Website of the Week (WoW) #215: The Victorian Short Fiction Project

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.

Website of the Week #214: The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater

The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater promotes appreciation for the drama of Spain’s Golden Age (c. 1580-1680). Its Web site offers downloadable texts of more than 200 dramatic works of the period, some in English translation, as well as teaching and study materials.
Association members can borrow DVDs or stream video from its archive of recorded performances of plays from the period and related films, documentaries,lectures, and interviews with scholars and directors.

Website of the Week (WoW) #213: Islamic Views of the Cosmos

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.

Website of the Week (WoW) #212: University of Michigan Library Making of America Collection

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.

Website of the Week (WoW) #211: Cornell University Library Making of America Collection

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.

Website of the Week (WoW) #210: CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts

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.

Website of the Week (WoW) #209: Literature of 9/11

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.

Website of the Week (WoW) #208: At the Circulating Library–A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901

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.

Website of the Week (WoW) #207: Chinese Women’s Magazines in the Late Qing and Early Republican Period

Site offers searchable and browsable cover-to-cover digital access to four women’s journals published in China between 1904 and 1937. Extensive metadata documents both the content of the journals and the individuals involved in their creation.

Website of the Week (WoW) #206:The Thomas Gray Archive

Designed “to provide a structured platform for the scholarly discussion and exploration of Gray’s life and works,” the archive provides access to a large number of the 18th-century author’s poetry, prose, and correspondence, in the form of digital copies transcribed and annotated.