The Able Muse Review, edited by Alexander Pepple, hails from San Jose, California and is a journal of poetry, prose and art published online quarterly. The first issue appeared in the autumn on 1999. It "predominantly publishes metrical poetry complemented by art and photography, fiction and non-fiction including essays, book reviews and interviews with a focus on metrical and formal poetry". Submissions are invited. Each issue presents the work of featured poets, writers, artists, photographers and/or musicians. The site features the current issue but all previous volumes are archived and searchable. Images of artists' work, audio readings by featured poets (Real Player required) and mp3 music recordings are provided.
The 'index to additions and corrections to the Wellesley index of Victorian periodicals', created by Professor Eileen Curran of Colby College, is the first to bring together all revisions to the Wellesley Index of Victorian Periodicals since the publication of its last volume in 1989. The material is arranged alphabetically by publication title, with sections for researchers looking for additions and corrections to specific Wellesley volumes and for an updated list of contributors. Already dubbed "The Curran Index", this important additon to the original Wellesley material will be extremely useful to students, teachers and researchers of Victorian literature and culture in general and of Victorian periodicals in particular.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers is a bibliography of reviews published in the Athenaeum, a weekly London periodical founded in 1828. The reviews cover a broad range of subjects including literature, biography, politics and the sciences; most although not all of the texts reviewed were in English. Although the Athenaeum survived into the twentieth century, the period covered comprehensively by this bibliography is 1830-1870 (not 1828-1870 as stated occasionally in the text). What makes this resource particularly useful is the index of review contributors: the reviews were generally unsigned, but details have been supplied wherever possible from the editors' marked copies held at City University, London. The front-end is easy to use: the site may be searched or browsed alphabetically by author, title or reviewer. This site does not provide transcripts of the reviews themselves.
This website consists of a searchable database containing nearly 20,000 attributions of authorship to articles, letters, poems, and other items printed in the Gentleman's Magazine between 1731 and 1856. The database is based on James M. Kuist's 'The Nichol's File of the Gentleman's Magazine', which was originally published in 1982. The electronic version also includes additions and corrections made since that date. The site allows browse searching by date or contributor, as well as key-word searches. Results are displayed in lists by volume and page, with search-words highlighted in red, making it fairly quick to locate relevant information. Each result gives the title, author and type of contribution. The site also gives the pseudonyms and initials used by contributors.The site is presented in a functional manner and is simple to use, although it is advised that users click the small 'search Kuist and both supplements together' button at the bottom of the main screen rather than the more obvious title bar, so as not to miss out on material.
'Blackbird', described as "an on-line journal of literature and the arts" is a joint venture of the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review, Inc. Established in 2002, the journal is published on-line twice each year. The journal publishes poetry, prose fiction (mainly short stories, with some personal essays/memoirs and self-contained novel excerpts), non-fiction articles and reviews, visual artworks and special features including audio readings. The site showcases the current edition of the journal, with previous versions available through the archive. Additional information about the journal, including how to submit material and details of the editorial team and editorial policy are also provided.
The Blackwood's Magazine homepage is a website devoted to the history of the magazine, published from 1817 to 1980. The site is the work of Professor David Finkelstein of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and consists of: an essay entitled 'The Rise and Fall of the House of Blackwood's Magazine'; a bibliography of articles relating to the magazine and its authors published between 1850 and the present day; and a link to an online archive of Blackwood's Magazine issues from 1843 to 1963 hosted by the Bodleian Library, Oxford. At the time of writing the link to a fourth resource (a study on the first hundred numbers of the magazine, by Philip Flynn of the University of Delware) was broken. 'The Rise and Fall of the House of Blackwood's Magazine' is an illustrated essay covering the history of the magazine, with particular emphasis on the first half of its existence, when it was a influential literary force. William Blackwood, the magazine's founder, his publishing house, and a number of the better known writers published by Blackwood's (including: Walter Scott; George Eliot; Anthony Trollope; and Joseph Conrad) are discussed authoritatively and clearly, and the essay is illustrated with numerous portraits. There are also links to short biographies of the less prominent writers mentioned, and relevant footnotes. Experts of 19th-century Scottish literature are likely to know most of the information already, but for both undergraduates and postgraduates seeking a thorough and reliable general discussion of Blackwood's Magazine, this resource has much to recommend it.
