalent of print broadsides"; MP3 files of poets reading their work; and details of how to subscribe and submit work. Students of contemporary poetry and literature as well as those hoping to learn more about what poets' themselves say of their practices will find this collection of interest.
'Narrativity' is a free full-text online journal dedicated to writing and poetics, with the focus on 'theory-based narrative'. The journal is intended as a forum for the exploration, both creatively and critically, of narrative and its self-reflections. Writers such as Gertrude Stein, Julia Kristeva, Maurice Blanchot and George Bataille are often touchstones of discussion. Despite its regard for High Modernism and 'High Theory', the journal is primarily interested in pursuing the condition of narrative today. The list of contributors is, as a result, an impressive array of contemporary American and British innovators in poetry and prose, including Kathy Acker, Trevor Joyce, Lawrence Upton and Renee Gladman. Notes on contributors are also provided. Although there are only three issues of the journal, the range of topics it takes up still makes it a commendable resource. 'Narrativity' will be of interest to students of literature and critical theory.
NarrNet : the Information Hub for Narratologists is a website, edited by Dr Jan Christoph Meister of Hamburg University, which aims to be a focal point for international scholars working in the field of narrative theory. The site is divided into a number of sections: projects - links to narratology projects throughout the world; a contact list of narratology researchers; information about joining the site's mail list; links to various bibliographies relating to the field; an archive of articles; and links to other narratology sites. The project is discontinued and now forms a part of Interdisciplinary Centre for Narratology (ICN) at Hamburg University. There are still some useful links although some are broken at the time of review.
This online magazine brings a distinctively non-white slant to its view of contemporary culture, with features covering politics, music, art, travel and literature, the ‘creole’ of the title is rendered as an eclectic compendium from Jazz to hip hop, through the politics surrounding the evacuation of New Orleans to social unrest in French suburbs, to a truly global selection of fiction reviews. Each issue begins with a polemical editorial, and is divided thematically. The website archives back issues, actively solicits contributions and offers the chance to subscribe to an email newsletter.
The Open Humanities Press (OHP) is the website of an open access publishing group offering independent journals in critical and cultural theory. OHP journals are freely available online, peer-reviewed, and supervised by an Editorial Advisory Board. The website has full details of the OHP project, and the names of Board members. At the time of reviewing, there were ten journals available via the website: Cosmos and History; Culture Machine; Fast Capitalism; Fibreculture; Film-Philosophy; International Journal of Zizek Studies; Image & Narrative; Parrhesia; Postcolonial Text; and Vectors. Vectors requires the use of Flash to view.
Other voices: the (e)journal of cultural criticism is an academic journal concerned with modernity, politics and representation. Beautifully produced, Other voices has a strong political content. Issues have been devoted to general issues such as ruins, but the journal is not afraid to tackle specific historical events, such as the Holocaust, from a variety of competing theoretical standpoints. Thinkers that are commonly discussed in Other voices include Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard and Walter Benjamin - thus demonstrating the magazine's commitment to thinking theory with politics. Other voices will be of interest to anyone working in literature, theory or history.
Perry Nodelman's Bibliography of Children's Literature Criticism is an online bibliography designed to accompany Nodelman and Mavis Reimer's work 'Pleasures of Children's Literature'. The bibliography is divided into sections that mirror the book, including: 'Writing, Reading and Teaching'; 'Culture, Ideology and Children's Literature'; 'Media and Popular Culture as Contexts for Children's Literature'; and 'Critical Theory'. Each section is further divided to make browsing easier. This is a wide ranging resource, but it should be noted that it lacks a search engine and only includes works published up to 2001. This website would be of interest to students of English literature and cultural studies more generally.
This Web page forms part of the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It offers a commentary on Plato's hugely influential discussions of poetry and rhetoric, based on the texts of the Ion, the Republic, the Phaedrus, and the Gorgias. Each text is examined in turn, followed by a brief analysis of Plato's own dialogues as rhetoric and poetry. There is an extensive bibliography, and links to online editions of the texts being considered. This encyclopaedia entry offers a good scholarly introduction to Plato's ideas that should be of use to literature students as well as classicists and literary philosophers.
