Literaryhistory.com is a free, public service web site for online literary criticism that I've maintained since 1998. It's a bibliography of web sites where reference works are available through clickable links. It began as a demonstration project, meant to show how an online reference site could take advantage of the free resources on the internet. At literaryhistory.com a human editor screens internet articles. All the articles and books here have been placed online by other parties. We link to them only if we're sure they're not in violation of copyright law. We do try to maintain our links, but given the nature of the internet it's a daunting task. But literaryhistory.com does demonstrate that an internet bibliography can be easy to design and code and cheap to publish, even if it is hell to maintain.
Frankly, I feel sorry for anyone majoring in English literature today or even taking college courses in the subject. The nonsense many of their professors have been professing for the last half-century is unbelievable and has nothing to do with the reasons people read literature, and everything to do with impressing their trendy colleagues. I've tried to find articles to catalog here that actually shed some light on the historically studied literary works in English and American literature. But continue seeking on your own, intrepid readers, always question the bogus and baloney, and look deeper than the top ten hits.JP, ABD