. . . . . . . . . . . the Henry James scholar's Guide to Web Sites
, prepared by Jay S.Spina of Salem State College, assisted by Joseph Spina. This searchable .pdf file combines in one text the 1871 Atlantic Monthly version and James's very extensive revisions in 1878 for the book version. James's insertions are underlined, his deletions struck out. The notes at the end enumerate the discrepancies between these versions and the more readily available reprints of 1959.This site was selected by The New York Times "Browser" column as one of five recommended Web sites for the week of January 27, 2000.ETEXTS at State University of New York, New Paltz
Beesker.com on Henry James - Beesker purports to "provide an independent and professional selection of the world's best websites, including the best websites for buying..." The hundreds of selections go from "Aardvarks" to "Zippers" and include "Henry James" and "William Shakespeare" along the way. Beesker is financed only by Google Adsense advertisements; no payment is accepted from the selected websites.
NEW: *The Henry James E-Journal, Number 17: "More Than a 'Player': James Brand Pinker and the Literary Estate of Henry James" - by Kerry Sutherland. The role of Henry James's literary agent in arranging for the posthumous publications. New information, based on many manuscript sources.
- A Hyper-Concordance to the Henry James etexts at New Paltz - Concordance provided by Mitsuharu Matsuoka and Masahiro Komatsu of Nagoya University.
NOTE: After clicking on a line number in the list of "hits," be patient if nothing seems to be happening. It may take a while for the complete text of a long novel to be downloaded so that you can navigate in all of it. Also note that after you get a list of "hits," you must use the mouse to raise the horizontal lines (borders) to enlarge the window at the bottom, which contains the text of the story or novel.
Concordances for many authors besides Henry James can be accessed from the drop-down list of authors. Clicking on "home" will make available many on-line resources for Victorian literature.
- The Golden Bowl - with hypertext links (html) - complete text of the New York Edition of 1909 - A menu of 135 thematic phrases, classified into twelve categories, invites jumps to the phrases' contexts in the novel. For the complete novel without hypertext links, more suitable for printing and editing, page down to the version in the section "Longer works by Henry James."
Some early Henry James short stories, uncollected by James unless otherwise indicated
- The Sweetheart of M. Briseux- in .pdf format - a searchable photographic image of the original printing in The Galaxy, June 1873. Two painters: a starving genius with burning eyes contrasted with a well-fed, self-satisfied incompetent--with a woman to tell the tale.
- A Light Man- in .pdf format - a searchable photographic image of the original printing in The Galaxy, July 1869. Later revised twice, the second time for Stories Revived (1885). James's epigraph invites us to compare this story with Robert Browning's "A Light Woman," as Sheldon Novick points out in his biography of James (Vol. I, pp. 181-82).
- Travelling Companions - in .pdf format - a searchable photographic image of the original printing in The Atlantic Monthly of November-December, 1870 - Fruit of James's Italian tour of 1869-70, this romantic love story is richly furnished, almost overly furnished, with impressions of painting, architecture, and Italian atmosphere. Venice, to a young man, just discovering that he is in love, appears in a "golden glow," "a golden clearness so perfect that the rosy flush on the marble palaces seemed as light and pure as the life-blood on the forehead of a sleeping child." A good story to contrast with "The Aspern Papers."
- Osborne's Revenge - in .pdf format - a searchable photographic image of the original printing in The Galaxy of July 1868. This story eschews the romantic elements found in several of James's very early stories. The ironic reversal at the end, undermining and changing everything that has gone before, may remind readers of the ironic reversal in The Ambassadors.
- The Story of a Year (html) - A young woman in love with two men, one a soldier. The moralizing and "fine writing" of a young author, together with a somewhat unresolved ending, giving a foretaste of the more mature James. James's second published story. From The Atlantic Monthly (March 1865).
- Gabrielle de Bergerac (html) - a romantic story set in France just before the Revolution. From The Atlantic Monthly (July through September, 1869).
- Guest's Confession (html) - an engaging and rather neglected James short story. From The Atlantic Monthly (October and November, 1872).
