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The links on this page were last verified and updated on August 5, 2002.



Landscape by Yayannos Apostolos (the painting that inspired the background art on this site)

Literature Humanities Homepage at Columbia

Core Curriculum page at Columbia

What is "Close Reading"? (by Rebecca)

"Self-Help Sheet" for essay writing (by Rebecca)

Perseus Digital Library homepage (original texts of Greek and Latin works, plus lookup tools and other resources)

Glossary of Literary Terms designed for students of the Hebrew Bible ("Old Testament"); also useful for other ancient texts.

Definitions of Irony (Dramatic, Structural, and Verbal) from theUniversity of Victoria (Can.)

Encyclopedia.com articles on issues relating to Vergil's Aeneid:
      --life of Vergil
      --Roman government
      -- Battle of Actium
      --Octavian (Augustus) Caesar
      --Anthony and Cleopatra

Study questions for Aeneid I-VI (by Rebecca)

Here's a twenty-page-ish essay about Augustine's Confessions, by James J. O'Donnell;
      O'Donnell's home page at UPenn is also worth a visit;
      his electronic edition of the text in the original likewise.

Encyclopedia.com articles for issues relating to the Confessions:
      --the Problem of Evil
      --the doctrine of original sin
      --Augustine's life and teachings (only partly covered in the Confessions).

Study questions for Confessions I-IX (by Rebecca)

Digital Dante, a Web project developed by the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University.

Site devoted to Dante's Inferno at the University of Georgia (less intellectual than Digital Dante, but more visually splendid)

Study questions for Inferno I-XI (by Rebecca)

Page on Montaigne at Oregon State University, with links (scroll down) to searchable digital text of the Essays (trans. Charles Cotton)

"Love, Tyranny, and Madness" --a BBC site/compendium of resources related to Shakespeare's King Lear.

"Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet," a site at Palomar College (San Marcos, CA) aiming to be "a complete annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet."

Shakespeare Web -- another collection of Web resources, some high-brow, some irrelevant.

Don Quixote Home Page at The Kennedy Center

The Cervantes Project (Digital Library) at Texas A&M

Information about the Enlightenment (Age of Reason) from encyclopedia.com:

Useful timelines and background info, plus links to digital texts and other sources of information, at Sonoma State University (created by Niki Jorgensen for Prfo. Robert L. Jefferson's History 371 course):

From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

Jane Austen Information Page at pemberley.com ("The Republic of Pemberley"): an admirably exhaustive and intelligently put-together resource. If you visit only one Jane Austen Web site, let it be this one.

Study questions for Pride and Prejudice (by Rebecca)

"Dostoevsky in Space"--a curious, but useful, source of Dostoevsky info (and adulation?).

The International Virginia Woolf Society (devoted to encouraging the study of and promoting interest in the work of Virginia Woolf)

Listen to a recording of Virginia Woolf at the BBC Archives.

New York Times magazine article about Virginia Woolf, by Claudia Roth Pierpont (655 words, plus photo)

Obituary of Nabokov, July 5, 1977, from The New York Times

Readings by Nabokov of his own poetry at the 92nd Street Y, New York City (these are both RealAudio files):

"A talk with Mr. Nabokov" (New York Times interview with N. in 1951, seven years before he became [in]famous with Lolita)

"Why Nabokov Detests Freud" (transcript of a 1966 television interview with Nabokov)

"Nabokov on Nabokov and Things" (1968 New York Times article)

Charles Rolo's original 1958 review of Lolita in the Atlantic Monthly (complimentary)

Orville Prescott's original 1958 review of Lolita in The New York Times (UNcomplimentary!)

Martin Amis essay on Lolita, from a Random House site dedicated to Nabokov

Images and Multimedia: a selection from the two films made of Lolita, put together by students at the U. of Arizona.

Discussion questions for Lolita from the Random House website.

"Lolita – From Nabokov’s Novel (1955) to Kubrick’s Film (1962) to Lyne’s (1997)" --article by Flagler College film professor Constantine Santas (author of Responding to Film).

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