English Studies

  • 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

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

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 – Ranked in order of popularity, by American literature teachers


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Asian Englishes

English for Specific Purposes

English Language and Linguistics

English Teaching: Practice & Critique

Journal of Commonwealth Literature

Journal of English for Academic Purposes

Journal of English Linguistics