Short Stories from the New York Edition of Henry James, volume 16
Longer works by Henry James
- The American Scene, a freshly proofread etext - Henry James's commentary on his long visit to America which began in 1904. This is the original 1907 British edition, complete, which contains a concluding section not in the American edition. The new proofreading, by Leatrice Chan, was posted on August 25, 2007. Among the errors of the previous version was the omission of several lines on page 239.
- Watch and Ward, a variorum etext
TABLE OF CONTENTS of "the Henry James scholar's Guide to Web Sites"
- NEW: Number 17: "More Than a 'Player': James Brand Pinker and the Literary Estate of Henry James" * - by Kerry Sutherland - The role of Henry James's literary agent in arranging for the posthumous publications. New information, based on many manuscript sources.
Number 16: "The 'Reversed Chapters' in The Ambassadors* - A discussion of Robert Young's claim in 1950 that the 1903 Harper's edition of The Ambassadors and the New York Edition of 1909 printed chapters 28 and 29 in the reverse of the proper order. Later editions have made the "correction," but in 1992 Jerome McGann argued in American Literature that Young had it wrong. Adrian Dover's discussion of the issue, posted on the Ladder, a Henry James website, and Casey Abell's recent posts in JamesF-L have given renewed prominence to the McGann thesis.
- Number 15: "A 'Bright-Eyed Animal': Atavistic Genius in Roderick Hudson" - by Elizabeth Harris McCormick - "Roderick's gifts emerge out of a paradoxical state: truly bestial traits are part and parcel of his imagination-driven personality, yet this same creativity grants him entrée into the superhuman strata of divine power. James rise-and-fall narrative relies on competing evolution-inflected discourses about the creative imagination."
- Number 14: "A Journey to Realism: From Balzac to James through Melodrama" - by Christina Whitney - focuses particularly on Eugénie Grandet and Washington Square
- Number 13: "Eliot Rewritten, James Revisited: A Streak of Roman Sunlight Reveals the Real Inspiration for The Portrait of a Lady" - by James S. Berkman - a comparison of Middlemarch and The Portrait of a Lady
- Number 12: "Cityscapes - A re-reading of Henry James' The Ambassadors - Dr. Biljana Dojcinovic Nesic of the University of Belgrade traces with rich detail the relationship between the inner and outer worlds of Strether, the way scenery is turned into the site of a cityscape. Cityscapes are the interfaces "of a live interchange between the heroes and the environment." Cityscapes have "unstable boundaries," lessons in "the eroticism of the unseen," and "multidimensionality." For Strether, sensing what he does not see beneath Marie de Vionnet's black sleeves, "the gold, the clink, the bracelets and bangles are distant sounds of Babylon, East otherness," shimmering in the consciousness--a cityscape.
- Number 11 "In Defence of Henry James" - by Ramaswamy R. Iyer, New Delhi - The defence of Henry James's late style (in section V) should not be missed.
- Number 10: Review of Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic, by Sigi Jöttkandt - reviewed by Greg W. Zacharias
- Number 9: "Hate's Rebate, Or Love's Largesse: Back to Back on 'The Bench of Desolation'" - by Sigi Jöttkandt - James's 1910 story viewed in Freudian light
- Number 8: "Henry James and a 'Sense' of Place: The Modalities of Perception" - by John D. Ballam - What Maisie Knew, English Hours, modal verbs, and "the multifarious dimensions of reality"
- Number 7: "James Cellan Jones's View of Female Potential in The Portrait of a Lady (1968) and The Golden Bowl (1972)" by Laurence Raw - films, fiction, and feminism
- Number 6: "A Virtual Henry James" - by Andrew Cutting - Henry James in a digital world. In hypertext format, this article was especially designed to appear in The Henry James E-Journal, as the medium is part of the message.
