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Pope, Alexander

Tom Jones

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Alexander PopeIntroductionAlexander Pope (b. 21 May 1688–d. 30 May 1744) is the preeminent English poet of the early 18th century. He was commercially...

Post-War Irish Drama

Eva Urban

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Post-War Irish DramaIntroductionThe immediate post-war period from 1945 until the end of the 1950s was an important transitional period in Irish histo...

Post-war Irish Writing

Guy Woodward

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Postwar Irish WritingIntroductionThough it had not suffered the devastation inflicted on much of the rest of Europe, the emerging southern Irish state...

Postmodernism

Tim Woods

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Postmodernism Introduction “Postmodernism” has been a notoriously difficult term to define, and it has had a complicated history across variou...

Prosody and Meter: Early Modern to 19th Century

Meredith Martin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Prosody and Meter: Early Modern to 19th CenturyIntroductionBoth of the terms prosody and meter have shifting and contested definitions in the history ...

Prosody and Meter: Twentieth Century

Meredith Martin, Ben Glaser

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Prosody and Meter: Twentieth CenturyIntroductionIf the 19th century was marked by competing systems, debates about how to write metrical poetry in Eng...

Psychoanalysis

David Punter

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Psychoanalysis Introduction Since the origins of psychoanalysis in the work of Sigmund Freud, its relations to literature and to literary crit...

Quincey, Thomas De

Julian North

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Thomas De Quincey Introduction Thomas De Quincey (b. 1785–d. 1859), autobiographer and essayist, is best known for Confessions of an English O...

Ralegh (Raleigh), Sir Walter

Carlo M. Bajetta

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh)IntroductionAgnes Latham once wrote that everything Ralegh (b. 1554–d. 1618) did “seems to have been tainted by a curious i...

Ramsay, Allan and Robert Fergusson

Rhona Brown

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson Introduction Allan Ramsay (b. 1684–d. 1758) was born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He attended Crawfo...

Richardson, Samuel

Thomas Keymer

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Samuel RichardsonIntroductionWith his virtuoso handling of epistolary narration, and the psychological and circumstantial realism made possible by his...

Rise of the Novel in Britain, 1660–1780, The

Nicholas Seager

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

The Rise of the Novel in Britain, 1660–1780IntroductionEvery premise of the phrase “the rise of the novel” has been assailed in recent years. “The ris...

Robin Hood Literature

Stephen Knight

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Robin Hood Literature Introduction The Robin Hood tradition is late medieval in origin and was initially an inherently popular element in Engl...

Romance

Helen Moore

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

RomanceIntroductionWestern European romance (understood in its broadest outlines as a vernacular narrative of love and war, often with a supernatural ...

Romance, Medieval English

Aisling Byrne

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Medieval Romance, English Introduction Romance is probably the mode of writing that modern audiences most readily associate with the Middle Ag...

Romanticism

Tim Fulford

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Romanticism Introduction “Romanticism” is a retrospective, 20th-century name for a literary movement created, retrospectively, by critics and ...

Ruskin, John

Stephen Wildman

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

John RuskinIntroductionIn an era of great prose writers—although he did win the Newdigate Prize for Poetry at Oxford—John Ruskin (b. 1819–d. 1900) ris...

Science Fiction

Aris Mousoutzanis

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Science FictionIntroductionThere has been a trend for introductory texts on science fiction (SF) criticism to start by announcing that SF is now an in...

Scott, Walter

Ainsley McIntosh

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Walter Scott Introduction Walter Scott (b. 1771–d. 1832) began his literary career as a translator and collector of ballads from the German an...

Shakespeare, William

Andrew Hadfield, Amy Kenny

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

William Shakespeare Introduction William Shakespeare (b. 1564–d. 1616) is widely regarded as the greatest writer and dramatist of all time. Hi...

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