Sites Listservs Emails


All links have been verified by the end of October 1999.


About the DDC.


Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE.

Best, Michael. "Afterword: Dressing Old Words New." In: Early Modern Literary Studies 3.3 / Special Issue 2 (January, 1998:7.1-27).

--------. The Annex. http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/index.html.

--------. The Internet Shakespeare Editions. http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/index.html.


Britannia: Literature.

British Literature On-line Texts.

Chadwyck-Healey Home Page.

Cole, C. SETIS Australian Literature Database.

Dawson, Alan (ed). BUBL

--------. Published Articles About BUBL

--------. BUBL Admin.

--------. BUBL Information Service Annual Report 1997 - 1998. 14. Future Plans.

--------. BUBL Information Service. Annual Report 1997 - 1998.

--------. BUBL Link 800 Literature and rhetoric.

Dawson, Alan and Jan Simpson, "How BUBL benefits academic librarians." In: Ariadne 10, 1997.

Eberle-Sinatra, Michael (ed.). Romanticism on the Net.

English Literature.

Flack, Chris. A Literary Index.

Foster, Donald. "A Romance of Electronic Scholarship; with the True and Lamentable Tragedies of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark." In: Early Modern Literary Studies 3.3 / Special Issue 2 (January, 1998:5.1-42).

Fraser, Michael (ed.). Computers & Texts.

Frost, Jeff. Jeff's English Page.

Hart, Michael. Project Gutenberg. 1971.

--------. Project Gutenberg Newsletter March 1999.

--------. The Beginning of the Gutenberg Philosophy. August 1992.

--------. The Project Gutenberg Philosophy. August 1992.

--------. The Selection of Project Gutenberg Texts. August 1992.

--------. The Selection of Project Gutenberg's Etexts. 1992.

--------. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

Jokinen, Anniina. A Letter From the Editor.

--------. Luminarium.

Joyce, Michael. Publications Including Fictions.

Landow, George P. Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature: An Overview.

Liu, Alan. Voice of the Shuttle.

--------. Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature: General Resources.

--------. Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature: Renaissance & 17th Century.

--------. Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature: Romantics.

--------. Voice of the Shuttle: Editing.

--------. Voice of the Shuttle: General Humanities Resources.

--------. Voice of the Shuttle: The Myth.

--------. Voice of the Shuttle:English Literature. Minority Literatures.

Lynch, Jack. Literary Resources on the Net.

--------. Literary Resources - Other National Literatures.

--------. Literary Resources on the Net -- Eighteenth-Century Resources.

--------. Literary Resources on the Net -- Miscellaneous.

--------. Literary Resources on the Net: Search Result.

Matsuoka, Mitsuharu. Mitsuharu Matsuoka's Home Page.

Meierkord, Christiane. "Lingua France English: Characteristics of successful non-native-/non-native-speaker discourse." In: EESE 7 (1998).

Mohr, Hans Ulrich "Gothicism in Postmodern Anglo-American Narratives and Media." In: EESE 4 (1997).

Morgan, Eric Lease. A Brief History of the Alex Catalogue.

--------. About the Catalogue.

--------. Alex Author List.

--------. Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts.

--------. Collection Management Policy.

Neumann, Fritz-Wilhelm (ed.). Erfurt Electronic Studies in English (EESE).

Ockerbloom, Mark. About the On-Line Books Page.

--------. The On-Line Books Page.

--------. What Goes in the On-Line Books Indexes.

--------. A Celebration of Women Writers.

Petraglia-Bahri, Deepika. Introduction to Postcolonial Studies. Atlanta, 1996.

Pocock, Stephen (ed.). Literature Online (LION). 1996.

--------. "A Response to Dr Reimer's review of The English Poetry Full-Text Database." In: Computers & Texts 11 (March 1996).

Popham, Michael (ed.). Home of The Oxford Text Archive. 1976.

--------. OTA Collections Policy 1.1 March 16, 1998.

--------. Who is funding the OTA.

Reimer, Stephen. "The Chadwyck-Healey Poetry Full-Text Database." In: Computers & Texts 11 (March 1996).

Rommel, Thomas. Surf the WWW from Tübingen.