- Number 5: "The Portrait without a Subject: German Re-visioning, the Self, Nature, and the Jamesian Novel" - by Michael S. Martin - Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment in relation to Henry James's The Art of Fiction and The Portrait of a Lady
- Number 4: "Observing Femininity: Peter Bogdanovich's Daisy Miller (1974)" - by Laurence Raw
- Number 3: "Ghosts at the Windows: Shadow and Corona in The Ambassadors" - by Richard Hathaway - (reproduced by permission of The Henry James Review.)
- Number 2: "Pushkin in The Aspern Papers" - by Joseph S. O'Leary
- Number 1: "Still Seduced by the Exquisitely Ambiguous? Of Contestation, Polarization, and _The American Scene_" - by Gert Buelens
- Browse Cornell's Making of America image library - Thousands of books and 19th-century periodicals are reproduced in their entirety as page-by-page images--for example The Atlantic Monthly, The Galaxy, and other periodicals in which James's stories and novels first appeared. Clicking on "J" at the bottom of the page allows you to browse in "J" authors and book titles, including Henry James. Each page image reproduces the original source exactly. Images are loaded one page at a time, can be zoomed, and are downloadable, one page at a time, in various formats, including pdf (Adobe Acrobat). For those wishing to do Optical Character Recognition or printing of images, the pdf format works especially well.
- Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Periodicals - Provided by the Library of Congress, this search engine is another way, which some may find more user-friendly, of accessing not only the Cornell image library, but other images.
ABOUT HENRY JAMES:
- NEW: "The Condition of Music" - a short essay, online, by Walter Idlewild.
- NEW: a Henry James Bibliography 2004-2013 - Books by and about Henry James in the Harvard University Library, published from 2004 to 2013.
- NEW: Henry James's letters to Hendrik Andersen - a commentary by Jed Perl, art critic of The New Republic, on James's criticisms of Hendrik Andersen's sculpture. James writes, for example, "I sometimes find your sexes not quite intensely enough differentiated"; the ladies resemble "a shade too much the gentlemen." Some sculptures of lovers are "noble & admirable"; but, James writes to Andersen, he doesn't "find the hands, on the backs, living enough & participant enough in the kiss. They would be, in life, very participant--to their finger-tips & would show it in many ways."
- NEW: Henry James and Howard Sturgis's Belchamber - a review by Alan Hollinghurst of Belchamber. James's criticisms of the novel. His relationship with Sturgis.
- NEW: Joseph Warren Beach on Henry James - from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XVII, Chapter XII
- Sheldon Novick's Henry James site, with Prologue to his James biography - Note that Sheldon Novick's second volume, Henry James: The Mature Master, is now available, along with a paperback edition of the first volume (Henry James: The Young Master).
- The Henry James Resource Center - selective, annotated bibliography; biographical sketch; list of adaptations of James's works on stage and screen; list of every book on James published between 2000 and 2003
- Wikipedia articles on Henry James and his works - Casey Abell, who had written or rewritten much of Wikipedia's Henry James article, pointed out in December 2007 that he was no longer responsible for this article and that its comments on the Henry James biographies had been changed by another person in ways that he would not approve. Wikipedia articles are written and rewritten by users of Wikipedia.
- comments on The Sacred Fount - posted in "The Pinocchio Theory" Blog
- Several articles on Henry James by Joseph S. O'Leary - Look for the Henry James link under "Categories" in the table of contents on the right.
- Cynthia Ozick, An imaginary interview with Henry James in Heaven
- 1887 review of The Princess Casamassima - from the Guardian
- The Subtext of Violence in Henry James' The Wings of the Dove: The Sacrificial Crisis - by Kathryn Zervos - Fee required to view entire article.
- Cult of the Master - by James Wood. Concerning The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, and The Awkward Age - from The Atlantic, April 2003
- The Turn of the Screw: A History of Its Critical Interpretations 1898-1979 - a 1991 Ph.D. dissertation, in its entirety, by Edward J. Parkinson
- "'The Mysteries of Mimicry': Sublimity and Morality in The Golden Bowl" - a substantial article by Thomas F. Bertonneau - from Anthropoetics
- Three sets of miscellaneous articles about Henry James
- Study guides for students:
- Sparknotes on Daisy Miller - OR Sparknotes on The Turn of the Screw - OR Sparknotes on other subjects and on SAT (and other) test preparation - plot summaries, commentaries, study aids. Covers many college subjects: literature, computer science, history, philosophy, astronomy, etc.
