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English & Comparative Literature

This guide will help you find articles, books, and websites on literature and criticism.

Contemporary Authors

U.S. Poet Laureate

California Poet Laureate

Santa Clara Poet Laureate

Modern American Poetry

Hosted by the English Dept at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MAPS is designed as an digital learning environment, and includes syllabi from external English faculty regarding contemporary American poetry.  Author links include reviews and critiques with appropriate citations.   

Voice of the Shuttle

Created by a member of the English Dept at UC-Santa Barbara, this is a compendium of electronic resources for contemporary British and American authors.  Links to reviews, bibliographies, audiofiles and critiques. Beware: some links are broken!

Project Gutenberg

A database of plain-text electronic books, mostly classics of English and American literature and reference works.

Bartelby: Great Books Online

A free online resource for literary texts and reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and thesauri.