--------. Much Ado About Nothing. 1998.

Siemens, R. G. "Disparate Structures, Electronic and Otherwise: Conceptions of Textual Organisation in the Electronic Medium, with Reference to Electronic Editions of Shakespeare and the Internet." In: Early Modern Literary Studies 3.3 / Special Issue 2 (January, 1998: 6.1-29).

Study Web. 17th, 18th, 19th Centuries.

Study Web. About. Study Web Ratings Information.

Study Web. British Literature. General.

Study Web.

The English Browser.

The Johns Hopkins University Press. Journals.

The Literary Times.

University of Virginia Electronic Text Center. English Language Resources. 1992.

University of Virginia Electronic Text Center. English Online Resources. 1992.

Van Leeuwen, Steven (ed.). Project Bartleby Archive. 1994.

--------. The New Bartleby Library. 1997.


List servers

Clark, Lawrence James (ed.). AMLIT-20TH. [AMLIT-20TH@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU].

Cook, Hardy M. (ed.). SHAKSPER. Shakespeare Electronic Conference. 1990. [SHAKSPER@WS.BOWIESTATE.EDU].

--------. Shakespeare Electronic Conference SHK 8.0001.

--------. Shakespeare Electronic Conference SHK 10.0325.

--------. Shakespeare Electronic Conference SHK 10.0397.

--------. Shakespeare Electronic Conference SHK 10.0412.

--------. Shakespeare Electronic Conference SHK 10.0419.

--------. Shakespeare Electronic Conference SHK 10.0694.

--------. "The Politics of an Academic Discussion Group." (1997) SAA1997 SHAKSPER.

Jones, Rhett (ed.). J-JOYCE. [J-JOYCE@LISTS.UTAH.EDU].

--------. J-JOYCE. [] March 25, 1999. Subject: Kosovo.

L-Soft list server at Bowie State University (1.8c). [] SHAKSPER ANNOUNCE.

McCarthy, Patrick (ed.). DICKNS-L. Charles Dickens Forum. [DICKNS-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU].


Emails cited

Date sent: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 11:31:49 -0600
Send reply to: "Discussion of American Literature from 1880-present."
[AMLIT-20TH@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU], Lawrence James Clark [ljc8132@ACS.TAMU.EDU]
From: Lawrence James Clark [ljc8132@ACS.TAMU.EDU]
Subject: listserv commands
Hi all,

Here are some helpful commands which you can send to

>The currently accepted commands are the following and all must appear in the
>*BODY* of the message. You can send multiple commands, each in one line
>finishing with END.
>SUBSCRIBE List_Name Your_FirstName Your_LastName
> Subscribes you to the list called List_Name.
> Unsubscribes you from the list called List_Name.
> Shows the list served at this site:
>REVIEW List_Name
> Shows the list of user currently subscribing to
> List_Name.
> Sends this message.
>INFO List_Name
> Send information on the list
>INDEX List_Name
> Shows a list of documents available for GET
>SEARCH List_Name Key_Word
> Searches the documents for a key_word
>GET List_Name File_Name
> Retrieves the document called File_Name
> Set your subscription parameters to OPTION
> Currently available options are:
> (default options are indicated)
> ACKN : Confirms that you sent a message to the list.
> NOACKN : No Acknowledgment is sent
> [Default].
> CONCEAL : Hides your name from a REVIEW command
> NOCONCEAL : Shows your name in a REVIEW command
> [Default].
> ACTIVE : Makes your subscription active
> [Default]
> INACTIVE : Suspends your subscription until the next
> ACTIVE command.
> DIGEST : Sends digests rather than individual messages
> MAIL : Sends you individual messages.
> [Default].
> REPRO : Send a copy of the message to the sender
> [Default]
> NOREPRO : Does not send a copy of the message to the sender

Lawrence James Clark
Texas A&M University

-- End --

Date sent: Mon, 10 May 1999 21:32:36 +0100 (BST)
From: Michael Fraser []
To: Thorsten Schreiber []
Subject: Re: Computers & Texts

Dear Thorsten,

The issues available online at contain the fulltext of articles and reviews available in the print edition. Everything on our Web site is freely available to anyone with a Web browser.

