public marks

PUBLIC MARKS from jlesage with tags culture & literature

01 December 2006

Orion Magazine

ideas of sustainability and its cultural contexts; many notable writers and artists here

BBC - collective - the interactive culture magazine

by 4 others
a social networking site in which BBC offers cultural reviews, with clips, and readers comment or write alternative reviews; readers also submit own reviews

Black Film Research Online

good discussion of Black film in Chicago; also a large section on how to do Black film research on the Internet


by 20 others
another social bookmarking site to find books to read like the ones you know, in genres you prefer, enjoyed by other readers with your tastes; it's one of the fun features of, now with whole sites for the purpose

30 November 2006

Boston Review

by 1 other
left political and literary review, good writing

27 November 2006

Dr. Chris Mullen, The Visual Telling of Stories, illustration, design, film, narrative sequences, magazines, books, prints etc

by 1 other
a very large historical archive, often from advertising, "to provide for all levels of possible viewer a visually orientated taxonomy of the ways in which pictures are used to tell stories." unique collection, also useful for many other purposes

Lists of Bests

by 5 others
again, I am fascinated by lists of bests, especially as related to literature; they comprise both an ideology of the canon and a sociology of popular tastes, a la Bourdieu; in an extended form, they comprise much of

22 November 2006

DIGITALSOULS.COM - new media art | philosophy | culture

"one of the longest continuously running online galleries and e-zines dedicated to new media art, digital culture and philosophy; contributions by international artists and writers including Brian Eno, Yoko Ono, John Berger, Sean Cubitt, Susan Sontag..."

21 November 2006

Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature: An Overview

longstanding and well maintained site by Internet humanities pioneer, George P. Landow. Organized by country and by conceptual approaches. Courses linked to. Useful internal search engine.

18 November 2006 Accessible Writing

by 3 others
large collection of academic essays; "such diverse topics as art, architecture, race, Internet studies, sexuality, drama, design, multimedia, and current social issues. Also hypertext and streaming audio and video recordings."

16 November 2006

15 November 2006

generations, translations

research and translations by a small group of people interested in developing critical approaches to philosophy and social and political thought. It involves theoretical openness as an experimental method, as an ethical principle and as a social practice

13 November 2006 -- the media theory site

large site, attractive new design as of 11/06. essays, links, delving into popular culture and playing with it, theoretical explorations and savvy; highly recommended

12 November 2006

Postmodern Thought

by 1 other
contemporary theory, critical theory, cultural theorists

11 November 2006

Zen Koans -

by 4 others
zen koans help writers rethink narrative in another tradition of storytelling


information on the visual arts, performing arts, design, literature, music and film; short entries on major figures

06 November 2006

Litsum: The Most Free Literature Summaries, Study Guides and Book Summaries

by 3 others
like Cliff's Notes but now free; teachers beware and forget about those book reports on the classics

Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society

very large bibliography on Critical Whiteness Studies, broken down into various categories; not interactive and does not lead to full text essays; worth going to the library to follow up on

Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry

Course outline and reading list for fine arts course on landscape photography; excellent bibliography; will require a trip to the photography books section of a fine arts library

03 November 2006

Electronic Literature Organization

by 1 other
some links to contemporary hypertext literature; information about and reviews of artists' DVDs