- About James: criticism and biography - links provided by the Internet Public Library (See the "Libraries" section, below, for the IPL's links to criticism about other authors of all nationalities and periods.)
- Carl Van Doren on Henry James - from The American Novel (1921)
- Joseph Conrad on Henry James
- William Dean Howells on Henry James
- The Deathbed Notes of Henry James by Leon Edel (Atlantic Monthly, 1968)
- The Bostonians, an 1886 review by H. E. Scudder from The Atlantic Monthly
- Paul Reuben's selective bibliography of Henry James criticism
- Henry James Infography - writings about James - a highly selective bibliography - Similar "Infographies" for many other major authors can be searched for from this page.
- A selective bibliography for The Portrait of a Lady - Donna Campbell, Gonzaga University
BY HENRY JAMES:
- Famous quotations from the works of Henry James
- A Henry James essay on Turgenev
- Another Henry James essay on Turgenev
- Books by Henry James, listed chronologically
- Henry James Tales in Collections Index - republications of James's tales: a comprehensive index by Adrian Dover
- Henry James and The Atlantic Monthly - works by and about Henry James that have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly: "The Story of a Year" (1865), an installment of Portrait of a Lady, an 1882 review of Portrait of a Lady, Henry James as Landlord. Via the "Flashbacks archive" link, one can access early Atlantic reviews of literary classics.
- Henry James's 1872 review of Hawthorne's notebooks - (html, Eric Eldred - with links to his Hawthorne home page)
- Henry James's 1865 review of Dickens's Our Mutual Friend
FILMS AND HENRY JAMES:
- NEW: Review of 2013 film version of What Maisie Knew - from The New York Review of Books, June 13, 2013
- NEW: A British TV adaptation of The Turn of the Screw - a blog by Ellen Moody, with photographs from the film
- NEW: Film versions of Daisy Miller and The Europeans - a blog by Ellen Moody, with photographs from the films
- The Internet Movie Database - filmography for Henry James, including reviews of films - The Internet Movie Database is a comprehensive guide to films, though a number of Henry James films, especially television films, are omitted. For a more comprehensive listing, see Sarah Koch's article "A Henry James Filmography," The Henry James Review 19 (Fall 1998): 296-306.
- Reviews of the 1997 film of The Wings of the Dove - several dozen reviews, provided by The Internet Movie Database
- Reviews of the 1997 film of Washington Square - several dozen reviews, provided by The Internet Movie Database
- Reviews of the 1996 film The Portrait of a Lady - several dozen reviews, provided by The Internet Movie Database
- Reviews of the Merchant-Ivory film The Golden Bowl - several dozen reviews, provided by The Internet Movie Database
- "News" about the Merchant-Ivory film version of The Golden Bowl.
- NEW: Cambridge Edition of The Portrait of a Lady - a link to the projected Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James. Etexts for variant editions of The Portrait of a Lady are already available on this site.
- Henry James etexts at Adrian Dover's the Ladder - Annotations of the works and a concordance add to the interest of this excellent site. The following list may be incomplete, as Adrian Dover often adds new etexts of James's short stories to his site.
