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 •  Romanticism And Information Technology
 •  Women And Romanticism
 •  The Gothic
 •  The Sublime
 •  French Revolution
 •  Slavery & Abolition
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The State Of The Profession: Romantic Studies In Peril?
"Romanticism" in Crisis: A Panel Discussion on Period and Profession (position papers "on changing definitions of British Romanticism . . . [and] the future of British Romanticism as a hiring field' from the 1997 conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism; the debate particularly concerns the recent anxiety in the professional Romantics field that "downsizing" in the academy is subordinating the field to such larger period definitions as the "long 18th century" and "long 19th century") (Romantic Circles)
French Revolution
General Resources
British Newspaper Coverage of the French Revolution (a small archive of articles from the London Times and Morning Chronicle of 1792-93 designed to assist in study of Romanticism and the Revolution; also includes William Wordsworth's Salisbury Plain and an excerpt from Thomas Carlyle's French Revolution) (Alan Liu, U. California, Santa Barbara)
French Revolution Home Page (AgentMess@aol.com)
French Revolutionary Pamphlets (Mark Olsen, U. Chicago/ARTFL)
The Guillotine Headquarters (Jørn Fabricius)
Révolution française et 'vandalisme révolutionnaire' (Voltaire Foundation, Oxford U.)
Revolution and After: Tragedies and Farces (resources on the French Revolution) (Richard Hooker, Washington State U.)
Image Resources
The Image of France (key-word indexing of the record of prints--engravings, lithographs, woodcuts, etc.--published in Paris in the Bibliographie de la France for 1811-17) (George D. Mckee, Binghamton U./ARTFL)
Marquis Collection of French Revolution Prints, 1777-1879 (text-file catalogue)
Materials From "Age Of Enlightenment In The Paintings Of France's National Museums" (Virtual Exhibit Of Images With Historical Background)
Anonymous, French School, Screen of the Independence (gif of painting executed c. 1781-89; includes depictions of La Fayette, Washington, Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Franklin)
Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii (gif of David's 1785 painting)
Antoine-Jean Gros, General Bonaparte at the Bridge of Arcola (gif of painting executed in 1796 and exhibited at the 1801 Salon)
Gros Antoine-Jean Baron (Napoleon's official war painter; trained by David)
Jacques-Louis David (brief info on the Napoleonic-era artist)
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (brief info about the French-Revolutionary and Napoleonic painter)
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Portrait of Sant-Just (gif of 1793 painting)
The Reign of Louis XVI (1774-1791) (background info with links to paintings from the era)
The Revolution (1789-1799) (background info with links to paintings of the era)
Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun, Marie-Antoinette of Austria, Queen of France (gif of painting exhibited at the 1785 Salon by Vigée-Lebrun, popular French woman painter and friend of the Queen; reputed to have painted Marie-Antoinette 25 times)
Pierre Alexandre Wille, French Patriotism, or The Departure (gif of 1785 paitning by Greuze's pupil; the sculpted bust to which the father points represents Louis XVI)
The Gothic
General Resources
Romantic Readings of the Gothic
Homepage (Douglass Thomson, Georgia Southern U.)
Blake's Gothic Readings 
Byron's Gothic Readings 
Coleridge's Gothic Readings 
Keats' Gothic Readings 
Mary Shelley's Gothic Readings 
Percy Shelley's Gothic Readings 
Wordsworth's Gothic Readings 
The Gothic: Materials for Study
Homepage of The Gothic: Materials for Study (introductions and excerpts from primary and secondary texts relevant to the topic) (students in Jerome McGann and Patricia Meyer Spack's course on "The Novel of Sensibility" at U. Virginia)
Annotated Bibliography 
The Female Gothic 
From the Gothic Novel to Gothic Drama 
The Gothic and the Supernatural 
Individual and Social Psychologies of the Gothic 
The Literary Gothic Page (literary Gothicism of the 18th and 19th centuries; includes some resources in modern Gothic) (Jack G. Voller, Southern Illinois U. at Edwardsville)
The Sickly Taper: A Bibliography of Gothic Scholarship (Carol Margaret Davison, U. Windsor; site originally created by Fred Frank, Allegheny C.)
