- American Literature
Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920- provides a chronology of US history and literature.
Encyclopaedia Britannica (American Literature)–summarizes American Literature from 17th- 20thcentury.
Literary Movements-from WSU, essays on movements and important concepts in American literature.
The Literature Network - source for literary periods, movements, and history. Includes English and US lit.
VoS: American Literature– An excellent site listing other resources
- British and Irish Literature
British Library- provides timeline for English language and literature
Norton Anthology of English Literature- provides timeline for English literature. Includes writing from countries other than Britain and Ireland
The Literature Network- source for literary periods, movements, and history. Includes English and American literature
Encyclopaedia Britannica (English Literature) - summarizes important English literature of 20th century.
Famous Poets and Poems- lists famous 20th century English poets. Provides biographical information and a selection of their poems and quotes
- Best of Lists for English Language Literature
Dannie Abse’s Top 10 20th Century Poetry Collections- as reviewed in the Guardian
10 Best American Poems-from the Guardian
15 best North American Novels of all Time– from the Telegraph
The 100 Best English Language Novels of the 20th Century- compiled by the “i love english literature” blog (includes all English Language, not just British/Irish)
The 20th Century’s Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction- compiled by Larry McCaffery and Spineless Books (includes all English Language)
Top 100 American Literature Titles – ranks in order of popularity, byAmerican literatureteachers