The British Periodicals database is a subscription resource published by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey featuring the digitised texts of over 400 historic British periodicals, spanning the period from the 1680s to the 1930s. Many of the journals have been edited at times by significant writers, including Charles Dickens, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Walter Bagehot, and Aubrey Beardsley. The rich metadata relating to each article, plus an efficient keyword searching mechanism, makes this database an extremely useful resource for uncovering many aspects of British social, political, religious, literary, or artistic history. The images of the primary texts are displayed clearly, with keywords highlighted. There is also a useful index of the selected journals themselves, with details about their editors and popular topics. A personalisation service is offered enabling users to store searches.
British Periodicals at Minnesota is a site created by an academic at the University of Minnesota's English Department to highlight the relatively strong collection of nineteenth century periodicals at the university. Many of the periodicals were published in Britain between 1801-1850 and some were published before the nineteenth century and continued to be published after 1800. The periodicals are available at the library of the University of Minnesota and specific location details are available through an online catalogue. The list detailing the periodicals on the site divides them by period and also alphabetically by title. References are given to provide further background information on the significance and content of these periodicals.
The Concise History of the British Newspaper, a website by the British Library, details more than 200 key dates in the history of British newspaper publishing and the newspaper industry. The site is illustrated with images from the British Library's newspaper collections, and entries range from the publication in Amsterdam on 2nd December 1620 of the first coranto in the English language, to recent events such as the launch on 16th March 1999 of Metro, a daily newspaper distributed free to travellers on the London Underground. The site can be browsed by century or searched by keyword, and is intended as a standard reference point for students and academics researching newspaper publishing and printing history.
"Forget Me Not" was an early nineteenth-century literary annual (1823-1847). This site has catalogued and made available on the Internet, four volumes of Forget me Not from 1823 to 1830. There is a background and history to this annual as well as other popular annuals such as Thomas Hood's "Comic Annual". An index of poets contributing to Forget Me Not is given, with a list of their works in Forget Me Not and other literary annuals. If you are looking for a poet published in annuals, this index could be useful. Originally part of a PhD project, it is now part of the Poetess Archive. This is a frames-dependent website.
The Fossils: The Historians of Amateur Journalism is a North American organisation and archive dedicated to research on the amateur journalism movement and its authors. The organisation gives free online access to 'The Fossil', a full-text ejournal. At April 2010 the free online issues of The Fossil run from 2004 to January 2010. Some issues are made up largely of short association news, obituaries and notes - but others contain substantial scholarly articles (e.g.: a ten page article on Lovecraft in the July 2009 issue). The website also contains archived articles from the American Private Press Association, and a history of the Library of Amateur Journalism, together with the expected details of membership fees and contact details. The Fossils website will be a useful contact point for researchers interested in the history of fan cultures, fantasy and science-fiction fandom, and the history of small press publishing in the USA.
Galactic Central is a website devoted to listing science fiction author bibliographies and fiction magazines. The site, compiled by Phil Stephensen-Payne, is divided into three sections: bibliographies of science fiction, fantasy and horror authors; a comprehensive list of more than 7000 fiction magazines (at the time of writing); and oddments regarding bibliographies of other fiction authors. The bibliographies are not available online, generally consisting of descriptions of published books, but would be useful to those researching science fiction. The magazine lists cover a wider range of subjects, including: pulp; adventure; love story; crime; mens and little magazines and would appeal to anyone studying these topics, or researching magazine publication more generally. Images of magazine covers are often included in the magazine lists, together with: publication dates; price; and publisher information. The contents of the site can be browsed by author or title, as appropriate, but there is no dedicated search facility. The lists on the site are still in progress, and the site's creator is keen to hear from anyone with similar interests or who can contribute to information provided.