The printed edition is distributed free of charge to UK academics. It is not generally made available to non-UK subscribers (this is why we have the Web edition). A few libraries pay for the printed edition but the subscription fee they pay also covers other publications we might issue.

I hope this helps.

Dr Michael Fraser Email:
Manager, CTI Textual Studies Fax: +44 1865 273 275
Humanities Computing Unit, OUCS Tel: +44 1865 283 343
University of Oxford
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN

On Mon, 10 May 1999, Thorsten Schreiber wrote:

> Dear Mr Fraser,
> I am working on an MA dissertation concerning English Literatures on
> the Internet. One chapter is about electronic journals and I would
> like to ask if Computers & Texts is fully available online or if
> there are only sample articles on the net. Another question is,
> whether a subscription is only required for the printed issue.
> Many thanks in andvance.
> Yours,
> Thorsten Schreiber

-- End --

From: "Edward B. Germain" []
To: "" []
Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 17:29:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: joycelist statistics

On Thu, 6 May 1999 21:28:56 +1, Thorsten Schreiber wrote:

>Could you please tell me where and how I
>can access these statistics, if they're publicly available?
>Thank you in advance.

I have most (great majority) of the messages on the list since 1997. Right now the list is searchable by keywords only (boolean searches, too). You can use that. Hopefully, within 6 weeks, we will have a vastly better search mechanism.

What kind of statistics do you seek?

--Ed Germain


-- End --

Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 08:33:02 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Michael S. Hart" []
To: Thorsten Schreiber []
Subject: Re: FW: Copyright

The current copyright situation in the US requires 75 years, plus 1. . . for 76. . .so 1923 is copyrighted 22 is not. . .23 should become PD on 1/1/99, unless they pass yet another copyright extension, Hollywood is pushing hard. . . .

Please let me know what else I can tell you.



Michael S. Hart, Professor of Electronic Text
Benedictine University [Illinois Benedictine]
Carnegie Mellon University Visiting Scientist

Executive Director of Project Gutenberg Etext
Post Office Box 2782, Champaign IL 61825-3231
No official connection to U of Illinois--UIUC
Permanent Internet Address!!!

Internet User Number 100 [approximately] [TM]
One of the several "Ask Dr Internet" Sponsors

Break Down the Bars of Ignorance & Illiteracy
On the Carnegie Libraries' 100th Anniversary!

If I don't answer in two days, please resend.
It usually means I did not get/see your note.
For General Information on Project Gutenberg
Please send us email at:

-- End --

From: "Alan Liu" []
To: []
Subject: RE: Shuttle
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 09:33:37 -0800

Dear Thorsten,

The speed with which you can get VoS pages is a function primarily of the speed of the many connections between my location and yours; our server has not changed, though it is possible that the number of users has declined due to the holiday season. --Alan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thorsten Schreiber []
> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 1998 3:35 AM
> To: Alan Liu
> Subject: Shuttle
> Hello and sorry to bother you again.
> Is the shuttle weaving faster now?
> I checked it yesterday and it seemed a little bit faster...
> Yours,
> Thorsten

-- End --

From: "Alan Liu" []
To: []
Subject: RE: Mirror, mirror
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 00:00:41 -0800

Dear Thorsten,

I'm at the mercy of volunteers in Europe who want to keep a VoS mirror site. The mirror I used to have in England disappeared when the site administrator (at Oxford) left for another job. The mirror in Italy disappeared when the company who kept it was taken over by another company. If you know of anyone in Europe who would like to create a VoS mirror, please let me know. --Alan

P.S. What kind of difficulties are you experiencing in trying to access VoS pages? Do the pages begin to download and then stop?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thorsten Schreiber []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 1998 6:43 AM
> To: Alan Liu
> Subject: Mirror, mirror
> Hello again.
> After trying to access your VoS pages, which wasn't actually a great
> success, I'm desperately looking back at the days where there was a
> European mirror site. It's a great pity that it has been removed. I
> don't know if I'm the only one complaining about that but allow me to
> ask if you've considered to put it back on again?
> Thank you.
> Yours,
> Thorsten Schreiber

