The Popular Romance Project explores the origins and influences of popular romance. Its web site presents related articles, videos, and a full-length documentary, providing a broad context for studying the genre as embodied in multiple formats around the world, as far back in time as the ancient Greeks.
Includes results from the authors’ investigation of the role a peer tutoring experience plays in tutors’ subsequent lives, as well as information on how to conduct similar research via surveys, focus groups and other means.
Focusing “on the roles of print culture in producing the concept of witch and witchcraft in Early Modern England,” this project applies a variety of digital tools to relevant texts published in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.
A digital archive of short fiction from the Victorian era, 1837-1901, drawn primarily from periodicals. Stories are transcribed and in most cases accompanied by a PDF of the original source.
This site offers an online study of the Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn , or Book of Curiosities, a 12th- or 13th-century copy of an anonymous treatise compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The treatise contains diagrams of the heavens and maps of the earth, and is highly important for the history of astronomy and cartography.
The site contains a high-quality digital reproduction of the original text and illustrations, linked by mouseovers to a modern Arabic edition and an English translation. It also offers a User’s Guide and a Teacher’s Pack.
A digitized collection of 19th-century materials illuminating U.S. social history, comprising more than 10,000 books and nearly 2,500 journal issues from U of M library holdings. The collection is searchable and can also be browsed by subject.
A digitized collection of 19th-century primary sources in American social history, including materials relevant to the study of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
The site provides access to more than 250 monograph volumes and over 100,000 articles from journals with 19th century imprints.
A searchable online collection of more than 1500 texts of Irish literature and history, including materials in English, Irish Gaelic, Latin, and German. Some materials are available in translation.
This site represents the collective work of the students in a graduate-level English class taught by Professor Matthew Kirschenbaum at the University of Maryland in 2014.
The class read a selection of literary responses to the 9/11 attacks and created related materials that include an introduction to each work and its critical reception, character studies, questions for discussion, close readings, and interviews.
Provides biographical and bibliographical data about authors, publishers, and novels of the Victorian period (1837-1901). To date it lists all of the 2-, 3-, and 4-volume novels published during the period as well as serializations from over 200 periodicals.