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Useful Websites - Literature

American/English Literature

Literary Movements

This site provides information about a variety of literary movements including Calvinism, Travel Narratives, Captivity Narratives, and Domestic Fiction. Information about each includes characteristics, authors, and techniques of the genre. Other sites from this page include an American Literature timeline, detailed information on American Authors, and links to other American Literature sites. From a professor of English.

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

This work was originally published from 1907 to 1921 by G.P. Putnam's Sons in the U.S. and Cambridge University Press in England. Includes indexes for chapters, authors, and bibliographies, as well as a table of principal dates and contents of all the volumes.

Outline of American Literature

This site from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs is a somewhat terse survey of American literature, presenting a highly select group of genres and authors chronologically from pre-colonial times through the 1980s. Includes a glossary and links to related sites. Written by Kathryn VanSpanckeren, a professor of English at the University of Tampa

Children Literature

Carol Hurst Website

This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

DeGrummond Children Literature​

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection is one of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Lena Y. de Grummond, the Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as 100,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present. Part of Special Collections, the de Grummond Collection is housed in the McCain Library and Archives on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi.