English Language and Literature

Mark Twain Project Online

Alternative Titles
MTPO
Description

Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to more than four decades' worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project. It offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents.

Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote. MTPO is produced by the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library in collaboration with the University of California Press; the site is hosted by UC Berkeley's Library Systems Office. During 2005–8 the California Digital Library collaborated in MTPO's creation and initial development.

In April 2009, the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions designated MTPO an "Approved Edition," and in 2015, MTP was honored as part of NEH@50.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Images
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Mark Twain's Letters, 1853–1880, plus ritically edited texts based on the original manuscripts.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41342
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British Literary Manuscripts, 1660-1900

Description

British Literary Manuscripts, 1660-1900, includes facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. This collection was created by digitizing microfilm collections.

Please note that users are unable to search the text of the manuscripts themselves. However, it is possibe to search catalog records, descriptive text, and tags associated with each manuscript.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41325
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Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present

Description

Orlando is an invaluable resource for studying the history of women's writing. The database includes timelines, bibliographies, and biographical entries that place writers in their historical, cultural, and critical context. It is also possible to search across tags linked to authors'  entries in order to explore connections between writers.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40385
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Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

Description

The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project consists of two parts:

(a) a digital archive of Samuel Beckett's manuscripts, organized in 26 research modules. Each of these modules comprises digital facsimiles and transcriptions of all the extant manuscripts pertaining to an individual text, or in the case of shorter texts, a group of texts.

(b) a series of 26 volumes, analyzing the genesis of the texts contained in the corresponding modules.

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40002
Access
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C19: The Nineteenth Century Index

Alternative Titles
19th-century Index
Nineteenth-century short title catalogue
19th-century short title catalogue
NSTC
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)
Periodicals Index Online
Periodicals Archive Online
British Periodicals Collection
American Periodicals Series
Niles' Register
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Congressional Serial Set
American State Papers
Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Palmer's Index to the Times
The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism
Description

C19: The 19th-Century Index is an integrated bibliographic resource for discovering 19th-century books, periodicals, official records, newspapers, and archives. Records in C19 come from the following sources:

The Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC)

Chadwyck Healey's The Nineteenth Century microform project at the British Library

Poole's Index to Periodical Literature

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)

Periodicals Index Online and Periodicals Archive Online (1790-1919)

British Periodicals Collections I and II (covering 1790-1931)

American Periodicals Series (1770-1919)

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811-1849

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1801-1900)

Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Palmer's Index to the Times (1890-1905)

The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
1790-1919
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39991
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Artemis Literary Sources

Alternative Titles
Gale Artemis Literary Sources, Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Scribner's Writers Series, Twayne's Author Series, Dictionary of Literary Biography
ALS, GALS, LRC, LCO, SWS, TAS, DLB
Description

Gale Artemis Literary Sources integrates Gale Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and literature books from Gale Virtual Reference Library, such as Twayne's Author Series and Scribner's Writers Online Series, into a single research environment. Includes the full text of over 2 million essays, reviews, biographies, profiles, timelines and other critical and background material on all types and periods of literature worldwide.  Permits searching by author name, or name of work (novel, short story, play, poem, etc.) as well as by keywords.

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Book(s)
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33363
Access
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Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME)

Alternative Titles
LEME
Description

Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of print and manuscript sources documenting the English language between the fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. LEME includes over 1,200 lexicons, 150 of which are fully searchable. Through these historical lexicons, researchers can see how speakers of early modern English described the meaning of words and their equivalents in other languages. The database includes monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises. 

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31702
Access
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Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

Description

Adam Matthew's Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape is a digital collection of manuscript materials by William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey, and other Romantic writers. Materials in the online collection are sourced from the Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Grasmere, UK. 

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape includes:

  • Dove Cottage Literary Manuscripts, including verse manuscripts by William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Hartley Coleridge; Mary Wordsworth’s Memorandumand Journal of a Tour on the Continent; Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere diaries and her journals including Recollections of a Tour in Scotland.
  • Wordsworth Literary Manuscripts, including verse manuscripts and letters by William Wordsworth, Mary Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Robert Jones, Charles and Mary Lamb, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Southey.
  • Wordsworth Letter Albums. Correspondents include William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Wordsworth, John Wordsworth, Christopher Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Hutchinson, Edward Quillinan, Robert Southey, Charles Lamb and Benjamin Robert Haydon.
  • Thomas de Quincey manuscripts including Confessions of an Opium Eater.
  • Selections from the Hutchinson family correspondence, 1768-1903.
  • Selected annotated pages from printed books.
  • Landscape paintings and drawings of the Lake District by such artists as Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, Joseph Wilkinson and John Constable.
  • Letters, financial papers, scrapbooks, autograph books, notebooks and diaries.
 

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31593
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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DARE: Dictionary of American Regional English

Alternative Titles
DARE
Description

The Dictionary of American Regional English documents regional aspects of English language usage in the U.S., including variations in words, phrases, and pronunciation. In addition to searching, the online version of DARE allows you to browse by region using an interactive map. You can also create your own maps based on the extensive survey data and hear audio clips from over 4,000 interview recordings.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31344
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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