Poetrymagic.co.uk is an online guide designed for students and writers of poetry. The information on the site is divided into four main sections: general; publishing; advanced; and poets. The 'general' section includes basic information such as: the definitions of poetry; ways of critiquing poems; and genres of poetry. There are useful links to writer's resources, e-zines and some recommendations of good magazines and poetry books to buy. The 'publishing' section looks at: how to publicise your poetry; how to get poetry published; and creating a poetry website. The 'advanced' section covers: literary analysis of poetry; philosophical movements that have influenced and been influenced by poetry; and critical movements. The site invites responses as to how it could be improved and is updated regularly. It is a useful reference point for poets and English students.
The Rationale of Hypertext is an online essay in full-text by Jerome McGann which focuses primarily on the physical character of textual works and discusses it from both a literary and a practical, methodological perspective. It is divided into 3 main sections: 'The Book as a Machine of Knowledge'; 'HyperEditing and Hypermedia'; and 'The Necessity of Hypermedia'. The first section discusses several implications of the use of electronic media in the production and study of textual material, and argues that digital versions provide us with a means of transcending the informational and critical limitations of the hard copy text. The second section distinguishes between hyper-editing and manipulating text with the aid of word processors, and suggests that to function in a 'hyper' mode, an editing project must use computerization as a means to secure freedom from the analytic limits of hardcopy text. The final section is dedicated to exploring the need for high-quality multimedia digital resources and the difficulties encountered in their production. It uses as starting points for the discussion examples illustrating some of the challenges and limitation encountered in the production of print scholarly editions of works by Blake, Dickinson, Landon, and Wordsworth, and concludes with an overview and analysis of one of Professor McGann own projects, The Rossetti Hypermedia Archive. The work also includes a coda entitled 'A Note on the Decentred Text', which explores the question of whether the organisational structure of the hypertext is dependent upon the existence of a central underlying 'text'.
The materials in the Rhetoric Notes website have mostly been contributed by students taking Dale Sullivan's rhetoric course at Northern Illinois University, although there are some notes from established rhetorical theorists. The emphasis of the site is very much upon modern theories of rhetoric rather than classical or 'practical' rhetoric. The site contains bibliographies on 19th-century rhetoric, writing assessment theory, and 'writing across the curriculum'. There are three essays on rhetorical concepts, covering discourse communities, literature in composition classes, and the debate surrounding rhetoric as epistemic. There are essays on 20th-century rhetorical theorists such as: Hélène Cixous; Jürgen Habermas; Julia Kristeva; Erika Lindemann; I A Richards; and Robert L Scott. There are comments from rhetorical theorists, and a number of book reviews are also included. Although the editor hopes that the site 'will provide starting places for people new to the field of rhetoric', this site will probably be of more interest to critical theorists.
Romantic Circles is an extensive scholarly Website for the study of the literature and culture of the Romantic period (c.1780-1830). All original content made available through the site has passed through a peer review process. The 'Praxis Series' (ISSN: 1528-8129) section of the Romantic Circles site publishes online volumes critically discuss all aspects of Romanticism. The series itself is intended as a demonstration of how computing technologies (especially the Web) might be used to present scholarly work. Archived volumes include 'Romanticism & Contemporary Poetry & Poetics' (ed. Lisa M. Steinman, with essays by Charles Altieri, Robert Kaufman, and Ellen Keck Stauder); 'Frankenstein's Dream' (ed. Jerrold E. Hogle, with essays by Anne Williams, Matthew VanWinkle, John Rieder and Marc Redfield; 'Romanticism and Complexity', (ed. Hugh Roberts and containing essays by Arkady Plotnitsky and R. Paul Yoder); 'The Containment and Redeployment of English India' (ed. Daniel J. O'Quinn); 'Schelling and Romanticism' (ed. David S. Ferris); 'Re-reading Box Hill: The Practice of Reading the Practice of Everyday Life' (ed. William Galperin), and 'The "Honourable Characteristic of Poetry": Two Hundred Years of Lyrical Ballads' (ed. Marcy L. Tanter). At the time of writing, current issues are 'Romanticism and Opera' and 'The Legacies of Paul de Man'. The series editor is Orrin N. C. Wang.
This website contains a full-text online version of a doctoral thesis on the use of the second person narrative mode. Dennis Schofield's text is entitled: 'The Second Person: A Point of View? The Function of the Second-Person Pronoun in Narrative Prose Fiction'. The work explores how analyses of specifically second person storytelling might challenge the (Cartesian) assumptions of much narrative theory. Schofield wishes to use second person narrative to tilt criticism that is obsessed with the self, towards a more 'sociocentric', intersubjective, approach. Methodologically, the thesis owes much to CS Pierce's semiotics and to various post-structuralist developments in this field. Schofield is particularly interested in the fiction of Daniel Gunn and the poetics of John Keats. The resource is well-organised and user-friendly, and it will be of interest to students of language and literature, as well as scholars and researchers of related issues.
Semiotics for Beginners is an online book by Daniel Chandler, a lecturer in media and communication studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. It was originally written to assist his undergraduate students and to address the need for a clear, understandable introduction to the subject. The book largely succeeds in this respect, offering a readable and accessible guide to semiotic theory and its application to various fields. The online text is conventionally divided into chapters, with some light hypertextual features such as links between chapters and to external sites. Chapters cover issues such as: the nature of signs; paradigms and syntagms; denotation, connotation and myth; rhetorical tropes; encoding and decoding; and intertextuality. There is also a section covering the strengths and frequent criticisms of semiotic approaches. The book concludes with some advice to students regarding the interrogation of texts via semiotic analysis. This should act as a useful introduction for undergraduates studying critical theory, media studies, literature, or linguistics. A glossary, messageboard, chatroom, suggested reading list, and links to other sites of interest are also provided. The site makes use of frames.
Signatures is a biannual, peer reviewed humanities journal that is developed by the University of Chichester with the aim of providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship and debate among those interested in literary, theoretical, historical and philosophical studies. In addition to articles and conference papers, Signatures also publishes poetries and short stories. Unfortunately, the journal was suspended in 2002 owing to a lack of funding. This website allows access to all 5 volumes published between the 2000 and 2002. They are presented in PDF, thus requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from the site. The journal was edited by Duncan Salkeld.
The Smartboard website is the work of Philip Atkinson and is designed with the primary purpose of publishing and publicising his own work 'A Study of our Decline' and to make available those pieces of literary criticism that Mr Atkinson feels are worthy of preservation. He has therefore made available full-text versions of some notable examples of criticism, including: J. H. Fowler on Joseph Addison (including Samuel Johnson's essay on the English dramatist and essayist, plus Addison's own essays for the Tatler and the Spectator); Jocelyn Brooke on John Betjeman and Ronald Firbank; Derek Hudson on Lewis Carroll; H. S. Davies on both De Quincey and Anthony Trollope; James Sutherland's preface to 18th-century poetry; J. B. Priestley on William Hazlitt; Ernest J. Simmons' Introduction to Tolstoy's Works; John Ruskin's 'Of the Pathetic Fallacy' and A. A. Tilley's 'The Essay and the Beginning of Modern English Prose'. Articles can be browsed by title. Many of the longer works are given tables of contents for ease of navigation. Although the content has no apparent common unifying thread apart from Mr Atkinson's personal preferences, Smartboard's collection of literary criticism does have the benefit of providing the research student with access to difficult to find and out-of-print works, and hence would be recommended as a resource.
This website is the result of Professor Kay E. Vandergrift's aim to share ideas and information with all levels of students and teachers interested in literature for children and young adults. Vandergrift sees the Snow White web page as an academic resource to all those involved in research and reading of specifially the fairy tale, Snow White. She has designed it as a teaching tool which brings together her important triad of contemporary literary theory, current research and teaching. The website includes a large number of resources ranging from a hypertext version of Snow White with 36 alternative editions, a section to view illustrations from Snow White, another link to examine other media like films, videos and recordings of Snow White, a Context section which leads to information on critical studies of Snow White, the Issue section which examines morality, feminism, Disney adaptions and the nature of goodness portrayed in Snow White to name just a few of the links.Vandergrift hopes this website, with its myriad of links, will be a path through the wilderness of contemporary literary theory. She ends with a reminder that all theories are products of the imagination so ultimately all theories are fictions. She encourages students and teachers to look for meaning in the layers that have built up surrounding all stories, especially Snow White to discern 'the true history of mankind'.
Stuart Moulthrop's website provides a mixture of resources of interest to students of: English literature; hypertext; new media; and contemporary narrative and theory. Moulthrop, formerly of Yale University and the University of Texas, is a specialist in electronic literature and hypertext fiction. Resources available on the site include: a selection of Moulthrop's own 'Hypertexts and Cybertexts'; a small collection of his essays on writing online and new technology; some selected material for his university classes (programming principles and multimedia algorithms); papers given at various conferences; and of course links to external sites such as: Eastgate; Game Studies online journal; the Electronic Literature Organization; and Postmodern Culture journal, to name but a few. The website is easy to navigate and read.