The Germ : Thoughts Towards Nature in Poetry, Literature, and Art is an online, electronic version of the 1850 Pre-Raphaelite journal 'The Germ'. The material is based on the 1901 Eliot Stock facsimile edition and is accompanied by: an introduction to the project; background information about the journal; several reviews of 'The Germ' by contemporaries; and a hyperlinked body of study notes (complete with a list of differences between the original text published in the journal itself and that to be found in the facsimile edition on which the projects was based). The visitor has access to both the final electronic text version of the journal (arranged by issue) and to the source data used to prepare this version in the form of digital images of photocopies of the printed edition (available from a list of files). In the case of the text version, the table of contents for all available issues is hyperlinked to the items it lists, and the material is supplemented by a short introduction to each piece and a brief biography of the author that can be accessed by clicking on the navigation icons to be found at the top of the page. This is a useful resource not only because it offers free access to material that is otherwise rare and would not normally be conducive to classroom use, but also for its convincing illustration of the potential benefits of using Web technology in the study and teaching of the humanities and of humanities computing from a very early stage.
This website, The Girl's Own Paper Index, is administered by Tom Ward from the School of Mathematics at the University of East Anglia. The site contains an online index, expanding upon a previously published source compiled by Honor Ward, concerning all the fiction stories and non-fiction articles from the weekly young women's magazine 'Girl's Own Paper,' covering the period 1880 to 1941 (Volumes 1 to 62). The periodical also featured an annual special edition prepared for the Christmas market. The paper featured a mixture of fiction, improving articles, poetry, music, coloured illustrations, and 'answers to correspondents'. This website describes the history of the paper and provides indexes to its fiction and non-fiction content, listed by author name and title. It does not provide the full-texts of the original articles. There are, however, some scanned sample illustrations from the paper, selected responses to correspondents, and bibliographies of contributors. There are also several short articles about the format of the paper, the development of the indexes, and the winter and summer extras. A separate page lists libraries with significant runs of the 'Girl's Own Paper.' The site is fully searchable and should prove a useful resource for those studying Victorian and early twentieth-century girls' periodicals, or considering gender construction and cultural studies during that period.
This Web page on the 'Grrrl Zine Network' website links to and hosts academic texts covering the subject of fanzines made by girls as part of the riot grrrl movement. The texts are free and in full-text form. The page contains, among others, substantial work with titles such as: 'Scratching the Surface: Zines in Libraries'; the British M.A. dissertation 'Unearthing the underground: a comparative study of zines in libraries'; and the PhD theses 'What is a girl? Producing subjects in feminist and visual culture pedagogies' and 'Congregating Women: Reading the rhetorical arts of third wave subcultural production'. There are also some abstracts and links to other resources.
The website of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies gives access to information about the association and its work, as well as useful related resources. The association promotes the "study of literary journalism/literary reportage more so than its practices and is devoted to the teaching and researching of literary journalism and literary journalists throughout the world". The society's aims are forwarded in part by: annual conferences; a peer-reviewed journal "Literary Journalism Studies"; and a newsletter. The site provides details of these conferences, as well as the full text of the association's newsletter (in PDF format), and of Literary Journalism Studies (at the time of writing only the first issue, Spring 2009 is available). As well as the usual details on the association's membership and byelaws, the site also gives a list of related links and a promises a blog in the future. Those working and studying in the fields English and Media Studies would find this resource of interest.
The Female Tatler was one of the first English periodicals intended primarily for women. Published during 1709 and 1710, it contained satirical and morally edifying observations on contemporary life and mores. This website describes the Female Tatler's content and places it in its historical context. It contains sample primary texts and short essays on the periodical's authorship, publication, and readership. These essays include hypertext links to footnotes and a glossary. There are also more general essays on early eighteenth-century periodical marketing; the historical, political and social context of the Female Tatler; and the genealogy of the periodicals of the era. A large section of the site is devoted to the key topics the magazine addressed, such as gossip, decorum, celebrity, wit, beauty, fashion, and marriage. There is a short but annotated bibliography of secondary sources and a discussion of the Female Tatler's possible influence on later modern and current-day publications, such as the women's fashion magazine, Tatler. This is a well-written resource that should be of interest to undergraduates studying the development of the English periodical or the Female Tatler more specifically. 'Issuing Her Own' was developed by postgraduate students at the University of Michigan as part of the broader 'Eighteenth-Century England' project.
