Literature & Feminist Criticism

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Classical Antiquity

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South Asian Literature

Electronic Resources at Barnard & Columbia

The Digital Humanities Center has a number of very useful databases for feminist research:

  • Afro-American Poetry Database (CD-ROM).
    Published poetry from approximately 55 poets between 1760 and 1900.
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1783 (CD-ROM).
    Leading colonial American Newspaper (full text and facsimiles).
  • The Civil War: a Newspaper Perspective (CD-ROM).
    American Civil War reportage from the New York Herald, the Richmond Gazette, and the Charleston Mercury.
  • English Poetry Full-Text Database (CD-ROM)
    Published works of 1,350 English writers from the 7th to the 19th centuries.
  • English Verse Drama Full-Text Database (CD-ROM).
    585 works by 212 authors from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
  • Wife of Bath's prologue (CD-ROM).
    Hypertext edition of all 58 pre-1500 manuscripts and printed editions, with transcriptions, collations and digitized images.
  • Library of the Future (CD-ROM).
    970 literary, philosophical, religious and scientific works by over 1000 authors. English & English translations.
  • Past Masters (CD-ROM).
    Philosophical texts by Aquinas, Aristotle, Bentham, Berkeley, Decartes, Hobbes, Hume, Leibnitz, Locke, Machiavelli, Mill, Ricardo, Rousseau, Smith, Spinoza & others
  • ARTFL: American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (online database).
    Approximately 2000 French literary, religious, philosophical, political and scientific works from the 17th to 20th centuries. A few medieval and Renaissance texts.
  • LIZ: Letteratura Italiana Zanichelli (CD-ROM).
    362 works of Italian literature.
  • Perseus: Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece. (CD-ROM).
    Hypermedia database of texts, images, maps, and reference sources. (English and Greek.)
  • CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts (CD-ROM).
    Entire Corpus Christianorum series. Selected works from the Patrologia Latina & other collections
  • Patrologia Latina (CD-ROM).
    Collection of patristic and medieval Latin ecclesiastical authors, based on the Migne collection.