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Early Modern Prose, 1500-1650

Andrew Hadfield

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Early Modern Prose, 1500–1650 Introduction Prose has, of course, always existed as a means of defining nonmetrical writing. It assumed particu...

Eliot, George

Fionnuala Dillane

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

George EliotIntroductionGeorge Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans near Coventry, England, in 1819, embodied in her life and work many of the defining transfor...

English Bible and Literature, The

Kevin Killeen

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

The English Bible and Literature Introduction The centrality of the Bible to Anglophone culture and to its literature is evident and everywher...

English Civil War / War of the Three Kingdoms

Niall Allsopp

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

English Civil War War of the Three KingdomsIntroductionThe civil war between Charles I and his parliament broke out in England in 1642; rebellions wer...

Epistolatory Novel, The

Siv Gøril Brandtzæg

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

The Epistolary Novel Introduction The epistolary novel is a genre most closely associated with the 18th century. During this period, the genre...

Erotic, Obscene, and Pornographic Writing, 1660-1900

Hal Gladfelder

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Erotic, Obscene, and Pornographic Writing, 1660–1900IntroductionSince there is no recorded use of the word “pornography” in English before 1842, there...

Everyman

Charlotte Steenbrugge

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

EverymanIntroductionIt is safe to claim that Everyman is the medieval English play best known outside the field of medieval drama scholarship. The pla...

Famine

Margaret Kelleher

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Famine Introduction The Great Irish Famine, of 1845 to 1851, had a catastrophic impact on Irish society, causing the deaths of over a million ...

Ferrier, Susan

Ainsley McIntosh

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Susan Ferrier Introduction Susan Edmonstone Ferrier (b. 1782–d. 1854) is a notable figure in the history of Scottish women’s writing. Despite ...

Fielding, Henry

Thomas Keymer

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Henry FieldingIntroductionWe think of Henry Fielding (b. 22 April 1707–d. 8 October 1754) above all as a pioneer of the novel genre: “the Founder of a...

Ford, Ford Madox

Mark Larabee

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Ford Madox FordIntroductionFord Madox Ford (b. Ford Hermann Hueffer, 1873–d. 1939) wrote over eighty books, including novels, short stories, historica...

French Revolution, 1789–1799

Nigel Ritchie

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

French Revolution, 1789–1799IntroductionBirthed from national bankruptcy, the French Revolution was a painful political and social transformation that...

Friel, Brian

Shaun Richards

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Brian FrielIntroductionBrian Friel (b. 1929–d. 2015) was born in Killyclogher on the outskirts of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Only seven y...

Gascoigne, George

Gillian Austen

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

George GascoigneIntroductionGeorge Gascoigne (b. c. 1534–d. 1577) is a far more important writer than is generally acknowledged. He was highly regarde...

Gay, John

Emrys Jones

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

John Gay Introduction John Gay (b. 1685–d. 1732) was a playwright and poet best known for his 1728 work, The Beggar’s Opera, and for his membe...

Globe Theatre

Michael Hattaway

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Globe TheatreIntroductionThe Globe was a purpose-built playhouse, erected for a new company of players, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which William Shak...

Goldsmith, Oliver

Michael Griffin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Oliver GoldsmithIntroductionThe life and work of the Irish poet, playwright, essayist, historian, and novelist Oliver Goldsmith (b. 1728–d. 1774) had ...

Gosse, Edmund

Alexis Harley

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Edmund GosseIntroductionToday Edmund Gosse (1849–1928) is best known for his novelistic memoir Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments. Gosse hims...

Gower, John

Siân Echard

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

John Gower Introduction John Gower (d. 1408) cared deeply about his legacy. Nearly thirty of the surviving manuscripts of his works include th...

Gray, Thomas

Adam Rounce

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Thomas Gray Introduction Thomas Gray (b. 1716–d. 1771) is one of the most significant English poets from the time of Alexander Pope’s death to...

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