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Literature, Neo-Latin

Sarah Knight

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Neo-Latin LiteratureIntroduction“Neo-Latin” generally refers to Latin works written between the time of the Italian humanist Petrarch (1304–1374) and ...

Lyly, John

Chloe Porter

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

John Lyly Introduction John Lyly (b. 1554–d. 1606) is often famed for his precarious hold on fame; he was a contemporary of Shakespeare and a ...

Mabinogion

Catherine McKenna

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Mabinogion Introduction The term “Mabinogion” was employed by Lady Charlotte Guest in her translation of eleven Middle Welsh prose narratives ...

MacDiarmid, Hugh

Margery Palmer McCulloch

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Hugh Macdiarmid Introduction Hugh MacDiarmid is the pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve (b. 1892–d.1978), the poet who initiated a revival i...

MacPherson, James

Dafydd Moore

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

James MacphersonIntroductionJames Macpherson (b. 1736–d. 1796) was a poet, historian, and controversialist most famous for The Poems of Ossian, his su...

Malory, Thomas

Thomas Hahn, Leah Haught

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Thomas MaloryIntroductionFrom the moment of its first appearance in print (1485) through to 2017, Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur has held its place...

Marlowe, Christopher

M. L. Stapleton

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Christopher MarloweIntroductionInterest in Christopher Marlowe (b. 1564–d. 1593), England’s first poet-playwright, has been steady since the middle of...

Marvell, Andrew

Stewart Mottram

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Andrew MarvellIntroductionAndrew Marvell (b. 1621–d. 1678) is today one of the best known of English 17th-century poets, his poems frequently antholog...

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Miranda Butler

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Mary Shelley’s FrankensteinIntroductionMary Wollstonecraft Shelley conceived of the central idea for Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus—most ofte...

McEwan, Ian

Peter Childs

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Ian Mcewan Introduction Ian Russell McEwan (b. 1948) is an English novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and librettist. His most critic...

McGuckian, Medbh

Adam Hanna

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Medbh McGuckianIntroductionMedbh McGuckian (born Maeve McCaughan on 12 August 1950) is one of the most prominent members of the second generation of p...

Medieval Lyrics

Natalie Jones

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Medieval LyricsIntroductionAs a result of the great thematic, formal, and stylistic diversity that marks the lyric genre throughout the Middle Ages, t...

Medieval Manuscripts

Mark Faulkner

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Medieval ManuscriptsIntroductionScholars studying medieval manuscripts work in a variety of disciplines, from literary atudies to history to linguisti...

Medieval Scottish Poetry

Nicola Royan

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Medieval Scottish PoetryIntroductionIn the title “Medieval Scottish Poetry,” “poetry” is by far the least contentious term. The other two may each be ...

Middleton, Thomas

Adrian Streete

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Thomas MiddletonIntroductionThe publication of Thomas Middleton’s Collected Works by Oxford University Press in 2007 is an important marker of his ris...

Miéville, China

Rob O'Connor

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

China MiévilleIntroductionChina Miéville is a British author and a significant writer of Fantastika fiction in the 21st century, his work showcasing a...

Milton, John

P.J. Klemp

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

John MiltonIntroductionA plaque near John Milton’s birthplace in London describes two of his life’s main missions: he was a “poet and statesman.” Alth...

Modernism

Suzanne Hobson

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Modernism Introduction Modernism is an area of literary research particularly subject to contest and revision. Most studies converge on the pe...

Morality Plays

Clare Wright

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Morality PlaysIntroductionThe “morality play” is one of the most recognizable medieval European dramatic genres, yet much about this term, including t...

Morris, William

David Latham

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

William Morris Introduction The more we read about William Morris (b. 1834–d. 1896) the more we are overwhelmed by the range and depth of his ...