Novels And Related Materials
Coleridge's Reviews of The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Monk, Hubert de Sevrac, and The Italian (Michael Gamer, U. Penn)
Dracula Source (1488) ("translation of one of the oldest surviving versions of the story of Vlad V, Prince of Wallachia . . . printed in Nuremburg in 1488") (Michael Gamer, U. Penn)
Matthew Lewis's The Monk -- A Special Issue of Romanticism On the Net (1997) (guest editor: Fred Frank)
Eliza Parsons, The Castle of Wolfenbach (Gothic Library)
John William Polidori [Show]
Ann Radcliffe [Show]
Michael Gamer (U. Penn)
"Gothicism and Romanticism" 
"Sex, Violence, Law, and Gothic" 
David S. Miall (U. Alberta), "Gothic Fiction" 
William B. Warner (U. California, Santa Barbara), Cyborg Genealogies: The Gothic (studies "a selective group of novels and films and theoretical texts so as to trace the modern cyborg back to the gothic monster") (Transcriptions Project, U. California, Santa Barbara)
Romanticism And Information Technology (Resources That Address The Issue Of It Or Survey/Critique Online Resources In The Field)
Special Issue of Romanticism On The Net (May 1998) (Guest Editors: Laura Mandell and Michael Gamer)
Catherine Decker (California State U., San Bernardino), Crossing Old Barriers: The WorldWideWeb, Academia, and the Romantic Novel (1998) (Romanticism on the Net)
Elizabeth Fay (U. Massachusetts, Boston), "The Bluestocking Archive: Constructivism and Salon Theory Revisited" (1998) 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard (Oxford U.), "A Hypertext History of the Transmission of Coleridge's 'Christabel,' 1800-1816" (1998) 
(also: Theory, Walter Benjamin) Douglass H. Thomson (Georgia Southern U.), "The Work of Art in the Age of Electronic (Re)Production" (1998) (Romanticism on the Net)
The Canon and the Web: Reconfiguring Romanticism in the Information Age
Homepage of Canon and the Web (site for a special session at the Dec. 1996 Modern Language Assoc. convention) (Laura Mandell & Alan Liu)
Canon Dreaming (I) (links to "online course syllabi in the Romanticism field that either revise the canon or explore the history and theory of canon-making")
Canon Dreaming (II) (anthologies & curricula Designed by graduate students)
Critical Readings for  
Marlene Manoff (MIT Libraries), "Cyberhope or Cyberhype? Computers and Scholarly Research" (1997) (discusses several of the major online projects originating in the Romantics field)
Ashton Nichols, "Electronic Resources for Nineteenth Century Studies" (review of online and CD-ROM resources for the study of Romantic and Victorian literature; includes links) (Nineteenth-Century Studies)
Romanticism On The Net Special Issue On &Quot;The Canon And The Web&Quot; (May 1998) (Guest Editors: Laura Mandell And Michael Gamer)
Elizabeth Fay (U. Massachusetts, Boston), "The Bluestocking Archive: Constructivism and Salon Theory Revisited" (1998) 
Neil Fraistat, Steven Jones, and Carl Stahmer (Romantic Circles Site), "The Canon, The Web, and the Digitization of Romanticism" (1998) (Romanticism on the Net)
Chris Koenig-Woodyard (Oxford U.), "A Hypertext History of the Transmission of Coleridge's 'Christabel,' 1800-1816" (1998) 
Douglass H. Thomson (Georgia Southern U.), "The Work of Art in the Age of Electronic (Re)Production" (1998) (Romanticism on the Net)
The Sublime
Primary Works
Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful -- Selections (Michael Gamer, U. Penn)
Secondary And Other Relevant Works
David M. Baulch (U. Washington), "The Sublime of the Bible" (1996) (on Blake) (Romanticism on the Net)
non 2: The Sublime (special issue of online experimental poetry zine)
Charles J. Rzepka (Boston U.), "Re-collecting Spontaneous Overflows: Romantic Passions, the Sublime, and Mesmerism" 
The Sublime and the Domestic: Structures of Mediation in the Gothic (U. Virginia)
Slavery & Abolition
The Abolitionist (collection of articles related to the abolitionist movement) (African Genesis)
Abolition: African-American Mosaic Exhibition
Homepage of Abolition: African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)
Conflict of Abolition and Slavery (Library of Congress)
Influence of Prominent Abolitionists (Library of Congress)
The African American: A Journey from Slavery to Freedom (Robert Delaney, Long Island U.)
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909 (virtual exhibit on the collection) (and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
Africans in America Part 4 Resource Bank Contents (includes info on antebellum slavery, abolitionism, fugitive slaves and Northern racism, westward expansion, and the Civil War, and each topic addresses people, historical documents, and modern voices) (PBS Online)
American Memory
Homepage of American Memory (gateway to "primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States"; "offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections") (Library of Congress)
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship (includes exhibit sections "Slavery: The Peculiar Institution," "Free Blacks in the Antebellum Period," "Abolition," among others) (Library of Congress)
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 ("contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves") (Library of Congress)
Frederick Douglass Papers (Library of Congress)
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909 (Library of Congress)
Lincoln Papers: Emancipation Proclamation (provides introduction, timeline, and images, including Lincoln's first draft of the document) (Library of Congress)
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 (Library of Congress)
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories (Library of Congress)
The Amistad, 40 U.S. 518 (1841) ("full-text of the U.S. Supreme Court decision and links to relevant sites") (FindLaw)
Amistad Home Page (information about the Amistad incident and legal issues related to Spielberg's film) (Michael Peil, Legal Information Institute)
Amistad Research Center (Tulane U.)