Novels (with individual links):
The Princess Casamassima; The Tragic Muse; The Spoils of Poynton; The Awkward Age; The Ivory Tower (with the long working note and extracts from the notebook entries);
TALES Classified Menu - Alphabetical Menu
NEW: The Beast in the Jungle; Sir Dominick Ferrand; The Way It Came (title later changed in the NYE to "The Friends of the Friends"; The Siege of London ;
The Abasement of the Northmores; The Altar of the Dead; The Beldonald Holbein; The Bench of Desolation; The Birthplace; Broken Wings; Brooksmith; Collaboration; Covering End; Crapy Cornelia; A Day of Days; Flickerbridge; Fordham Castle; Georgina's Reasons; The Given Case; The Great Condition; John Delavoy; Julia Bride; Lady Barberina; The Last of the Valerii; The Liar; A Light Man; A London Life; Lord Beaupr'e; Louisa Pallant; Master Eustace; Maud-Evelyn; Miss Gunton of Poughkeepsie; The Modern Warning; Mora Montravers; Mrs. Medwin; Mrs. Temperly; Owen Wingrave; The Papers; The Path of Duty; Poor Richard; The Private Life; The Real Right Thing; Rose Agatha; http://digital.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=176Do A Round of Visits; Sir Edmund Orme; The Solution; The Special Type; The Story in It; The Third Person; The Tone of Time; The Tree of Knowledge; The Turn of the Screw; The Two Faces; The Velvet Glove; The Visits; The Wheel of Time;
Summersoft and The High Bid (in both independent and parallel-text versions).
- The Third Person - an annotated etext on Adrian Dover's Henry James site - "The one really entertaining comedy among the uncanny tales," comments S. Gorley Putt in A Reader's Guide to Henry James
- NEW: Adrian Dover's Variant versions of James's tales - If you have an unidentified version of a James tale, go to this site for a good chance of working out which one it is.
- A concordance to Henry James etexts at Adrian Dover's Web site
- The American (text, the English Server)
- Henry James etexts at the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia - (html, by chapters) The Altar of the Dead, Daisy Miller, The Aspern Papers, Confidence, The Turn of the Screw - Page down to the Henry James section. A large collection of other etexts can also be accessed at http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/uvaonline.html.
- The Jolly Corner (html, Gaslight, Mt. Royal College)
- Etexts of Henry James works, accessed via Online Books (text and zip formats, some HTML)
NEW: Below the Henry James etext section in Online Books is an important new feature: links to the Hathi Trust page views of James's works. A photocopied image is given for each page of James's works in both first editions and later editions.
- Project Gutenberg etexts. These can be accessed directly via www.gutenberg.org, but you may find the "Online Books" gateway to Project Gutenberg etexts, the link given just above this one, convenient to use because it lists additional titles by James and Web sites other than Project Gutenberg. The following list is probably incomplete, as Project Gutenberg frequently adds new James etexts.The Ambassadors [originally prepared by Richard Hathaway, but unlike the text at New Paltz emended without notice and lacking his proofreading corrections of February 29, 2000], The Altar of the Dead, The American, The Aspern Papers, The Beast in the Jungle, The Beldonald Holbein, Brooksmith, The Chaperon, Confidence, The Coxon Fund, Daisy Miller (1879 text), The Death of the Lion, The Diary of a Man of Fifty, The Europeans, The Figure in the Carpet, Flickerbridge, Glasses, The Golden Bowl (1904 text), Greville Fane, In the Cage, An International Episode, The Jolly Corner, The Lesson of the Master, A Little Tour in France, The Madonna of the Future, The Marriages, Mrs. Medwin, Nona Vincent, Pandora, Sir Dominick Ferrand, The Patagonia, The Portrait of a Lady, The Pupil, The Real Thing, Roderick Hudson, The Story of [in] It, The Turn of the Screw
The following Project Gutenberg etexts are available indirectly via other sources:
* The Pension Beaurepas (text)
* A Bundle of Letters (text)
* The Point of View (text)
* Washington Square (text) - 1921 Macmillan edition
* Eugene Pickering (text)
Many of these titles are also available, with the added feature of being by chapters, from Great Literature Online (html). But note that the etext of The Ambassadors is the same Gutenberg etext that lacks the proofreading corrections of February 29, 2000. Also note that this site is full of pop-up advertising.
- The Ambassadors (html, byGosh.com) - copied from the New Paltz etext and divided into chapters, but prior to its proofreading corrections of February 29, 2000
- The Golden Bowl (html, byGosh.com) - not the New York Edition
- The Portrait of a Lady - (html, by chapters, Bartleby.com) - not the New York Edition
- The On-Line Books Page - a good place to begin a search for etexts. It is also an easy way to access etexts of James's works and may sometimes have a more up-to-date list of them than the list on this page, above.
