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"The Collector's Urge:" Professor Fran Pritchett's Homepage Is a Labyrinth of Scholarly DelightsColumbia InteractiveFran Pritchett's academic fascinations extend thousands of years into the past, but when it comes to technology, she is an early adopter. When we at Columbia Interactive stumbled across her site, we were amazed not only at the sheer volume of resources she has compiled on her personal website, but at the visual richness of the pages, which are embellished with lush, detailed images of South Asian art and architecture.
A Desertful of Roses - The Urdu Ghazals of Mirza Asadullah Khan "Ghalib"Frances W. PritchettThis astonishing site showcases the works of nineteenth century Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib. Presented on the site are 234 of Ghalib's ghazals along with information about the texts, their arrangement, dating, meter, and transliteration. Web resources include an extensive collection of images of Ghalib's Delhi and Agra, anecdotes, an index of technical terms and names, a detailed bibliography, and links to related websites.
Arthur C. Danto's The ArtworldColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis interactive text includes theoretical writings on aesthetics by Danto and others, as well as hundreds of images and archival videos that help document art theory and the arts circa 1964. Columbia network connection required.
Columbia E-Guide: Archives and Manuscript CollectionsLibraryWebA selective guide to archives and manuscript collections in national libraries, state archives and libraries, college and university collections, and historical society archives. Prepared and maintained by CU Library staff.
Columbia University DKV Editorial Style Guide
Columbia University Digital Knowledge VenturesIn addition to providing detailed guidance on traditional style and usage problems, this new style guide addresses the editorial issues that arise when editing text for production on the Web.
Digital DanteInstitute for Learning TechnologiesThis multimedia study space provides a wealth of resources for students of The Divine Comedy.
John Milton: Paradise Lost, Book IXColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis interactive text illuminates Book IX of Paradise Lost and features hyperlinked notes and glossaries of terms and persons. Fully searchable and easy to navigate by table of contents or paragraph number.Columbia network connection required.
Pierrot Lunaire: The MelodramasColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningBased on Schoenberg's early twentieth-century masterpiece, this interactive text includes the most comprehensive online collection of audio and video recordings of this work. Columbia network connection required.
Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Frederick JamesonColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis interactive text features an extensive catalogue of images and glossaries of persons and concepts that aid in the study of postmodern thought. Columbia network connection required.
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund BurkeColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningA primary reading in Columbia's Core Curriculum, this text is enhanced by the inclusion of glossaries of concepts and people, author's notes and links to reference materials, such as the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Grove Dictionary of Art. Columbia network connection required.
Regional Standards of World EnglishDavid Crystal/Columbia InteractiveThis interactive tool vividly represents the unity and diversity of the English-speaking world today. It is taken from The Future of English with David Crystal, an e-seminar developed in collaboration with Cambridge University Press.
Shakespeare and the Book: Digital ExhibitionColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningIn this online exhibition, the Shakespeare first folio - the 1623 first printing in folio format of the collected works of William Shakespeare - is presented alongside Columbia's copies of the other three 17th century Shakespeare folios. All four are shown within the context of the 17th century English printed play, along with copies of works known to Shakespeare. This exhibition, inspired by the publication of David Scott Kastan's Shakespeare and The Book, draws heavily on the splendid collection of four centuries of English and American literature and it is distinguished not only for the titles represented but also by their excellent condition and, in many cases, distinguished provenance.
Shakespeare and the Book: Study EnvironmentColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThe Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning created this online complement to the "Shakespeare and the Book" exhibition organized by the Rare Book Library. It explores some of the different ways in which authors were constructed in the early modern book trade.
St. Augustine's On Christian DoctrineColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis interactive version of On Christian Doctrine features glossaries of persons and terms that aid in the study of the text. Columbia network connection required.
The Midnight's Children Multimedia Study Environment
Columbia Center for New Media and Teaching (CCNMTL)The Midnight's Children Multimedia Study Environment, produced by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, provides students the opportunity to gain a richer understanding of Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel, the play derived from it, and the historical and cultural context in which the story is set.
Universal Declaration of Human RightsColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis interactive text offers a unique glimpse into events that led to the document's creation and its lasting impact on world history.
William Shakespeare's The Tragedie of King LearColumbia Center for New Media Teaching and LearningThis multimedia version of William Shakespeare's The Tragedie of King Lear includes modern scholarship in the form of detailed annotations; discussion of the historical context of Shakespeare's England and of the playwright and his sources; and artifacts (paintings, woodcuts, sculptures) contemporary to the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Video clips totaling 2.5 hours, from seven film and TV adaptations of King Lear, focus on critical junctures in the play and enhance the student's interpretive environment. Columbia network connection required.

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