• 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