This is the website of the Susan Sontag Foundation. Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was a writer of criticism and fiction and as a public intellectual, she was trained in literature and philosophy. Her first novel, The Benefactor, was published in 1963, and her ground-breaking works of criticism include Against Interpretation (1966); the award-winning On Photography (1977); Illness as Metaphor (1978); Aids and its Metaphors (1989); In America (2000); Where the Stress Falls (2001); and Regarding the Pain of Others (2003). The site features a brief biography, reviews of, and information on, Sontag's books, and a press room, which provides online access to video interviews and lectures, obituaries, and some of her more recently published articles and interviews.
Textetc.com is a website devoted to "the craft and theory of poetry: composition, analysis and improvement of literary work". The site introduces different forms of poetry, divided here into 'traditional' and 'modernist', discussing their structure and style, as well as listing relevant poets and outlets for the various poetry types. Poetic movements discussed here include: romanticism; classicism; realism; formalism; conversationalist; surrealism; expressionism; minimalism; and postmodernism. There are also sections devoted to literary criticism and theory, with pages describing the various schools of criticism and the main theorists, complete with bibliographies and links to related sites. In addition to these, the site provides 'workshop' and 'exhibition' sections, which use poems and translations of poems by the site's editor, Colin John Holcombe, to illustrate the types of poetry discussed on the site. The 'resources' section provides related links and a bibliography of around eight-hundred books and printed sources referenced on the site. This resource would form a comprehensive introduction to the arts of poetry and criticism for students of English literature and creative writing.
In the website “Theorizing Satire: A Bibliography”, Brian A. Connery, Associate Professor of English at Oakland University, provides an online bibliography of critical works on satire and satirical writing. The bibliography contains a contents page and focuses on works that treat satire generically rather than concentrating upon individual works. An extensive amount of bibliographical material is listed and a diverse range of historical periods (classical, medieval and beyond) and national literatures (mostly Roman, British and American) are encompassed. An index of categories is provided with links to the relevant bibliographical material. None of the material catalogued appears to be available online, but this resource is nonetheless of use to anyone studying or researching satire in almost any of its numerous forms.
The “Timeline of Critical Paradigms”, authored by Warren Hedges of Southern Oregon University, is an extremely useful guide to methodological fashions in literary studies. Hedges divides literary theory in America into four main paradigms that include formalism (1945-65), deep structure models (1965-1980), post-structuralism (1980-), and cultural studies (1990-). Obviously, one could take issue with this basic breakdown: deconstruction, and therefore post-structuralism, could be said to have arrived in America in 1966, flourishing in the 1970s under Geoffrey Hartman and Paul de Man. Users also have access to a PDF version of the homepage. However, the guide is very useful, providing sketches of various critical schools (such as post-colonial theory and the various feminisms) and placing competing worldviews in context.
Transtext(e)s Transcultures is a biannual, freely available online journal devoted to the analysis of culture, society and literature using multidisciplinary methods. Articles appear in either English, French, or Chinese. The journal issues (which can be reached through a sidebar from the main page) cover a variety of cultural studies' topics, from poetry to postmodern philosophy and theories of urban modernisation. However, many articles are concerned with contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese culture, with contributors writing on: Beijing's modernisation; Chinese urban female writers; the artist Xu Bing; the culture of Chinese food; Taiwan-based director Tsai Mingliang; and representations of China in the discourse of the French travel industry. Journal articles can be downloaded in Adobe pdf format, and a short abstract is provided for each submission.
The journal would be of interest to anyone with an interest in cultural studies, particularly in postmodern discourse and analysis. The proportion of articles discussing China and Taiwan would particularly recommend it to scholars of modern China and Taiwan.
Tympanum is an e-journal devoted to Jacques Derrida and the theory of deconstruction, which was published between 1998 and 2000. The journal is self-conscious about its status as an Internet journal, and seeks to tie deconstruction to issues concerning new technologies. Thus, the magazine encompasses writing on classic deconstructionist themes, such as language and mourning, as well as meditations on the implications for subjectivity of the Internet. The journal boasts contributions from Derrida himself and other major deconstructive thinkers, such as Jean-Luc Nancy. This resource would be of interest to those studying critical theory.