L. E. L's verses and the Keepsake for 1829 is an online full-text reproduction of items from 'The Keepsake', a magazine popular with fashionable women, published between 1827-1857. The red silk bound publication contained engravings of socialites, images of exotic locations, and illustrations of romantic stories, as well as poetry and prose, and was always conservative in content. This website gives details on the magazine including: the purpose; the intended audience; the publication; and those that edited the profitable journal. Among the materials reproduced from 1829 are: 'The Country Girl' by William Wordsworth; verses by Letitita Elizabeth Landon; and an engraving of Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford. There is also a brief biography of Letitia Elizabeth Landon and her involvement in the magazine. The background material on the journal provided by the editors is well researched and cited, and could be of use to those studying 19th-century culture, media, women's studies, and even engraving.
This is the website of the internet version of 'The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing', which has been published quarterly by Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1957. Its many special issues have introduced new fiction, poetry, and essays from many nations, regions, or languages to English readers. Issues focus on such topics as contemporary fiction in Portugese, Iranian exiles, new Irish writing, North African authors, and Philippine fiction and poetry. These special issues are all listed on the website which includes selections from the current issue and back issues from 1996. The full text of articles and reviews can be downloaded in PDF. 'TLR Web' includes extra articles for which there was no space in the printed version. Work from 22 winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature has appeared in the TLR including Günther Grass, Wole Soyinka, Elias Canetti, Seamus Heaney and Boris Pasternak.
Literature Online (LION) is a fully searchable library of more than a third of a million works of poetry, prose and drama in English, plus full-text literary journals, biographies and key criticism and reference resources including the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature. Content dates from the 7th century to the present day. The digital versions include annotations by the author, critical apparatus, and any images and illustrations of the print version being digitised. These have been encoded in SGML (recording structural information such as paragraph breaks, chapters and page numbering), although the texts are delivered as HTML Web pages. The electronic texts maintain spelling and orthographic idiosyncrasies. The databases can be cross-searched by author, title and keyword. Individual databases have other search functions. Access is via institutional subscription. Literature Online is available to UK HE/FE institutions under a national license agreement negotiated by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). This description is based upon that provided by the JISC Resource Guide for the Arts and Humanities.
The Little Magazines Project website provides online information about this ongoing project, as well as access to the bibliographies and indexes that constitute the project's output. The project is based at Nottingham Trent University and aims to provide bibliographical details for 2000 - 2500 independent literary and artistic magazines published from 1945 onwards, as well as details for some magazines dating from 1850 - 1944. In order to provide other perspectives on creative and literary activities during the period covered, full indexes for various magazines will also be provided. At the time of writing, indexes and bibliographical details for only a small number of magazines were available. The information can be browsed by title of magazine, or searched by: title; editor; or author. A brief introduction to the project and its staff is also given on the site. This resource would be of interest to cultural historians, as well as students and researchers working in English literature or art.
The London Stage Project 1800-1900: A Documentary Record and Calendar of Performance website is hosted by the University of Massachusetts. Of use to researchers in English drama and theatre history, it is a developing compilation of information on the professional London theatre, managed by the London Stage 1800-1900 Project Research Program. Current resources affiliated to or produced by the Project include The Adelphi Theatre Calendar; bibliographical lists of Periodicals in London between 1800 and 1810, compiled by Paul Buczkowski; and a databank of information on theatres open between 1800 and 1810. Full contact details are included for any researcher wishing to contribute to or participate in the Project. Also available are an essay on the history of the Empire Theatre, London by the Project's General Editor, Professor Joseph Donohue, which discusses the Licensing Controversy of 1894, and online editions of the works of Oscar Wilde. This is a straightforward, user-friendly site.
The Modernist Journals Project provides online digitised editions of English-language journals and magazines that helped shape modes of literature and art that came to be called modernist. The journals featured were published between 1890 and 1922, and include titles such as: New Age; Blast; Blue Review; Rhythm; Scribner's Magazine; and The Owl. The editions are fully searchable and are available as PDF files. The site also provides essays on general topics related to modernism and its journals, as well as discussions of particular journals and their historical and cultural background. This is a valuable resource for scholars of early modernism.
