to the Annex. These pages are designed to complement my work creating,
maintaining, editing, and writing content for web pages published by the
English Department at
the University of Mississippi. It
also will serve as a jumping-off point to literature resources available
on the Internet, especially for students and other people new to the World
view my personal home page, go
here. Other web pages I have created (and which are still in a state
of becoming) are
new to the Internet, Click
here for additional information. If you are a graduate instructor at
Ole Miss and would like additional information on how to incorporate Email
and the Internet in your classes, you might find this Guide
for Graduate Instructors which I wrote useful.
Faulkner on the Web:
- My personal take on the century's greatest novelist
English Department at Ole Miss:
- Official News and Information for the
Writing Program at Ole Miss:
- Again, the official site for the multi-faceted program, which includes the Freshman English Program; the University of Mississippi Writing Project, part of the National Writing
Project; and the Writing Center at Ole Miss.
Mississippi Writers Page:
- My biggest project. This page, being published officially by the English Department, features author and book information, biographical and critical articles, bibliographies of research sources, news and events, publishers and publications, a chronology, "literary landmarks" and much more, all of it pertaining to writers from, in, and of the state of Mississippi.
Fun Places to Visit
Spring 1999 course web
Previous course web
Literary Resources on
are a number of sites on the World Wide Web designed to help students of
literature, not least of which is my own William
Faulkner on the Web, about Oxford's most famous resident. Unfortunately,
such literary sites on the Web are not always easy to find.
few places to start searching include Yahoo,
a general-purpose index that includes links to sites of every conceiveable
variety. Of all the various Internet or World Wide Web “starting points,”
Yahoo stands out as one of the best.
resources are more specifically literary resources. A few of these include
archives of public-domain books and writings are also available.
other interesting and potentially literature-related sites include the
Viet Nam Generation, Inc. Home Page, the Library
of Congress (including its excellent archive of historical photos,
recordings, and documents in the American
Memory collection), a list of famous
English majors (courtesy of Mississippi State University's English
Department), and Pathfinder, the home
of Time and a number of other Time-Life magazines such as Sports
Illustrated and People.
more specific searches of keywords (such as an author's last name), you
should try some of these “search engines”:
Vista: from Digital. An extremely large index of Web and Usenet documents,
searchable by keywords and (in advanced search mode) by additional criteria
such as dates.
Light: a very good search offering a substantial selection of "Special
Collection" materials (some of which requires payment, alas).
Yet another web search engine, offering the option to list up to 100 sites
on a single page.
A user-friendly categorical listing of sites that features a simple search
engine to indexed web sites. Linked to Alta Vista.
Handy, reliable searches.
Similar to Infoseek.
Works: A useful search for online newspapers.
News: Like News Works, but searches online newsgroups.
so now that you're on the World Wide Web, you want to relax a little bit,
right? We can't be serious all the time, now can we? Here are some
places that you may find interesting, amusing, or engaging.
Link, from Yahoo. There's no
telling where you'll end up.
More to come!
Elvis Presley Page. Featuring the legal trouble the author almost
got into with Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Scene Evidence File. An ongoing police investigation into a mysterious
“death.” Some of you Ole Miss students may find the details of this crime
(such as its location) very interesting, while fans of William
Faulkner will be especially intrigued by the law enforcement agency
heading the investigation.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter. A personality test. See what kind of
personality you have. See if you're in the right major. See what your future
holds for you, and what kind of jobs you might be good at, and who else
in history and fiction resembles you psychologically. Answer the questions
and you instantly receive your “grade” (a run-down on your personality
Trek. Though much of this site has been assimilated into the MSN
Collective, there is still a few things for free here. Live long and prosper.
Internet Movie Database. A vast on-line movie resource. Check reviews,
biographies of movie figures, and lots of other things.
PBS, and FOX
are all on the Internet, of course. Even UPN
and WB are online as well. As for
cable TV, nearly every channel is well represented on the net, from HBO
and Cinemax to Discovery,
A&E, the History
and of course all those Turner Entertainment
Group stations. As for TV news, you can choose from the networks
or from MSNBC and CNN
to Oxford, Mississippi. A cyber-guide to some town in northern
Envelope Please. A guide to the Oscars. Presented by the Motion
Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.
This page is maintained
by John B. Padgett
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Created 21 August 1995
Revised Thursday, 16 January 1997 at 09:43:15 AM CST