-- End --

Date sent: Thu, 6 May 1999 15:25:38 -0400
From: "L-Soft list server at Bowie State University (1.8c)"
Subject: How to Subscribe to SHAKSPER
To: Thorsten Schreiber [Thorsten.Schreiber@UNI-BAYREUTH.DE]
Copies to:
Send reply to:

Thu, 6 May 1999 15:25:38

Dear Potential SHAKSPERean,

Thank you for your interest in SHAKSPER, the international electronic conference for Shakespearean researchers, instructors, students, and any others who share their academic interests and concerns. Like the annual Shakespeare Association of America meetings (and the International Shakespeare Association conferences) SHAKSPER offers announcements and bulletins, scholarly papers, and the formal exchange of ideas-but SHAKSPER also offers the same opportunities for spontaneous informal discussion, eavesdropping, peer review, and a fresh sense of worldwide scholarly community.

Relevant formal newsletters and announcements are distributed electronically to all members of SHAKSPER, as are calls for papers, employment announcements, and notes or queries from any member. Members are encouraged to submit short reviews of scholarly books, news about videotape and film resources, theatre reports, and even draft articles for comment from other members.

Lengthier electronic texts such as Shakespearean conference papers, articles, or theses submitted by SHAKSPER members are available for on-line retrieval on an individual basis. Other forms of electronic information available on the Fileserver include an international directory of Shakespearean institutions, organizations, libraries, and journals; and a bibliography of poems, novels, plays, and films inspired by Shakespeare and his works. An e-mail directory of SHAKSPEReans is accessible to all members, to facilitate the electronic distribution of seminar papers prior to a conference (for example) and to encourage private correspondence and collaboration.

Technically, SHAKSPER is a LISTSERV "list" running under UNIX on a Sun workstation (a Sparc 4, running Solaris 2.5) at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. The list editor, Hardy M. Cook, is a Professor of English at Bowie State and can be contacted at []. The Editor normally publishes contributions to SHAKSPER unaltered or lightly edited, and grouped according to topic for readers' convenience: some possible categories could include Gender Studies, New Historicism, Computer Applications, Textual Studies, Rhetoric, Translation, Performance, Playhouses, and Film-but these suggestions are in no way intended to shape or inhibit the natural evolution of discussion. Contributions that are clearly irresponsible, offensive, or apart from SHAKSPER's purpose will be returned unpublished as will submissions concerning the so-called "Authorship Question."

If you wish to join, please send a brief autobiography (under 500 words) to the editor []. SHAKSPER is not open to automatic subscription, but the editor has been informed of your inquiry and is awaiting your biography file. Please be sure to include your full name, department, and institution, a biographical sketch, and an outline of your current interests and research topics. You may use REPLY to submit your brief biography to me, but please do not use REPLY/EDIT because it creates more work for me when I edit/format your biography for the current BIOGRAFY file. Your biography will be available only to other members and will be logged in a BIOGRAFY file on the SHAKSPER Fileserver. You will discover, on joining SHAKSPER, that these biographies are a helpful and interesting resource; your contribution will be appreciated.

I also ask that you consider contributing an electronic copy of your most recent SAA conference paper or Shakespearean article to the SHAKSPER on-line archive, for access by SHAKSPEReans only. All copyright is presumed to reside solely with you, the author, and will remain there-so please obtain prior permission from your publisher if the work has already been formally published. The aim of this archive is, among other things, to make available SAA conference papers to auditors and interested members who would otherwise have to trouble you for a copy by mail. (Contributed works should be in ASCII text form, with fewer than 70 characters per line, and with footnotes/endnotes in brackets at the appropriate location in the text. Please address all contributions or further questions to the SHAKSPER editor.)

Thank you for your interest in SHAKSPER, and I hope you will soon choose to join this exciting international community!