- Athena - Pierre Perroud writes in 2011 "I have removed all links from http://athena.unige.ch/. They change too often and the work was too much time consuming. Now there are only texts edited at ATHENA, where urls will not change" -- principally of Rousseau and de Maupassant.
- Project Gutenberg - a primary provider of etexts
- University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center - Many of the etexts have restricted access.
- Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database - links to novels, poems, stories with commentary; links to paintings and audio recordings
- A Virtual Library of Virtual Libraries - a "bibliography of bibliographies" guide to etexts on the Web. Useful but by no means complete
- WebMuseum, Paris - Nicolas Pioch's must-see site. A huge collection of great paintings, full-screen, full-color. Cap off the experience with a guided tour of Paris.
Postings devoted to Henry James
- Click here for sample JamesF-L postings and for sending commands such as SUBSCRIBE, etc.
Using this link for sending such commands as SUBSCRIBE and UNSUBSCRIBE will facilitate getting them to the correct address.
The sample-posting topics include "THE TURN OF THE SCREW," "HENRY JAMES' GERMAN ESSAYS," and "HENRY JAMES AND HOMO-EROTIC DESIRE."
Messages by list subscribers for posting (i.e. sending to all JamesF-L subscribers) go by email to JAMESF-L@LISTS.CREIGHTON.EDU.
- NEW: Leon Edel Prize 2016
The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.
The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published. Please submit the manuscript in Microsoft Word format.
Send electronic submissions to: email@example.com
Author's name should not appear on the manuscript. Please identify essays as submissions for the Leon Edel Prize and include a brief curriculum vitae.
Decisions about regular publication are also made at the same time as the prize decision.
Deadline: November 1, 2016.
- NEW: Henry James conference October 20-22, 2016, American University of Paris
Call for Papers
The European Society of Jamesian Studies is glad to pre announce the international conference to be held in Paris at The American University of Paris (AUP) , and scheduled for October 20-22 2016. The theme will be "Reading James in the Twenty-First Century : Heritage and Transmission." The call for proposals will be launched end June 2015.
- NEW: 2016 International Henry James Conference
Call for Papers
"Commemorating Henry James / Commemoration in Henry James"
The theme of the 2016 International Henry James Conference, slated for 9-11 June (Thursday through Saturday) at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, will be "Commemorating Henry James / Commemoration in Henry James." Papers and panels are invited to address any aspect of that bilateral topic, as its critical contours have shifted in the century since the writer's death in 1916.
How has James's legacy been remembered and shaped by others since that time? Papers might examine the broad range of forms and cultural channels - eulogies, memoirs, collections of letters, poems, works of visual art, special periodical numbers, fictional recreations, confessions of influence, etc. - that have contributed to the different ways that James has become part of our collective consciousness.
In a parallel vein, how does James commemorate others - and even himself - in his fiction and non-fiction? Does that generic distinction even hold up when commemoration is James's goal? What aesthetic, cultural, political, and psychological impulses inform James's motives to commemorate?
Those attending the 2016 conference will also be invited to an exclusive viewing of the James Centennial Exhibition at the Houghton Library at Harvard University, where the James Family Papers formally have been housed since 1942.
Panels on the conference program will run for 90 minutes, to accommodate three 15-20 minute papers and allow sufficient time for questions and discussion afterward. Within that general time-frame, other configurations, of course, are possible - papers followed by a formal response, critical roundtables, and so forth - and these are also encouraged.
Proposals for individual papers and/or complete panels should be addressed to Michael Anesko by 15 December 2015 at firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Department of English, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.
- NEW: "Henry James and Memory"
British Library Conference Centre, London
14-16 April 2016
Call for Papers
Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities, University of East Anglia
Richard Holmes, OBE, FRSL, FBA, biographer
2016 marks the centenary of the death of Henry James (15 April 1843-28 February 1916), and will be a year in which James's heritage will be celebrated, and will come under scrutiny, in a variety of settings and in different modes. This first conference of the centenary year will take place in London, James's adopted home and the location of much of his fiction, and will be hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, one of the world's greatest libraries. Taking advantage of another centenary, it will give special attention to James's richly complex relation to Shakespeare, as well as to other writers, especially poets. In addition to academic papers, it will also involve readings by creative writers - in poetry and prose - of works inspired by James and his example.
