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Senior Capstone: Websites

Selected Websites

General Resources

Romantic Circles
Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. 
Also check out Romantic Circles' delicious account for a listing of romaticism websites:

Romantic Chronology
A great edited website to put events in historical context.


Definitions of Romanticism

Art & Music

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Romanticism 
This site through the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights art of the Romantic era and supporting resources.

Petrucci Music Library
Find specific pieces of music to analyze.

American Musicology Society
This includes a listing of sites of interest to musicologists.


The Literary Gothic
A collection of links for research on Gothicism created by Jack G. Voller, a Professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

My Hideous Progeny
A site on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein created as part of a Master's Thesis by Cynthia Hamberg, a student at Ultrecht University. 

Sublime Anxiety: The Gothic Family and the Outsider
This online special collection from the University of Virginia looks at the rise of the gothic as well as its more modern influence. 

Women in the Romantic Era

British Women Romantic Poets
From the University of California Davis, browse texts by female poets of the era.


Blake and Union
Information about William Blake and links to more resources



Google Web Search

Evaluating Websites

Using websites found on search engines such as Google or Bing? Evaluate your findings for Authority, Currency, Objectivity, Coverage and Accuracy.


  • Is an author listed?
  • What are his/her credentials
  • Can I contact him/her?
  • Is the page published by a particular institution?
  • Are they respected?
  • What does the url tell you?


  • When was the page published?
  • Is it being maintained? Has it been updated recently?
  • Are there any broken links?


  • Does the publishing body have bias?
  • Does the author have bias?
  • Are both sides of arguments presented?


  • Does the author cite his/her information sources?
  • Are these sources authentic?
  • Is information missing?
  • Is information organized and formatted well?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is this website appropriate for my level of research?


  • Are there misspellings or grammatical errors?
  • Do you notice other errors?