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18th-Century Literature

Selected Bibliographies

 

English Short Title Catalogue

 

Cioranescu, Alexandre. Bibliographie de la littérature française du dix-huitième siècle. Paris: Éditions du CNRS, 1969.

Z2172 .C55 (Reference Dept.)

 

Conlon, Pierre M. Le siècle des lumières. Geneva: Droz, 1983-

Z7128 .E55 C66 1983 (10th floor) 

 

Goedeke, Karl. Grundrisz zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung aus den Quellen. 2nd ed. Dresden: Ehlermann, [1884-1998]

PT521 .G52 (Reference Dept.)

 

Klassik Online: Internationale Bibliographie zur deutschen Klassik 1750-1850

 

VD18: Deutsche Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts

 

Links to more items in IUCAT

 

Great Britain -- Imprints

English imprints -- Union lists

Early printed books -- 18th century ... etc.

 

German literature -- Bibliography

French literature -- 18th century -- Bibliography

French fiction -- 18th century

Enlightenment -- Germany ... etc.

 

Melancholy -- Early works to 1800 ... etc.

 

English periodicals -- History

French periodicals -- History -- 18th century

German periodicals -- Bibliography ... etc.

 

German literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism ... etc.

 

Electronic Texts, Databases, and Websites (*subscription resources)

 

Anna Laetitia Barbauld Web Site: Hypertext editions of Barbauld's poetry and prose, together with supporting secondary materials

 

ARTFL Encyclopédie: Digital version of the encyclopedia of arts and sciences compiled by Diderot and D'Alembert

 

*ARTFL Project: Project providing access to a large collection of digitized French resources. Unites several subscription and public access full-text databases, many of particular interest to 18th-century researchers.

 

Biblioteca Italiana: Digital library of literary and cultural texts from the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"

 

Clandestine E-Texts from the Eighteenth Century: Electronic versions of pre-revolutionary French clandestine philosophical manuscripts

 

Deutsche Biographie: Digital versions of the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie and Neue Deutsche Biographie, the standard biographical reference works in the German language

 

Dictionary of Sensibility: Project exploring key terms connected with the cult of Sensibility

 

*Early American Fiction 1789-1875: Full text of first editions of American novels and short stories by major authors

 

*Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO): Searchable electronic versions of every book published in Great Britain in the 18th century

 

*Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Full text of around 100 works of English prose by British writers

 

*Eighteenth Century Journals: Portal to British periodicals, many of interest to literary researchers

 

Eighteenth-Century Resources: Links page compiled by Jack Lynch of Rutgers

 

*Electronic Enlightenment: Online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period

 

English Broadside Ballad Archive: Page images of early English broadside ballads, based on the collection of Samuel Pepys

 

*English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC): Union catalog of items printed in English-speaking countries between 1473 and 1800

 

European Enlightenment: Introductory site on Enlightenment concepts and culture

 

Gallica: Digital library of the French National Library, providing access to over 900,000 documents

 

*Grand Corpus des dictionnaires de langue française: Historical dictionaries of the French language, with coverage from the 9th century

 

Hathi Trust Digital Library: Online digital library of major research materials from several leading North American academic libraries. Some texts are currently only available for searching.

 

Immanuel Kant: Electronic version of the 'Akademie' edition of Kant's works from the University of Bonn

 

Internet Library of Early Journals: Selected British journals of the 18th and 19th centuries

 

Jonathan Swift Archive: Electronic supplement to the printed Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift

 

NINES: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online: Search engine for peer-reviewed digital objects relating to the long 19th century

 

Retrospektive Digitalisierung wissenschaftlicher Rezensionsorgane und Literaturzeitschriften des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts aus dem deutschen Sprachraum: Page images from the most important literary and cultural journals of the Enlightenment in the German language 

 

Romantic Readings of the Gothic: Site devoted to the British Romantics' reception of Gothic literature

 

Samuel Johnson: Website providing an informal introduction to Johnson's life and works

 

Spectator Project: Hypermedia research archive devoted to eighteenth-century periodicals, including The Spectator and The Tatler

 

Streetprint: Revolution and Romanticism: Database of British street literature (popular ballads, chapbooks, political pamphlets, etc.) published between 1790 and 1840

 

Thomas Gray Archive: From the University of Oxford. Includes primary sources and supporting textual and contextual materials.

 

Weimarer Goethe Bibliographie Online: Bibliography of Goethe scholarship from 1991 to the present

 

William Blake Archive: Provides access to some of Blake's major works that are widely dispersed around the world, and which may not be readily accessible owing to their rarity

 

William Hogarth and 18th-Century Print Culture: Website from Northwestern University Library, providing access to a selection of Hogarth prints

 

Wörterbuchnetz: Project uniting more than 20 historical dictionaries, mostly pertaining to Germanic Studies

 

Zedler: Digital version of Johann Heinrich Zedler's huge German-language encyclopedia, originally published between 1731 and 1754

 

18thConnect: Currently a work in progress, this aims to evolve into a searchable database of peer-reviewed digital objects relating to the 18th century

 

Societies and Organizations

 

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

 

Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment: Research center based at the University of Oxford

 

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS)

 

Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Oxford

 

C18-L: Eighteenth-century listserv. Home page includes some useful links.

 

Goethe Society of North America

 

International Gothic Association

 

International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

 

Voltaire Foundation: Research department in the University of Oxford

 

Links to further resources

 

Intute: UK-based project (unfortunately no longer maintained) identifying the best web resources for study and research

 

Voice of the Shuttle: 'Web site for humanities research'

 

The European Library: Portal providing access to the resources of national libraries from across Europe

 

Page last updated 10/17/2011 by Catherine Minter

 

 



last updated: 10/17/2011