English Language and Literature

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900

Description

Wellesley is an index to the authorship of articles, and a bibliography of articles written by each contributor, and using each pseudonym. Citations of evidence are provided to support attributions of authorship, along with brief biographical and vocational details. 45 important monthly and quarterly titles are included, covering the period from the beginning of the Westminster Review in 1824 to the end of the century. The exception to this is the Edinburgh Review, which is indexed from first issue, in 1802. Wellesley does not index poetry.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1824-1900
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Alternative Titles
GVRL
Description

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 1,300 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers. Includes hundreds of volumes in the Twayne's Authors and Scribner Writers series, plus: African American Almanac, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Datapedia of the U.S., Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia Judaica, Encylopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, World Press Encyclopedia, and many more.

Articles can be displayed in HTML with active hyperlinks, or as PDF facsimiles of pages from the original print edition. Individual titles are arranged by subject category, and also appear in Search Tools and Mirlyn separately. Searching can be done within an individual title, or across the entire collection.  Subject categories include:  Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information and Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, Technology, and Travel.

Type
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Statistics
Coverage
Recent editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10205
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Contemporary Novelists

Alternative Titles
Contemporary Novelists (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
7th edition 2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9923
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English Short Title Catalogue (British Library)

Alternative Titles
ESTC
Description
The 'English Short Title Catalogue' (ESTC) is a comprehensive, international union catalogue listing early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801. It contains catalogue entries for items issued in Britain, Ireland, overseas territories under British colonial rule, and the United States. Also included is material printed elsewhere which contains significant text in English, Welsh, Irish or Gaelic, as well as any book falsely claiming to have been printed in London. The database contains nearly 470,000 entries, and represents the holdings of some 2,000 libraries world-wide.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
1473-1800
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9883
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Middle English Compendium

Alternative Titles
MEC
Description

Offers easy access to three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a hyper-bibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
1100 - 1500
Stable URL
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Writers Directory 2005

Alternative Titles
Writers Directory 2005 (GVRL)
Description
This comprehensive resource features up-to-date bibliographical, biographical, and contact information for thousands of living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries typically include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information, and a bibliography. Contact information includes e-mail addresses where available. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Directory
Coverage
2005 Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9661
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Modern American Literature

Alternative Titles
Modern American Literature (GVRL)
Description
Contains excerpts by noted critics on 489 of the most significant American authors of the twentieth century. Each author entry gathers a variety of critical approaches and shows the evolution of the critical reception of that author's work. The authors discussed exemplify the best American writing in a variety of genres, from poetry to expository essays, and reflect the diversity of the American experience in the twentieth century. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
5th Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9655
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American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present

Alternative Titles
American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present (GVRL)
Description

Contains biographical and critical essays on 1,328 American women writers covering all genres and all periods of American history. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2nd Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9651
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Black Drama

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NOTE: a newer version of this product, Black Drama: Second Edition, is available here: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/1078898.

Black Drama contains the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection of black drama, is the project’s editorial advisor. More than a quarter of the collection will consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Femi Euba, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.

Each play is extensively and deeply indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, a rich performance database, and images. The result is an exceptionally deep and unified collection that illustrates the many purposes that black theater has served: to give testimony to the ancient foundations of black culture; to protest injustices; to project emerging images of the new Black; and to give voice to the many and varied expressions of black creativity.

The database covers key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists of the 1940s. The collection includes musical comedies, domestic dramas, folk dramas, history plays, anti-slavery plays, one-act plays, and other works. Many were published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, others have never before been published or performed.

Students and scholars will have immediate access to plays addressing a wide range of struggles and triumphs, including migration to Northern cities, mothers’ keeping families together, exploitation by white land owners, interracial unity, racial violence, civil rights activism, and the black war hero.

Included are the plays of Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Ira Aldridge, Shirley Graham, W.E.B. DuBois, William Wells Brown, Owen Dodson, Joseph Seamon Cotter, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Randolph Edmonds, Angelina Weld Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, May Miller, Willis Richardson, Eulalie Spence, and others.

In addition, the collection covers the Black Arts movement of the sixties and seventies and works performed by the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS), The Negro Ensemble Company, and other companies.

The plays explore themes including civil rights, desegregation, and a wide range of ideologies – integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist. While the collection is strong in social and political drama, it also covers domestic drama and satires.

The collection includes works by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ed Bullins, Phillip Hayes Dean, Ted Shine, Aishah Rahman, Paul Carter Harrison, James Baldwin, Rita Dove, Charles Fuller, Ron Milner, Sonia Sanchez, Melvin Van Peebles, Joseph Walker, Richard Wesley, and many others. Dozens of never-before-published works are included.

This collection also brings together a wide collection of plays from Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world. It includes works by writers such as David Edgecombe, Una Marson, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jimmi Makotsi, Femi Osofisan, Yulisa Amadu Maddy, Duro Lapido, ‘Zulu Sofola, H.I.E Dhlomo, Gus Edwards, Fatima Dike, Alan Paton, Ama Ata Aidoo, Francis D. Imbuga, Joe Coleman de Graft, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Richard Moore Rive, and many others. Dozens of plays in the collection have never been published before. Other works are long out-of-print or hard-to-find.

The plays deal with the social and political ills stemming from colonialism, slavery, and apartheid; the struggle for independence; African history; and neo-colonialism. Of particular interest is material written as “township theatre” in South Africa under apartheid and the development of black grassroots urban theatre. White Africans are included when they are key writers whose works address important black issues.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
mid-1800s to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9639
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ARTstor

Alternative Titles
ART Stor, ARTStore, ART Store, artstor images
Description

The ARTstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences. It includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

Collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more. All University of Michigan community members may search and view images; ARTstor requires registration to download images and use the software tools.

Note: To access the images through the mobile interface, you will need to create an account through ARTstor. Access ARTstor via the library's website and click on the "Register" link at top right. Create an account; use that email and password to login to ARTstor mobile.

Type
Images
Video
Stable URL
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