Hardy M. Cook (Editor)

-- End --

Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 22:21:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Patrick McCarthy []
To: Thorsten Schrieber []
Subject: Searching DICKNS-L

In response to repeated requests for this information,I am re-sending it to DICKNS-ELLERS for their use. Again, I thank Patrick Leary, editor of the VICTORIA list, who gave permission to adapt his userguid.vic for DICKNS-L purposes. PJM

You can use the listserv software just like a database by sending a set of commands to the listserv address telling it to search for a particular word, name, or phrase. The tricky part is that you have to type these commands just exactly right for it to work. Let's suppose that you want to get all the lists of new books that have been posted to DICKNS-L since day one. Here's the message you'd send to the listserv address:

// JOB Echo=No
Database Search DD=Rules
//Rules DD *

Everything in the above set of commands must look just as you see it here, with capital and small letters and spaces arranged just this way; notice, for instance, that there is a space after the first "//", but not after the second one. (Note, too, that if you want to search for a phrase, you need to put it in quotes.) This will get you a list of all postings containing the phrase "new books," followed by the text of the postings themselves. If you just want to try some searches to see what they would turn up before getting the actual texts, simply leave off the "PRINT" command; this will get you the list, and you can then send the whole command-set again, with "PRINT" added, when you're sure that your search terms have retrieved what you want.

Patrick McCarthy
UC Santa Barbara

-- End --

Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 22:15:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Patrick McCarthy []
To: Thorsten Schreiber []
Subject: Re: Dickens list

Mr. Schreiber...

Traffic on DICKNS-L varies considerably from week to week and month to month. When an interesting topic arises, we can burn up the wires. But as I say in the materials sent to each subscriber, we are not a "chat group," and (with the concurrence of subscribers) expanded comments, especially those of a personal nature, are edited and reduced before reaching the list. Many postings I answer myself, and some do not rise to the level of interest to the group.

Patrick McCarthy

On Mon, 17 May 1999, Thorsten Schreiber wrote:

> Dear Professor McCarthy,
> I have another question concerning the Dickens list: I noticed that
> the traffic seems to be very low. Does it take a long time to collect
> and edit the messages, or aren't there that many?? Other lists have a
> more frequent discussion, e.g. Shaksper or joyce...
> Thanks a lot,
> Thorsten Schreiber

-- End --

Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 09:18:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Patrick McCarthy []
To: Thorsten Schreiber []
Subject: Re: Dickens list

There were about 650 the last time I looked.

Patrick McCarthy

On Mon, 10 May 1999, Thorsten Schreiber wrote:

> Dear Professor McCarthy,
> Many thanks for your information. Could you also tell me how many
> people (roughly) are subscribed to the list?
> Yours,
> Thorsten Schreiber
> On 9 May 99 at 18:39, Patrick McCarthy wrote:
> > Dear Mr. Schreiber,
> >
> > Yes, DICKNS-L is a moderated list, and I am the moderator.
> >
> > Yours truly,
> >
> > Patrick McCarthy
> > English Department
> > University of California
> > Santa Barbara

-- End --

Date sent: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:02:54 +0100 (BST)
From: Oxford Text Archive []
To: "Th. Schreiber" []
Subject: Re: Online holdings

On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Th. Schreiber wrote:

Dear Thorsten Schreiber,

Thank you for your enquiry:

> I am doing an MA dissertation on English Literatures on the Internet and
> would like to include your service. During research, I found out that the
> OTA does offer a number of texts online. I would like to ask you if you
> could let me know how many of the texts in your holdings are actually
> freely available online.

We are currently re-building the OTA web site so that as many freely-available texts as possible are accessible directly on-line. The number of freely available online texts will therefore grow as more are deposited with us and as we clear the back-log of texts waiting to be released. At present there are something like 200 titles which can be downloaded or searched directly from the web site. Please note that we are trying to get all our holdings encoded to a basic TEI format, so that users will not only be able to download the texts, but will be able to perform various searches on texts via the web site itself.

> I checked some of Shakespeare's plays from the Norton Shakespeare. They
> seem to be accurate and thus represent a reliable source for academic use.
> All in all, I must say that your service is very well maintained. I would
> be grateful if you could reply to my enquiry in due course.

Thank you for the above comments. The OTA does not actually create any of the texts which it holds, but we rely on the academic community to deposit texts they have created with us. Therefore we do not have much say as to the content of some of the texts deposited with us, but we try to maintain a high academic standard as well as trying to find out of print or difficult to find e-texts rather than just collect multiple version of Shakespeare!

If there is anything else I can help you with please don't hesitate to get back in touch with me,

Alan Morrison
Oxford Text Archive

-- End --