As part of the Ex-Classics Web Site, the Newgate Calendar page provides online access to the vast collection of accounts of criminal lives from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The numerous editions of the Calendar, which enjoyed immense popularity in its day, offered accounts of the lives of criminals, often including the last words of the condemned and a description of the execution. The website gives a brief introduction and a longer bibliographical note on the various editions published from the eighteenth century to the present day; and useful appendices on subjects such as coining and swindling. There are approximately four hundred accounts accessible online which have been organised into two sections: Best-known Cases, such as the highwayman Dick Turpin, the cannibal Sawney Beane, the pirate Captain Kidd, the thief Moll Cutpurse, and the murderer Eugene Aram; and Thematic Contents, for example, burglars, robbers and highwaymen, and pirates and nautical criminals. There are also over a hundred illustrations although their original contexts are unfortunately not cited. The host site, Ex-Classics, is a platform for classic works of literature which have fallen out of fashion and are no longer reprinted.
This three year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) seeks to publish and preserve selected 19th Century periodicals and newspapers. The records were chosen for digitisation not only for their individual significance, but also because they represent under researcher areas. They include significant weeklies and monthlies spanning a variety of subjects and readerships: Northern Star (mid-century; working-class); Monthly Repository and its supplement the Unitarian Chronicle (radical, middle-class, Unitarian); Leader (progressive, liberal, secular); English Woman’s Journal (mid-century, feminist); Tomahawk (satirical); Publishers’ Circular (print trade). By conceiving of multiple titles across the century as a single edition, it is hoped that it broadens the research reach of 19th Century historical research.
The Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse) is a free, online scholarly edition of six nineteenth-century newspapers and journals. The edition is the result of a collaboration between: Birkbeck; King’s College London; the British Library; and Olive Software. The serials included on the site are: 'The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature'; 'The Northern Star'; 'The Leader'; 'The English Woman's Journal'; 'The Tomahawk'; and 'The Publishers' Circular', and for each of these the site provides a fairly detailed introduction and history. Issues of the serials are available to view as transcripts or as high quality facsimiles which can be: enlarged for easier reading on the site; downloaded as PDF files; or printed off. The text and images in these publications can also be browsed by subject, or searched by keyword. The website also provides: a general introduction to the project; an editorial commentary; and a technical introduction to the edition. This resource would be a valuable research tool for those studying the cultural history or literature of the period, or the history of print media.
"The Publications of the War" Web pages are part of the Wilfred Owen Multimedia Archive, and provide access to digital facsimiles of a selection of publications produced during the First World War. The site focuses mainly on the journal "Hydra". Eighteen issues of the journal, dating from April 1917 to July 1918, are available from the site. "Hydra" was produced by the patients at Craiglockhart Military Hospital (including Wilfred Owen) during the First World War. The site also has single issues of other contemporary publications, including: "The watch on the Rhine"; "Murder most foul"; "Poison gas"; and "Die Wochenshau". All the publications on the site have been prepared as digital facsimiles and are subject to copyright. A selection of images of contemporary postcards from World War I are also available on this site. This site would be of interest to Owen scholars, as well as anyone interested in military history or English Literature in general.
The Richard Stockton Text Project is an online sharing of research by students on the Richard Stockton College's 'Introduction to Literary Research' course. It is a useful resource for early research, locating secondary source material and models for critical analysis. It also provides helpful background information for the broad range of texts studied, although some of the essays are rather subjective. All, however, offer some useful starting points for further study. This is a developing site to which annotated texts will be added with each new semester. Featured texts include: 'The Deserted Village,' by Oliver Goldsmith; 'A Grammarian's Funeral' and 'Caliban upon Setebos' by Robert Browning; 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad; 'Ulysses' by James Joyce; and 'Leaves of Grass' by Walt Whitman. There are also annotated transcriptions of 'The American Weekly Mercury,' Philadelphia's first newspaper, which was originally published in 1719. The main page of this site is simply a list of the material included with links, but each featured text is addressed in detail in a manner which is user-friendly and easy to follow.
'The Saintly Bible' is the Web presence of an ongoing bibliographic and reference project dedicated to the character of Simon Templar, better known as 'The Saint', and other works by his author, Leslie Charteris. The site is interested in television and film adaptations of 'The Saint' stories, as well as the original novel of 1928, which was followed by a novel series, magazine and even comic strip. The site includes news features on current interest in the character and his author, as well as a bibliography and biography. Also included are features on 'The Saint' magazine, 'The Saint' in film, actors who have played the character, essays, archives and additional resources. This is an enthusiasts' site, but has a thoughtful approach to the phenomena of 'The Saint' as a media success, as well as a great interest in the character and Leslie Charteris as a writer. This adds a depth of content, which makes it a useful resource for serious research into modern fiction, media and culture.
The Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical (SciPer) is an interdisciplinary initiative that charts the relationship between science and literature, and specifically the representation of science in the British periodical press, in the years 1800-1900. The project was run in the years 1999-2007 by the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies in the Department of English Literature, University of Sheffield, and the Division of History and Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds. The product of this co-operation is an electronic index to articles concerning science, technology or medicine in sixteen selected general-interest journals of the period. The index 'contains entries for over 14,000 articles and references to more than 6000 individuals and 2500 publications'. It can be browsed by references: to people; authors; illustrators; books; periodicals; and institutions, societies, and companies. Various search options are also available. Also included are notes on the project's editorial policy and details of its personnel. The project received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) within the Innovation Awards scheme.
'The TLS centenary archive' is a commercial online research archive, offering access to the back-issues of The Times Literary Supplement (TLS). This library-oriented archive is available in a "fully searchable image format" that covers "5,000 weekly issues" said to contain "about 250 million words". Until 1974 contributors to the TLS were anonymous, but this website reveals their identities and has highly detailed information about TLS contributors. The website also contains a free and full-text 23,000-word history of The Times Literary Supplement, "The TLS and its contributors" by Deborah McVea and Jeremy Treglown. The website also has details of the holdings of the old print-based TLS Archive at News International Record Office in London. Since the TLS has long published new and original poetry on its pages, this archive is effectively also an archive of poetry.
The Undergraduate Victorian Studies Online Teaching Anthology is a digital project of the Electronic Text Research Center, part of the University of Minnesota Libraries, that brings together a significant collection of primary texts, short biographies of the featured authors, a selected bibliography of Victorian Studies, a directory of online image repositories, a detailed list of bibliographic tools, and several links to other Victorian Text Projects and Victorian Studies sites. The primary texts in the anthology come mainly from Victorian periodicals such as 'The Fortnightly Review', 'The Edinburgh Review', 'The English Woman's Journal', and 'Cornhill Magazine'. They will be of interest to both the researcher and the academic looking for classroom material organised around their three main themes: The Condition of Women; Empire; and Science, Evolution, Eugenics.
This is the website of Victorian Periodicals, Aids to Research: A Selected Bibliography, a part of Victoria Research Web. The website consists of a preamble on research tools (a useful comment about studying Victorian periodicals) and a bibliography comprising: general references; biographical sources; histories of individual periodicals; and critical commentary. The bibliography is prepared by Rosemary T. VanArsdel, an expert in the field of Victorian periodicals. Although the bibliography is selective it is incredibly comprehensive and is a valuable starting point for gaining references which might otherwise be difficult to find. The study of Victorian periodicals is a comparitively recent field and this resource is a very useful guide to the growing wealth of material available.
This is an extended (and extensive) online bibliography for the 'Victorian Studies: Illustrated Periodicals' seminar taught by Michael Hancher at the University of Minnesota. It is divided into the following sections: Victorian studies: Three retrospects; Reading in the nineteenth century; Nineteenth-century journalism; Image and illustration; Ackerman and the 'Repository of Arts'; Charles Knight and the 'Penny Magazine'; and W. J. Linton and the 'Illustarted London News'. The bibliography extends beyond the required reading list for the seminar in question, and aims to provide a complex background to the main topics of study, as well as a good starting point for individual projects. It will, therefore, be useful not only to those looking for inspiration regarding the teaching of Victorian illustrated periodicals, but also to those undertaking research in this field.
'Virtual World of Girls' is subtitled: "an ebook about girl power, girls' school stories and the future of reading in an electronic age", and was created by the British artist and disability arts consultant Ju Gosling. The ebook was published online in 1998, and contains the following chapters: 'The History of Girls' School Stories'; 'The World of the Chalet School'; 'The Critics of Girls' School Stories'; 'The Parodies of Girls' School Stories'; 'The Fans of Girls' School Stories'; and 'The Significance of Girls' School Stories'. The book appears never to have been published in paper form. In addition to the main ebook there is a text on 'Researching & Creating Virtual Worlds of Girls' which provides a useful guide to resources in the field as they existed in the mid 1990s before the emergence of Girl Studies. The book is available to purchase in disk form, which also contains the documentary film 'The Chalet School Revisited' (1997).
