Fantasy and academia
D.L.Ashliman's Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts: Prof. Ashliman's extensive collection of folk tale/fairy tale/mythological texts, organized according to the Aarne-Thompson-Uther system.
George MacDonald Society: find out more about the man termed 'the father of modern fantasy' here.
Gothic Imagination, University of Stirling: 'an interdisciplinary forum for lively discussion and critical debate concerning all manifestations of the Gothic mode'.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: a comprehensive resource on all tropes, writers, themes and concepts which are in any way linked to fairy tales. Edited by Prof. Donald Haase.
Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature: A comprehensive chronology of fantasy literature across genres, by Brian Stableford (based at University College Winchester).
Reading the Fantastic: home page of the 'Reading the Fantastic' group at the University of Leeds; contains texts spanning multicultural intersections of the fantastic in literature.
Subverting Laughter: Re-imagining George MacDonald’s 1864 fairy tale The Light Princess through an international collaboration in visual art and reflective blogging among MacDonald researchers from Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Scotland, and the U.S.A.
Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy: A research centre which examines 'the importance of fairy tales as a creative force both in literature and culture', based at the University of Chichester.
Cabinet des Fées: An online journal which celebrates fairy tales in all their manifestations.
Fairy Tale News: All things fairy tale, across the web and beyond.
Unsettling Wonder: A journal which aims to 'embrace and celebrate, re-imagine and re-invent, our folk traditions, the wild and variegated scrapheap of story and theme and motif that lies open to the magpie gaze of the writer'.
On the Victorians
Brontë Studies Open access academic articles on the Brontës -- that should be enough to make anyone excited.
Dickens Journals Online: Information and online reading projects on and around Dickens's texts.
Dictionary of Victorian London: an encylopaedic tour of Victorian London. You won't regret the time you spend here.
Journal of Victorian Literature Online: Accessible source of Victorian fact, inquiry and scholarship.
NINES: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online
The Victorian Web: A comprehensive and interactive online introduction to the Victorian period.