Exploring Amistad at Mystic Seaport (info on the Amistad Revolt of 1839-1842, including timelines, an online library of over 500 primary documents including court documents, journal entries, and newspaper stories, and teaching resources)
Famous American Trials: Amistad Trials, 1839-1840 (Doug Linder, U. Missouri, Kansas City)
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record (extensive collection of images) (Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite, Jr., U. Virginia)
Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency (US Civil War Center)
Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People (Tony Pace, Canada's Digital Collections)
A Chronology of American Slavery (Eddie Becker, Holt House)
Kenneth M. Clark, "James Madison and Slavery" (James Madison Museum)
Featured Document: The Emancipation Proclamation (includes background, transcript, and images of the original document) (US National Archives & Records Administration)
Frederick Douglass Papers (Library of Congress)
Freedmen and Southern Society Project (books and documents concerning the history of emancipation during the American Civil War) (Steven F. Miller, U. Maryland)
H-Slavery Discussion Network (H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine)
Terry Matthews (Wake Forest U.) The Religion of the Slaves (lecture transcript)
Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870 (virtual exhibit of maps from the American Colonization Society) (Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
LII: US Constitution: Amendment XIII (Legal Information Institute, Cornell U.)
LII: US Constitution: Amendment XIV (Legal Information Institute, Cornell U.)
The Middle Passage: Voyage into Bondage (K-12 teaching resource) (U.S. News Classroom)
The Museum of African Slavery ("virtual museum dedicated to the history of slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic")
Charles P. M. Outwin, "Securing the Leg Irons: Restriction of Legal Rights for Slaves in Virginia and Maryland, 1625-1791" (Early America Review)
Slave Narratives
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology (includes annotated index of narratives, related readings, other resources, and sound files) (American Studies Hypertexts, U. Virginia)
"Been Here So Long": Selections from the WPA American Slave Narratives (New Deal Network)
Documenting the American South: North American Slave Narratives (includes electronic texts, introductions to the slave narrative, a bibliography listed both alphabetically and chronologically, and a guide to religious content in slave narratives) (Academic Affairs Library, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Electronic Text Center: African American (U. Virginia Library)
Lesson Plan: Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History through Analyzing Primary Sources (EDSITEment)
The Slave Narrative (introductory page including definitions, examples, purposes, influences, popularity, parallels, patterns, and motifs) (Donna M. Campbell, Gonzaga U.)
Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices from the Special Collections Library (Paolo Mangiafico, Duke U.)
Slavery in America (includes history, geography, American literature, narratives/biographies, teacher resources, image gallery, and encyclopedia) (New York Life)
Sandra Thomas, "Frederick Douglass" (online biography) (U. Rochester)
The Time of the Lincolns (PBS Online)
The Underground Railroad
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (educational resources)
UGR: Home - The Retracing of the Underground Railroad (multimedia presentation of journeys along the route, made by Southern California educators) (Footsteps to Freedom)
The Underground Railroad (National Geographic Online)
The Underground Railroad (History Channel exhibit)
Underground Railroad: Lower Mississippi Delta Region (Nile of the New World, National Park Service)
Understanding Slavery (K-12 teaching resource; includes info on Olaudah Equiano and a virtual slave auction) (Discovery School)
United States National Slavery Museum (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Virginia Runaways Homepage (transcriptions and images of runaway slave and servant advertisements from 18th-century Virginia newspapers) (Tom Costa, U. Virginia C. at Wise)
Women And Romanticism (General Resources; For Other Resources, See Above)
The Bluestocking Archive ("texts by or relating to the eighteenth-century British Bluestocking Circle and the second generation Blues, including predecessor texts, and literature of sensibility as it is derived from the Bluestockings' concerns with aesthetics, and with women
British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832: An Electronic Collection of Texts from the Shields Library, U. California, Davis ("highly accurate and reliable electronic editions of works" encoded in SGML/TEI; with HTML versions) (Gen. Ed., Nancy Kushigian, UC Davis)
Shameless Scribblers (Set Of Pages With Brief Bios Of Women Authors Writing In English, Mostly From The 18Th And 19Th Centuries; The Bios Are From The 1911 Encyclopedia Brittanica) (The Write Page)
Selected Resources:  
Diplomats, Diarists and Gossips 
More Shameless Scribblers 
Reformers, Missionaries and Do-gooders 
Shameless Scribblers 
Shameless Scribblers: Part III 
Women of the Romantic Period (teaching and research resource that reverses the field on Richard Polwhele's attack on Romantic-era women writers in 'The Unsex'd Females' by using it to introduce students and scholars to the works and background of women writers; hypertext links enable

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