The UC Irvine Critical Theory Resource is an online bibliographical resource which was compiled by Dr Eddie Yeghiayan, a former Critical Theory and Philosophy Bibliographer at the University of California, Irvine, in the years 1986-2002. The resource is sponsored by the Department of Special Collections and Archives. The site features three major sections. The first one consists of scholarly bibliographies relating to the Annual Wellek Library Lecture series, which was inaugurated in 1981 by the Critical Theory Institute. The section dedicated to the activities of the University of California Humanities Research Institute includes bibliographies for many of the conferences organised by the Institute in the years 1987-1990. Topics covered at these conferences included Historicism, Postmodernism, and Cultural Criticism. The page 'Philosophy Bibliographies' lists bibliographies on philosophers at Irvine, and those prepared for the Philosophy Colloquia on the UC Irvine campus. Altogether, the site provides bibliographical information relating to almost every significant critical theorist of the late twentieth century, including Jacques Derrida, Fredric Jameson and Edward Said. Information on the site is clearly structured, but unfortunately the search engine does not seem to be working.
The online resource 'University of Toronto English Library' is described as 'the main undergraduate and graduate site for students and faculty of the Deparment of English', University of Toronto. Considering its content and comprehensive character, it will be indeed of use to all students of English language and literature. It includes a sizable full-text collection of poetry, drama, prose and non-fiction works, together with a few items of criticism on George Eliot, and characters in William Shakespeare's plays. Users will notice, however, that access to some of the pages with texts of literary works is restricted to the University of Toronto students, staff and faculty. The website also contains a glossary of literary theory and Linda Hutcheon's essay on 'Irony, Nostalgia, and the Postmodern'. There are pages dedicated to the history of English language and English composition. Each of these pages provides a list of annotated references and links to relevant resources. The site also contains pages of a number of projects and research centres: Epistolarvm - The Evelyn Letters Project; The Northrop Frye Centre. A number of links to faculty home pages are available, along with undergraduate and graduate course pages - often featuring useful bibliographies. The site also hosts the full catalogues of the Toronto University Library.
'Using Deconstruction' is a very small website, authored by Professor Warren Hedges of the English department at South Oregon University. This resource is intended as a step-by-step guide to deconstruction. Despite the site's air of mischief and comedy (its full title is: Using Deconstruction to Astonish Friends & Confound Enemies [In Two Easy Steps!]), it is actually a very neat instruction manual for practical deconstruction. Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, has always claimed that his thought has no methodology. However, the success of deconstruction (or 'deconstructionism', as Derrida would call this strain) in American literature departments in the 1970s and 80s did result in the formation of a teachable and reproducible set of procedures. Thus, without delving too deeply into its philosophical foundations, Hedges shows the reader how to: identify a 'binary opposition'; 'deconstruct the opposition'; displace the opposition'.
'Women Writers' is an award-winning online, biannual magazine dedicated to women's writing, both fictional and scholarly. The magazine makes all of its articles freely available as part of its aim "to provide independent, print-publication quality scholarship [..] on the Internet" and to make it "accessible to students of all levels". Among the resources available on the site are: critical articles; book reviews; fiction; interviews with women writers; and an extensive 'webliography' of printed texts on feminist theory. Submissions from writers are invited. Materials from previous issues are available and are achived according to whether they are creative or scholarly. Students of English and gender studies will find this an interesting and valuable resource.
The Write Stuff was an online journal of: book reviews; interviews; articles; short stories; and poetry from Australia and elsewhere, produced from 1995 - 2005. Contributors to the journal include: Richard Flanagan; Freda Briggs: and G. W. Robinson. Edited by Giles Hugo and Anne Kellas, the journal refuses to pay homage to the sacred cows of literary culture, thereby representing a provocative stand against prevailing critical opinion. The site provides access to its archive of material from all the editions, which contribute to cultural debates that go far beyond the merely literary. The site provides details of how to keep in touch with the Write Stuff beyond the journal issues (via Twitter), as well as linking to the Tasmanian Writers Centre. Students of Australian literature, and perhaps more especially its poetry, would find this an engaging resource.
The 'Foucault' website is part of an extensive site, www.theory.org.uk, for the study of topics in critical theory. The site and this section were created by David Gauntlett, Professor of Media and Audiences at the Media School, University of Westminster. The Foucault site provides a range of information about Michel Foucault (1926-1984), including: introductory material; a limited number of essays; books and book reviews; and a substantial section entitled, 'Foucault's Paris', a virtual (and semi-humorous) tour of the parts of Paris closely associated with Foucault. The site offers links to further online resources.