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Literature And Hypertext

Literature and Literacy Criticism

  • Cambridge University Press Journals Online -- Cambridge University Press (CUP) has unveiled a new free service that gives users full access to its online journals. After registration, users can browse the content of all Cambridge online journals, read abstracts, download the full text in PDF format, and sign up for an alerting service. CUP plans to make at least 50 titles available by the end of 1997. At present there are several titles of interest, including Journal of American Studies, The Journal of African History, Journal of Latin American Studies, and Journal of Social Policy (November 1997).
  • BookWeb Home Page--a complete resource for news and information about books, bookstores, authors, and the First Amendment. Sponsored by the American Booksellers Association.
  • Electronic Archives for Teaching American Literature at Georgetown University, containing essays, syllabi, bibliographies, and other resources for the teaching of the multiple literatures of the United States.
  • Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass--an electronic version of the 1900 edition.
  • Mark Twain Resources on the World Wide Web-- resources by or about Mark Twain, ranging from texts of his books to an analysis of his character's appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn--This collection offers a complete early edition of Huckleberry Finn, the 174 illustrations from the first edition, and the obscene illustration that appeared in the sales prospectuses. Also included: dozens of early reviews from newspapers and magazines across the country; early ads; the London and American first edition covers; and a 1930 article by E.W. Kemble describing his experiences illustrating Huckleberry Finn.
  • The Quotable Mark Twain--Many of Twain's most popular and frequently quoted short sayings originally appeared in "Pudd'nhead Wilson'sCalendar" and "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar," the series of maxims printed at the beginning of each chapter of TheTragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) and Following the Equator (1897). Seven additional maxims from "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar" were included in More Tramps.
  • The Victorian Women Writers Project--The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate, SGML-encoded transcriptions of literary works by British women writers in the late Victorian period.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Barrett--Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay--These poems were originally published together in the anthology Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay in 1917.
  • Emily Dickinson--Poems by Emily Dickinson.
  • Dickinson, Emily: 1896 Poems--TITLE:Poems by Emily Dickinson: third series, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd. OTHER AUTHORS:Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932..
  • The Elements of Style, William Strunk--a hypertext version of the 1918 edition.
  • Wallace Stevens--Poetry by Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955.
  • Walker Percy - Literature, Fiction, Philosophy, Existentialism--this Web-site seeks to raise appreciation for the contributions to modern thought and fiction that Walker Percy, MD, has left as a compelling legacy to humanity. Percy's provocative integration of philosophy, science, and art together throughout his writings is nothing less than strikingly original, and his "diagnostic" vision as a thinker and novelist remains a unique, if not invaluable, critical perspective on the human crisis in the late 20th-century.
  • Forked Tongue: The Language of Serpent in the Enlarged Devil's Dictionary of Ambrose Bierce--The story of Ambrose Bierce told in the language of his "Devil's Dictionary", using hypertext language to create a fiendish translation of the life and works - and humour - of this acidic satirist and adventurer.
  • United Media--a large collection of nationally-syndicated, online comics and editorial cartoons from United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
  • Dr. Seuss Seussville-- The Offical Dr. Seuss Home Page.
  • GRIST On-Line--poetry and poetry links.
  • John Bartlett's Familiar Quotations--the 1901 edition in searchable, hypertextual form.


  • Dennis Horn, Rhetorics of the Web: Hypertext Rhetoric--"Shadow of an Informand", "Contour and Line" node) Unfortunately he does not explain very clearly what such a rhetoric might look like, though we can guess by reading his own work. In "Living in Hypertext," John December gives a general list of what he calls hypertext "characteristics and qualities," which include being "distributed, non.on the refiguration of the relationship between reader and writer on the World Wide Web.
  • 3rd World Wide Web User Survey Results--The 3rd WWW survey was run from April 10th 1995 through May 10th 1995 and was endorsed by both the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Over 13,000 unique responses were collected to five sets of questionnaires, including: General Demographics, WWW Browser Usage, Authoring Information, Consumer Attitudes & Preferences and a pre-test directed towards Web Service Providers.
  • The search for some hypertext fiction--"there can't be a single straightforward path as in the traditional narrative. Nevertheless, in order to qualify as "fiction" a work must contain some form of narrative (i.e., a sequence of events in time) and characterization, however fragmented and polymorphous they may be."
  • Hyperizons: Hypertext Fiction-- a comprehensive list of high-quality hypertext fiction and criticism.
  • Hypertext Reources on the Web--pointers to on and off-line hypertext resources. From Eastgate Systems.
  • The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities--an interdisciplinary, electronic, "academical village" at the University of Virginia.
  • Alliance For Public Technology--The Alliance for Public Technology (APT) is a Washington, DC based nonprofit, tax exempt coalition of public interest groups and individuals whose goal is to foster broad access to affordable, usable information and communication services and technology. APT provides an effective grassroots voice for equitable and affordable access to the benefits of telecommunications technology in the Information Age.
  • Postmodern Culture--an interdisciplinary, electronic journal.
  • Internet Society Home Page--The Internet Society is the non-governmental International Organization for global cooperation and coordination for the Internet and its internetworking technologies and applications.