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Prof. Packer - ENG 102 - Literary Analysis: Literary Criticism on the Web
Links to many web resources. In addition to biographical and critical information on American writers, there are categories for the "social context" of time periods. Moving around on this site can be confusing, but there is a lot of useful information.
"Started as a multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), MAPS has grown over the past decade to more than 30,000 pages of biographies, critical essays, syllabi and images relating to 161 poets."
Large collection of information on specific authors, time periods, types of literature, and big ideas that have affected literature. Much of it is bibliographies, but there are also outlines of topics that are sort of like class notes.
The "Styles and Themes" section within this web site has information on particular types of poems, such as epics, realistic, etc. There are other valuable sections on specific poets and collections of online poetry.
Criticism and biographies of women writers who are/were African American, Asian American, Chicana/Latina, Arab American, Indigenous/Native American. Good source for nonmainstream writers who may not get coverage elsewhere. From the University of Minnesota
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