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New Oxford Shakespeare Online

The New Oxford Shakespeare Online, which encompasses the content of all three printed volumes — the modern critical edition (complete works in modern spelling), the critical reference edition (complete works in original spelling), and the authorship companion — is now available to the Cornell community.  In addition to the texts of Shakespeare’s plays and verse, […]

Illustrated London News Archive Now Available

The Illustrated London News, the world’s first pictorial weekly newspaper, debuted in 1842. The inaugural issue covered a fire in Hamburg, Queen Victoria’s fancy dress ball, the war in Afghanistan and the latest fashions in Paris. The ILN commissioned a galaxy of great artists and draughtsmen to cover wars, royal events, scientific invention, exploration, theatre, […]

East India Company Database Now Available

Whether you’re studying British literature in the context of colonialism or researching postcolonialism from a global perspective, the East India Company database will open up a wealth of possibilities. It provides full-text access to a unique collection of India Office Records from the British Library: royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and […]

New Content in British Periodicals

Cornell Library access to the British Periodicals database now includes the magazines collectively known as the “Great Eight” during the late 1800s and early 1900s: The Illustrated War News The Sketch The Sphere The Tatler The Graphic The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News The Bystander Eve Most if not all of these were heavily illustrated […]

Rotunda Digital Literary Editions

The Library now offers access to all the critical digital editions available in the University of Virginia’s Rotunda Literature and Culture collection, including: The Digital Temple: a documentary edition of George Herbert’s English verse. Emily Dickinson’s Correspondences: a born-digital textual inquiry Clotel by William Wells Brown: an electronic scholarly edition Typee by Herman Melville: a […]

18th Century Journals Now Available Online

Cornell’s 18th century scholars now have online access to Eighteenth Century Journals, a portal to periodicals and newspapers published between 1685 and 1835. Gathering material from rare collections at Oxford University’s Bodleian Library, the Harry Ransom Center, Cambridge University, and other repositories, the database includes the full text of not only British titles such as […]

New: North American Indian Drama

The Library has recently purchased access to Alexander Street Press’s North American Indian Drama, an online resource containing the full text of 244 plays by 48 American Indian, First Nation, and Pacific Islander playwrights of the 20th century; information about the plays and their production, and biographical data. The collection represents groups across the United […]

Parker Library on the Web

Students and scholars of Anglo-Saxon literature will be glad to know that the Library has acquired access to Parker Library on the Web, an interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Parker Library’s holdings of Old English texts accounts […]

Early English Newspapers Now Online

Cornell literary scholars and historians of the 17th and 18th centuries will welcome the addition of the British Library’s Burney Collection Newspapers to our growing roster of digital primary sources. 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers presents the titles from the Burney collection of newspapers, pamphlets, ephemera, and other early newspaper forms (corantos, newsbooks) in a […]

New: Popular Culture in Britain & America, 1950-1975

Few periods in American and British history witnessed as expressive and outspoken a literary flowering as the three decades following World War II. Beat poetry, experimental fiction, the Black Arts Movement, gay and lesbian writing, and guerrilla theater flourished amid social and political upheavals that would transform our cultures in ways unimaginable before the 1950s. […]

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