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Study materials

Link Collection

Compendium publications, academic writing

Literary studies

  • John Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • World Book Club – as part of the BBC World Service has been uniting millions of readers from all corners of the globe every month for more than five years. Listeners send questions to an internationally acclaimed author about one of their particularly well-loved books. Past guests have included Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children), Vikram Seth (A Suitable Boy), Isabelle Allende (A House of Spirits), Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), Doris Lessing (The Grass is Singing), VS Naipaul (A House for Mr Biswas), Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient), Ian McEwan (Atonement), and Umberto Eco (The Name of the Rose). The programme takes the form of a discussion chaired by the highly regarded Harriett Gilbert.
  • Online Literature Library (Dickens, Twain oder Voltaire) – Classics at the Online Literature Library
  • Canadian Literature Centre
  • Prof. Brycchan Carey, Kingston University, UK – "Slavery and Abolition"
  • Library of congress – American studies, Black studies, and Gender studies
    • American History
    • Arts & Culture
    • Government, Politics & Law
    • Maps & Geography
    • News & Journalism
    • Religion & Philosophy
    • Science, Technology & Business
    • Sports & Leisure
    • World History & Cultures

Media studies

Advice on Academic Writing

Style sheet for B.A. and M.A. dissertations; term papers, oral presentations, reading journals, critical comments and presentation hand-outs

The style sheet contains the conventions that you are expected to adopt when writing your final thesis, a term paper, a reading journal containing your critical comments or responses, or alternatively when presenting in class, including your presentation hand-out and your presentation slides. You are encouraged to use the MLA style (8th edition) which is probably the most frequently used system in literary studies. (You may find that this is different from style sheets that you have been taught in the past or style sheets used by other programmes.)