Website of the week archive - 2010
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- The Poetry Foundation - January 31, 2011
The Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.
- The Writer's Almanac- January 10, 2011
The Writer's Almanac is an entertaining educational resource featuring a daily poem and literary history from U.S. public radio broadcaster Garrison Keillor who is based in Minnesota. In addition to the website there are podcasts, a newsletter and extensive archives to browse.
- Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition - December 13, 2010
The Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition gathers together in the virtual space of the web some 1100 pages of fiction written in Jane Austen’s own hand. Not only do they provide a unique visual record of her imagination from her teenage experiments to her last unfinished writings, the pages on the site represent one of the earliest collections of creative writings in the author’s hand to survive for a British novelist.
- Open Spires - November 1, 2010
Open Spires is a collection of audio and video podcasts from the University of Oxford released as part of the HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources (OER) project. Open Spires aims to deliver high quality learning material to a wide audience. There are a substantial number of podcasts on humanities topics within the collection.
- Internet for English - July 19, 2010
.. is a free online tutorial to help university students develop their Internet research skills. The tutorial has recently been updated and the new version is written by Matthew Steggle, Reader in English at Sheffield Hallam University. The tutorial shows students how to make discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework and assignments.
- Woruldhoard - July 19, 2010
Oxford University's new Woruldhoard project is calling on academics and members of the public to contribute to an online 'hoard' of material supporting the study of Old English and the Anglo-Saxons. Images of sites, buildings, and artefacts, teaching handouts and presentations, audio of readings or interviews and video clips of craft activity, are all welcome. The material will be made freely available online for educational purposes to a worldwide audience, and submissions will be accepted until October 14th 2010.
- John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera - June 20, 2010
Just launched online, the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera offers unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The material selected for digitisation includes posters and handbills for entertainments, broadsides relating to murders and executions, book and journal prospectuses, popular topographical prints, and a wealth of different kinds of printed advertising material.
- Storying Sheffield - May 24, 2010
Storying Sheffield is a narrative, art, and community project hosted and run by the School of English at the University of Sheffield. Undergraduates and people from socially excluded groups work together to produce stories about the ‘life’ of Sheffield.
- NAWE Case Studies - May 10, 2010
Back in 2003, the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) commissioned case studies from students about their experiences of studying creative writing at university. These web pages bring their stories up to date with news of what they’ve been doing since they graduated. Packed with practical advice, these frank accounts about life after graduation make essential reading for both prospective and current creative writing students.
- William Blake Archive - April 11, 2010
The William Blake Archive enables students as well as scholars to grasp Blake's own form of multi-media. Teachers and their classes can enjoy a level of access that only a few years ago would only have been possible - if at all - for a handful of scholars. As well as multiple versions of illustrations and the illustrated books, the site contains useful biographical and bibliographical material.
- Creative Choices - March 22, 2010
Creative Choices is a website designed for anyone interested in a career in the creative or cultural sector. It has sections devoted to careers in literature, theatre, TV and heritage (amongst others) which contain job profiles, course guides and advice from leading professionals.
- Mapping the Lakes Project - January 25, 2010
An interdisciplinary research project with substantial implications for teaching, the Mapping the Lakes project exploits contemporary technologies to open up new perspectives on literary travelling.