The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals is a significant subscription-based bibliography of nineteenth-century British newspapers and periodicals. Searches of the bibliography may be conducted by title keyword, person, place, subject, or issuing body, and the metadata associated with each record is rich, including information about such matters as editors, contributors, illustrators, dates, political and religious orientations, and locations of holdings. There are over 50,000 publications covered in total, many with facsimile reproductions of title pages (but not full texts). An interesting feature of the Directory is it's 'family trees', indicating the relationships between publications arising from mergers, title changes, and so forth. Although not cheap, this is undoubtedly a valuable resource for researchers of 19th-century Britain.
The online version of the Weber journal contains essays and writing "providing insight into the culture and environment of the contemporary western United States". This covers the subjects of the environment, cultural diversity, applied ethics, gender, economics, education and public policy. The genres published in Weber include biography, poetry, fiction, personal narrative and criticism. There is a Reading Room page which contains topically organised archival material, prose and poetry. The West Links section refers the reader to other online resources, grouped thematically as Culture and History, Environment, Government, Politics and Law, News and Information. To celebrate the Sundance Film Festival, Weber's annual winter issue has a film focus. The journal's remit is broad and its strength lies in its exposure of quality writers working away from the mainstream of cultural studies. As a platform for other voices it is excellent, and access to the back issues is unlimited and free, although the material is copyrighted. Altogether, it is a comprehensive and interesting website, and it will be of use to students, researchers, and general public interested in arts, culture and literature of the western United States.
The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900, is a subscription bibliographic database of articles in nineteenth-century periodicals. It primary use is to identify authorship. It was common during the Victorian era for articles by periodical contributors to be published anonymously, or under a pseudonym. The great achievement of the Wellesley Index was to provide provenance details and evidence to support attributions of authorship, along with brief biographical and vocation details of the attributed authors. Periodicals covered in the Index include: the Westminster Review; Bentley's Miscellany; Blackwood's Magazine; the British Quarterly Review; the Dublin Review; Fraser's Magazine; the Monthly Chronicle; the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine; the Rambler; and the Theological Review, along with twenty or so others. The Wellesley Index does not attempt to attribute poetry appearing in the periodicals. The online version of Wellesley incorporates the additions and corrections made by Eileen Curran, known as the Curran Index.
The Wilfred Owen multimedia digital archive (WOMDA) aims to improve online access to primary source material relating to Wilfred Owen and to preserve this material in a digital archive. The archive provides scans of original documents relating to Owen, and also information about the First World War in general. The type of material available from the site includes: Owen's original manuscripts; letters written by Owen; audio interviews with WWI veterans; contemporary video clips; and contemporary photographs, as well as: modern video clips; and modern photographs. Items on the site can be searched by keyword or context, or browsed by topic and location of original document. This site would be of interest to students studying First World War poetry, as well as military history.
This is the homepage of The Willows Magazine. Founded in 2007, it is edited by Ben Thomas and specializes in steampunk horror and neo-Victorian short stories. The name of the title refers to Algernon Blackwood's famous story, "The Willows," which serves as the model for the mood that this literary journal strives to capture as a mouthpiece for new speculative fiction and a growing cultural movement. The tone is one of historically-referenced mystery, combining antiquarian, Romantic and pre-Raphaelite influences intermingled with urban visions of enterprise, innovation and progress. The site offers information for subscribers and contributors and an outline of the periodical's standards of atmospheric horror and dark fantasy. The site also highlights the most recent issue and has an online shop, as well as links to the editor's blog and myspace pages.
Literary Journalism is a part of the website of Professor David Abrahamson, current president of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS). This Web page provides access to current and past issues of the IALJS newsletter 'Literary Journalism' (from the first issue in 2007 onwards), as well as the full texts of some of the pieces of literary journalism cited in each newsletter. The newsletters and articles are available in a mixture of Word document and PDF formats. The page also provides a number of links to other resources relating to the study of literary journalism. This resource would be of interest to those working or studying in the fields of English literature and media studies.