The conference, which will start with a public event on Thursday evening 14 April and continue until Saturday afternoon 16 April 2016, invites proposals for individual papers (twenty minutes) and three-paper panels under the general rubric of 'Henry James and Memory.'
James was himself much given to the act of remembrance, whether reminiscing in his biographical and autobiographical writings, or echoing the words and works of other writers and artists in his fiction. Likewise, James has had a vivid afterlife in various literary and artistic forms up to the present day. 'Henry James and Memory' encourages submissions that address either of these angles.
Possible topics and themes include, but are not limited to:
* Jamesian allusions to, echoes of and other treatments of Shakespeare (the fourth centenary of whose death is also being commemorated extensively at the British Library in 2016) and other English, American, and European writers
* commemorations of James
* James's autobiographical and biographical writings
* representations of the processes of memory and imagination in James's fiction and non-fiction
* 'the visitable past': memory, commemoration, reminiscence in James's fiction and non-fiction
* adaptations of James for stage, film, radio, and television
* fiction based on James's life, or rewriting James's own fiction
* Jamesian influences in later writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama)
* James's legacies to criticism and theory
The academic organisers are Philip Horne (University College London), Gert Buelens (Ghent University) and Oliver Herford (University of Birmingham).
Please submit one-page proposals by e-mail to JamesAndMemory@gmail.com to reach us by 30 June 2015. Presenters will be notified by 15 August.
- The Henry James Review
- The Henry James Society - Founded in 1979, the Henry James Society devotes itself to encouraging scholarly, as well as public, interest in Henry James and the James family. The Society publishes _The Henry James Review_, edited by Susan M. Griffin at the University of Louisville and published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The annual subscription rate of $35 includes membership in the James Society. The Executive Director is Greg W. Zacharias, Creighton University, (email@example.com). The current President is Donatella Izzo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Transcriptions of Early Letters to Henry James - These letters, in the Houghton Library at Harvard, have never been published before and will probably never be available in book form. The editor for this site, "dearhenryjames.org", is Pierre A. Walker, Professor of English at Salem State College and co-general editor of the Complete Letters of Henry James (email: "email@example.com"). The letters are transcribed by Pierre Walker, Jamie Jamieson, and Jay S. Spina.
- Henry James complete-letters project - a project at Creighton University, Nebraska, to collect and publish copies of all of Henry James's letters.
- Henry James correspondence and journals at the Houghton Library - a listing by date and correspondent of 2221 letters at Harvard's Houghton Library, catalogued under the call number bMS Am 1094, (about half of the Houghton Library's collection of Henry James's manuscript letters). plus 16 volumes of diaries and appointment books. Includes correspondence of Alice James.
- Letters to Henry James from Robert Louis Stevenson - complete texts of the letters
- James Family Papers inventory - The papers are on loan from Ms. Bay James to Creighton University. The inventory describes each item fully, with brief quotations. Permission to copy the inventory is not required.
- An on-line calendar of Henry James's letters - a calendar of almost 10,500 letters and a register of more than 1,000 correspondents; compiled by Susan Gunter and Steven H. Jobe
- Emily Dickinson International Society page - There are many Emily Dickinson pages. Yahoo (see below) will find them quickly.
- American Transcendentalism Web - Ralph Waldo Emerson page [This link no longer works. If you know the URL to it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
- Nathaniel Hawthorne home page
- William Dean Howells Society home page
- Herman Melville home page - many links to other home pages and Web sites
- "The House of Usher," an Edgar Allan Poe home page - We assume no responsibility for what may happen to you in "The House of Usher."
