The following examples are often referenced as
good examples of how the World Wide Web is used to supplement traditional means
of teaching literature and literary studies
- Virtual Seminars for Teaching
Literature project (Oxford) is examining the teaching of literary studies
by producing online tutorials for World War One poetry. Four tutorials are
Introduction to WWI Poetry , Isaac Rosenberg's Break of Day in
to Manuscript Study , and
An Introduction to Text
Analysis. The seminars are accompanied by lecturer's notes.
Created and maintained by Professor
Landow at Brown University. This site contains a wealth of hypertextual
information on the Victorian age including literature, art, religion, science,
and social context, with sections written by Landow and other scholars.
Class Materials in the faculty of English at Emory University.
Materials relating to poetry (including World War One poets), Shakespeare,
Emory Women Writers Resource Project, and Victorian culture.
- Web Interactive
This site won the Innovative Teaching Award 1997 for its Web Concordances and
Workbooks. Currently available are Selected Poems by P.B. Shelley,
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake, The Odes of
1819 by Keats, and Coleridge's The Ancyent Marinere. The word lists
are linked to frequency indices and to the full text. It is essential to
have a frames-compliant browser (Netscape 2.0, MS-Internet Explorer 3.0, etc)
in order to use this site.
An interactive tutorial aimed at an undergraduate audience which provides
descriptions of the use of text analysis tools, backed up with interactive
examples based upon
1.0, an implementation of TACT 2.1 on the World Wide Web by John Bradley
and Geoffrey Rockwell. At present the only text which can be queried at this
site is Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The search form
includes output as KWIC, frequency distribution, and variable context.
- English/History course
materials at NEWI (North East Wales Institute of Higher Education)
Put together by Dr Richard Dover, these pages contain texts and background
information for the study of literary figures such as A. E. Housman, William
Wordsworth, John Keats, and William Blake. There are also lecture notes on the
Novel and popular fiction. Richard Dover is also responsible for
LITWEB, an Internet
noticeboard for English, Media, and Cultural Studies.
Programme for Orientation, Education and Telematics Implementation in Critical
Analysis. Based at the University of Sunderland and constructed by Charlie
Mansfield, Poetica is designed to integrate electronic digital course material
into the teaching and learning of poetry and stylistic analysis of poetry.
A course on narrative theory by Professor Martin Irvine at the University of
Sean Cubitt (Liverpool John Moores University) has made the resources of the
Internet the basis for much of his 'Digital Cultures' course. This site
contains a wealth of annotated links to illustrative materials, as well as a
lively archive of students' own contributions (essays, commentary).
- Hw*t! Old
English in Context
Learning Old English by reading and hearing
- The Complete Works
This is a hypertext presentation of Shakespeare created by Jeremy Hylton at MIT
based on The Moby Edition. At present the plays have a minimal glossary though
this may be expanded in future. The texts may also be searched. Michael Best
(University of Victoria) has commenced work on a project to provide
Scholarly Editions of Shakespeare
for the Internet. The site currently contains the project guidelines and
sample pages from the First Folio, Quarto (1&2), and Modern editions of
Romeo and Juliet.
- On-Line Writing
We occasionally receive requests for software or resources which will help
students to improve their writing skills. Purdue University's On-Line Writing
Lab contains materials and exercises for improving writing skills as well as
links to further resources.
- Further resources for literary studies from the excellent
Voice of the Shuttle: Literary
Pages (mirrored at Oxford) and the