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Background Materials: Formalist and Structuralist Ideas
These are notes on critical theory that provided as background for students in classes at Brock University. They are not definitive interpretations, and sometimes oversimplify, but they are intended to provide some definitions for students.

DeVry Online Writing Support Center
The emphasis at this site is writing for the internet, including email and composition for the web.

Editorial Department
One sure sign of change in the publishing business is that many literary agents and acquiring editors today expect manuscripts to be professionally edited prior to submission. The Editorial Department provides professional editing for both newcomers and published authors of fiction and non-fiction.

Feminist Literary Criticism and Theory
This page includes information on different literary genres, specific historical Periods, pedagogical issues, politics and literature, and literary theory.

Go.com Literary Criticism and Theory
Go.com's selection of reviewed criticism and theory sites.

HAPAX: French Resources on the Web
A French directory of criticism and theory resources.

Jewish Feminist Resources: About Writing
A series of books available on the subject of writing theory and criticism in a Jewish feminist context.

Literary Criticism and Theory
Literary criticism is fundamentally the estimation of the value of a particular work or body of work. This essay examines the grounds on which we lay these estimations.

Literary Criticism Library
A directory of criticism and theory links.

Narrative Theory & Literary Criticism
A huge range of literary theory and criticism resources.

Online Literary Criticism Collection
The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection contains 4021 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Text Magazine
This site will provide a forum for anybody who is interested in text and whatever it may mean to them, but also to the readership they hope to reach. Anything that an author wants to create, produce, or reproduce, I will encourage them do so via this site.

WordWright: A Personal Critique Service
Wordwright is a critique service developed by writers, for writers. We provide the kind of expert critical feedback that prepares you for the intense scrutiny of an editor's eye.

Yahoo! Literary Criticism and Theory
Yahoo's directory of literary theory and criticism resources.