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A Web Companion to Contemporary American Literature

– Michael Wutz


Please remember: In sync with the ethos of the web, the list below is always in the making. Please let us know if you've made new discoveries as you make your excursions into cyberia, and please check out related web pages on this site as well.

Note as well that, while many websites may be informative and useful, they are typically no substitute for the more sustained scholarly discussion of a book.

To be updated and expanded periodically — please stay tuned!

  • MAL PAL, MEDIA HUB and THEO PAL in the navigation menu above, as well as the dividing membrane between modern and contemporary/postmodern literature/culture/theory, is, much in the spirit of postmodern forms of destabilization, fluid and permeable.
  • Reel Web and JAZZ PAL, also in the navigation menu above, might lead you to useful web resources on film & film criticism.
  • Modern American Poetry (MAP), a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern and contemporary American poetry, is also a most useful beginning resource.








African-American History & Culture

World War II & context



Historical Developments, Related Figures and Such

Individual Writers and Artists


For 20th/21st-century American poets, the Modern American Poetry site (above) is generally useful. Many contemporary writers are also featured per audio and video on, among others, National Public Radio and YouTube. See ReelWeb for sites on film.


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