English Language and Literature

American West

Alternative Titles
The American West
Description

The American West includes materials from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  The collection includes a wide range of primary source materials, such as manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.

Highlights include:

-Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon.

-Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape.

 

-The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories.

 

-The growth of railway and road networks can be explored through maps and through records of key railroad companies.

 

-Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.

 

-Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West.

 

-There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South.

 

-Literary and historical works – as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West – with first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.

 

-Native American history and culture is also very well documented.

 

-Original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works.

 

(from the publisher's description)

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Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29606
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Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile

Alternative Titles
Hengwrt
Description

The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile is the first-ever color facsimile of the Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript (National Library of Wales Peniarth 392 D). This digital edition, edited by Estelle Stubbs of the University of Sheffield, also includes transcriptions, collations with the other crucial early manuscript of the Tales (the Ellesmere Chaucer in the Huntington Library), complete descriptions, and analytical discussions in order to give a full set of materials for studying this important manuscript.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29466
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Scribner’s Writers Online Series

Alternative Titles
Scribner’s Writers Series
African Writers, Ancient Writers, The Books of the Bible, British Writers, British Writers Classics
European Writers, Latin American Writers, Latino and Latina Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers
Poets, Science Fiction Writers, Supernatural Fiction Writers, World Poets, Writers for Children, Writers for Young Adults
Description

The Scribner’s Writers Series includes biographical and critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information, placing the author's work in personal and historical context.
 

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11917
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Michigan Early Modern English Materials

Alternative Titles
MEMEM
Description

The Michigan Early Modern English Materials (MEMEM) were compiled by Richard W. Bailey, Jay L. Robinson, James W. Downer, with Patricia V. Lehman. The Materials consist of citations collected for the modal verbs and certain other English words for the Early Modern English Dictionary. Many of the slips used in the work were the original Oxford English Dictionary (OED) slips, provided to the University of Michigan by the editors of the OED.

The work included here was prepared electronically over a period of several years ending in 1975. The main file is also available from the Oxford Text Archive under the catalog number A-1693-E (the original, untagged files are A-171-E). Corresponding print and microform publications exist for these materials. The main body of entries (36,000 modal verbs) can be found in: Michigan early modern English materials, Richard W. Bailey, James W. Downer, Jay L. Robinson, with Patricia V. Lehman. Ann Arbor : Xerox University Microfilms in cooperation with University of Michigan Press, 1975.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11889
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Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE)

Alternative Titles
MICASE
Description

The Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) is a collection of nearly 1.8 million words of transcribed speech (almost 200 hours of recordings) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, created by researchers and students at the U-M English Language Institute (ELI). MICASE contains data from a wide range of speech events (including lectures, classroom discussions, lab sections, seminars, and advising sessions) and locations across the university.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11887
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Twayne’s Author Series

Alternative Titles
Twayne’s, Twayne’s English Authors Series, Twayne’s Masterworks Series, Twayne’s Short Fiction Series, Twayne’s US Authors Series
Twayne’s United States Authors Series, Twayne’s World Authors Series, Twayne’s US, World, and British Authors Updated Editions
Gale Virtual Reference Library, GVRL
Description

The Twayne’s Author Series ebooks provide in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of the major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. These full-text ebooks present insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. Each book included in the Twayne’s Author Series is downloadable by chapter, in pdf format.
 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1,118 ebooks, dates vary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11879
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Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies (5th Edition)

Alternative Titles
Harner
MLA Literary Research Guide
Description
Published by the MLA, James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide offers information about reference sources for doing research in all areas of literary studies. The electronic edition of the Guide, based on the fifth print edition, allows you to look up materials in WorldCat, Google Books, and your library’s online catalog. Use the personalization feature to save searches and individual entries and to write notes about them for later reference. Since the initial release of the electronic edition in 2009, the author has revised the Guide twice a year. The online Guide, which will continue to be updated and revised regularly, now includes over 1,000 entries; refers to nearly 1,700 additional books, articles, and electronic resources in annotations; and cites more than 700 reviews.
Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11849
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Radical Scatters

Description

Radical Scatters is a collection containing Emily Dickinson's late fragments and related texts. The images of the manuscripts of Emily Dickinson are reproduced courtesy of the libraries and individuals noted in this collection and the Harvard University Press.

The core of this archive consists of eighty-two documents carrying over one hundred fragmentary texts composed by Emily Dickinson. The criteria for inclusion used in the current version of Radical Scatters are as follows: all of the fragments featured as "core" texts have been assigned composition dates of roughly 1870 or after; all of the core fragments are materially discrete (that is, fragments have not been editorially excerpted from other compositions); and all of the core fragments are inherently autonomous, whether or not they also appear as traces in other texts, and inherently resistant to claims of closure.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11839
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Parker Library on the Web (Medieval Manuscripts)

Description

Parker Library on the Web is a digitized collection of Medieval manuscripts originally collected by Matthew Parker (1504-1575) and donated to Corpus Christi College Cambridge in 1574. Parker's collection is especially focused on materials relating to Anglo-Saxon England as he was interested in discovering evidence of an English-speaking church independent of Rome.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11773
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