- Edith Wharton Society home page
- a Walt Whitman page - includes facsimiles of the four lost Whitman notebooks, found in 1995
- Leaves of Grass (Philadelphia: David McKay, 1900) - not the Deathbed Edition. Readers will notice many lines that are different from the ones usually printed today. "Song of Myself" is titled "Walt Whitman." Many variant readings are noted (in hypertext).
- Reading Group Guides.com - Discussion questions for book groups. Brief descriptions of books and quotations from reviews. Hundreds of book titles, particularly of contemporary novels. A few 19th-century books. Several William Faulkner titles, but no Henry James.
- Something from Japan: Mitsuharu Matsuoka's home page - 19th-century English literature (especially Gaskell, Gissing, and Dickens); American literature. See the Index for a remarkably varied list of topics. Links to museums, publishers, newspapers all over the world.
- Literary Resources on the Net - Jack Lynch's links to everything from Cicero to semiotics. Home pages, calls for papers, mailing lists, etc.
- Voice of the Shuttle home page - Alan Liu's unusually comprehensive guide to Web sites. Of particular interest to scholars in the humanities. Note that "Literature (English)" on the menu includes American literature.
- Donna M. Campbell's site - a useful gateway to many resources: literary Web sites, bibliographies, discussion questions, etc. Clicking on "American Literature Site," then on "Henry James" brings up a rich array of links. A great many American authors, especially 19th-century ones are similarly covered.
- Eldritch Press page - links to many items of interest, including the campaign against the new copyright law that restricts creation of etexts
- ZD Net - reviews of computer hardware and software, with price comparisons for different retail sources
- The New York Times
- Bing language translator - Need help translating Henry James's French? Bing translates several languages, though the results may not fit a particular context. Accents for characters are not needed.
- MLA On-line Bibliography via FirstSearch - This link is for the convenience of those who are connected to the Internet via a college that has a FirstSearch account.
- Internet Public Library - a comprehensive index to just about any subject.
- Literary criticism at the Internet Public Library - links to on-line literary criticism concerning authors of all periods and nationalities.
- LibDex - provides access to library home pages and catalogs, worldwide.
- Library of Congress
- Harvard University Library
- New York Public Library
- Books by and about Henry James currently for sale - links to Amazon and a few other Web-based new-book dealers
- The Library of America's collection of works by Henry James - This page has notes on, among other things, publication dates and places, James's proofreading practices, and the kinds of textual revisions James made. (Click on "note on the texts" at the top of the page for each volume.)
- Bibliofind - for buying and selling used books on the Web - links to thousands of book dealers, including rare book dealers
- Chegg.com - for renting, buying, and selling textbooks. Plants a tree for every book they sell or rent.
- Abebooks - another link for buying and selling used books on the Web - links to thousands of book dealers, including rare book dealers
- Bedford/St. Martin's links to Web sites
- The Heath Anthology of American Literature Page - ideas for teaching with the World Wide Web - Also has many many links to Web sites for American authors, organized by this anthology's table of contents.
- Al Filreis, University of Pennsylvania - a quite varied collection of literary links to browse in
- Google - The premier search engine.
- Open Directory Project - a comprehensive directory of the Web, maintained by humans, not machines. The editors are volunteers who have come forward, each to edit a category. A category can be as small as single author. To find Henry James, click in succession on Arts, Literature, Authors, J, James.
- Yahoo - turns up fewer irrelevancies than AltaVista, WebCrawler, Excite, Lycos, and HotBot
- Lycos, HotBot
- About.comUses humans, not automated Web crawlers, to find new Web sites, says The New York Times. To save time with About.com, instead of entering your query in the "search box," experiment with clicking on topics to narrow down your search. For example, Arts/Humanities>Literature Classic>American Authors>Henry James
- HTML Primer
- TUCOWS - a provider of domain names, software downloads, free software
- Website Setup Guide - a step-by-step guide - hosting, creating the siteRichard D. Hathaway, Professor Emeritus of English
In Heaven there'll be no algebra,
No learning dates or names,
But only playing golden harps
And reading Henry James.
. . . . . . , (Anonymous)
SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, NY 12561, USA
Return to Top of Page
Page last updated June 30, 2015