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Irish Modernism

Lauren Arrington

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Irish Modernism Introduction Irish modernism is an emerging field in literary studies. Historically, scholars have had a critical reticence to...

Irish Poetry of the First World War

Gerald Dawe

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Irish Poetry of the First World WarIntroductionIn his poem “On Being Asked for a War Poem” (1915), the Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats (b. 1865–d. 1939) ex...

Irish Short Story, The

Heather Ingman

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

The Irish Short StoryIntroductionThe modernity of the short story as a form is complicated in Ireland by the long-perceived relationship with the trad...

Irish Travel Writing

Raphaël Ingelbien

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Irish Travel WritingIntroduction“Irish travel writing” refers here to travel accounts emanating from Ireland, rather than produced by foreign traveler...

Johnson, B. S.

Julia Jordan

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

B. S. Johnson Introduction B. S. Johnson (b 1933–d. 1973) is an increasingly significant figure in the ongoing reassessment of the British lit...

Johnson, Samuel

Jack Lynch

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Samuel Johnson Introduction Critics and historians have been fascinated by Samuel Johnson almost since he arrived in London in 1738. He was th...

Jones, David

Thomas R. Dilworth

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

David JonesIntroductionA Londoner of English and Welsh parentage, the visual artist and poet David Jones is one of the great modernists. His first pub...

Jonson, Ben

Brandon Schneeberger

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Ben JonsonIntroductionPerhaps eclipsing even his friend and contemporary William Shakespeare in popularity, Ben Jonson was one of the most popular and...

Keats, John

Rachel Falconer, Philip Lindholm

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

John Keats Introduction John Keats (b. 1795–d. 1821), a major British Romantic poet, produced his greatest works within an extraordinarily con...

Kelman, James

Scott Hames

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

James KelmanIntroductionJames Kelman (b. 1946) is the leading Scottish writer of the post-1960s period and widely known for championing the artistic v...

Kempe, Margery

Diane Watt

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Margery KempeIntroductionMargery Kempe was a late medieval English visionary and is, arguably, the author of the first autobiography known to have bee...

Lamb, Charles and Mary

Felicity James

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Charles and Mary Lamb Introduction From the beginning of his literary career, Charles Lamb’s writing has proved hard to categorize and to crit...

Law, Medieval

Andrew Rabin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Medieval Law Introduction Although the term “medieval” has become a byword in modern popular culture for savagery and lawlessness, the percept...

Lawrence, D. H.

James Moran

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

D.H. Lawrence Introduction D. H. Lawrence (b. 1885–d. 1930) was born, the fourth of five siblings, in the small mining town of Eastwood, near ...

Literature of the Bardic Revival

Mary-Ann Constantine

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Literature of the Bardic Revival Introduction The term “bardic poetry” primarily refers to the work of professional guilds of poets in the med...

Literature of the Irish Civil War

Brian Ward

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Literature of the Irish Civil WarIntroductionThe Irish Civil War, which lasted from June 1922 to May 1923, was the culmination of a decade of revoluti...

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...

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