Resources

Here is a communal, annotated list of resources.  If you would like to suggest a resource you have found useful, please email EGSA’s webmaster with a link & brief summary.

EARLY MODERN

The Sickly Taper, is a digital bibliography of English, Irish, and Scottish Gothic Literature for the “Classic Era” of the Gothic, Victorian Gothic, & 20th Century Gothic Literature. In addition to a bibliography on the Gothic in general this site also includes bibliographies on Gothic authors and links to other related websites.

VICTORIAN

NAVSA Grad Links, is a listserv of links pertinent to Victorian Studies. Some subjects include: Victorian Peepers, Charles Dickens, Romantic Chronology, email alerts for JSTOR, and conference webpages.

The Victorian Plays Project is a digital archive of Victorian plays from 1848-1873. This resource is free and easy to use. In addition to providing downloadable PDFs of plays, the archive also allows you to search all of their holdings (which enables you to search by author, title, theme, & keyword). Their links page also provides additional resources for Victorian and Early Modern drama & theater.

Victorian Secrets, is a press that offers digital editions of Victorian texts that are out-of-print or previously unavailable to modern readers.

Victorian Societies, there are several societies devoted to the study of Victorian figures and each of their websites provide information on recent publications, upcoming conferences, and archival & biographical news. Some of note are: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Rider Haggard, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anthony Trollope,

MODERNISM

James Joyce, TU is fortunate to house the James Joyce Quarterly (an immense resource for Joyce scholars). The JJQ runs a blog that has all of the up-to-date information on conferences, publications, and Joyce-related  news. Other resources of note are: the James Joyce Checklist (a list of all of the new publications regarding & related to Joyce); the James Joyce Literary SupplementJoyce Studies AnnualGenetic Joyce Studies; and The International James Joyce Foundation.

Magazine Modernisms, is a blog devoted to a discussion of Modern Periodical Studies. Here you will find current news about digitized periodicals, conferences, articles, and all things periodical related.

Modernist Journals Project, is a vital resource for anyone interested in modern periodicals. The MJP digitizes complete runs of journals from the early 20th century in America, England, and Ireland. The MJP is free and easy to use. Digital periodicals of note on their site are: The Little Review & The Egoist (for those of you interested in Joyce), The Freewoman (for those of you interested in Rebecca West),  The English Review (for Ford Madox Ford scholars), Blast, and The Crisis (for anyone interested in African American Studies & the Harlem Renaissance).

Modernism Lab at Yale University, is a digital archive compiled by students at Yale University of British literary modernism from 1914-1926. While the site is limited to only British modernism, it is useful because you can search by year, event, or literary figure. As a result it can help establish a sense of collaboration among British modernists; however, the literary figures included are predominantly canonical.

Modernist Societies, there are several societies devoted to the study of modernist figures and each of their websites provide information on recent publications, upcoming conferences, and archival & biographical news. Some of note are: Samuel Beckett, Joseph Conrad, Kate Chopin, E.E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, E.M. Forster, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, Wyndham Lewis, Katherine Mansfield, Eugene O’Neill, Wilfred Owen, Dorothy Richardson, G.B. Shaw, Edith, Osbert, & Sacheverll Sitwell, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, Wallace StevensH.G. Wells, Eudora Welty, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Thornton Wilder, William Carlos Williams, Virginia Woolf, W.B. Yeats.

Pulp Magazines, a free digital archive of all-fiction pulpwood magazines from 1896-1946. This website provides biographies, contextual essays, links, and an in-depth bibliography of books and essays devoted to discussing pulps.

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

The Imperial Archive, is a website devoted to understanding imperialism, postcolonialism, and literature. Their primary focus is British imperialism between the 19th & 20th centuries. The site is compiled by graduate students at Queen’s University Belfast. Countries discussed are: Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Ireland, & Africa. The most useful aspect of this site is the links section which takes you to a number of other vital resources on postcolonial literature and literary figures.

Web Resources for Contemporary British Literature, is a site that encapsulates literature, British media (newspapers, television, film, maps, etc.), history, & culture. Postcolonialism is also discussed, though not a main focus. There is also an “Authors section” which provides individualized resources. Some authors included are: Kingsley Amis, Margaret Atwood, Monica Ali, Pat Barker, A.S. Byatt, J.M. Coetzee, John Fowles, Seamus Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro, Phillip Larkin, Doris Lessing, Ian McEwan, Jean Rhys, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, Alan Sillitoe, Zadie Smith, Tom Stoppard, & Jeanette Winterson.

SUBMITTING TO ACADEMIC JOURNALS

This handout was created by Dr. Sean Latham for the EGSA Academic Publishing Forum held on April 15, 2013.

MISCELLANEOUS

Interfolio, is a dossier & credentials program that allows you to send job materials electronically to institutional committees.

University of Pennsylvania’s Call for Papers, is where you can find calls for papers for conferences,  edited collections, and special projects in academia. It is also where you can post cfps for conferences you are organizing. Cfps are categorized according to literary periods, specialist studies, and topics.

Zotero, is a “free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources” (Zotero.org). Best of all, it lives in your browser (it only works in Firefox, sorry Internet Explorer users).  Zotero is a lot like Endnote (you can annotate sources) but you can also relate them to another research sources, create a timeline of your sources, and access your sources from any computer. Zotero is a vital research tool for me. Check out my presentation , Using Zotero, to learn more.

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