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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...

Gunpowder Plot (1605), The

Robert Appelbaum

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

The Gunpowder Plot (1605)IntroductionThe Gunpowder Plot, or Powder Treason, of 1605 was an attempt by a conspiracy of a dozen Catholic Englishman to c...

Hardy, Thomas

Karin Koehler

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Thomas HardyIntroductionThomas Hardy was born in Lower Bockhampton, Dorset, in 1840 and, with brief interruptions, continued to live in and around Dor...

Heaney, Seamus

Eugene O'Brien

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Seamus HeaneyIntroductionSeamus Heaney (b. 13 April 1939–d. 30 August 2013), Nobel Prize winner in 1995, is possibly the foremost poet in the English-...

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

Chris Stamatakis

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyIntroductionEnjoying the dubious honor in ancestral history of being the last person executed during Henry VIII’s reign, H...

Herbert, George

Chauncey Wood

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

George Herbert Introduction A few months after George Herbert’s death in 1633 his friend Nicholas Ferrar took a manuscript of his English poem...

Highlands, The

Murray Pittock

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

The HighlandsIntroductionThe “Highlands” is a key imagined space in British literature, art, and culture. The lasting power of the region—or rather, t...

Hogg, James

Gillian Hughes

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

James HoggIntroductionJames Hogg (b. 1770–d. 1835) was known as the Ettrick Shepherd because of his original occupation as a shepherd and the place of...

Holmes, Sherlock

Camilla Ulleland Hoel

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Sherlock Holmes Introduction Sherlock Holmes is possibly the most immediately recognizable character in all of fiction. This is perhaps due to...

Hopkins, Gerard Manley

Emily Merriman

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Gerard Manley HopkinsIntroductionDespite his relatively few poems, almost none published while he was alive, Gerard M. Hopkins (b. 1844–d. 1889) is a ...

Hurd, Richard

Andreas Mueller, Lucy Cooper

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Richard HurdIntroductionRichard Hurd (b. 1720–d. 1808) was a prominent 18th-century Anglican clergyman and influential literary scholar. Hurd’s most p...

Ireland and Memory Studies

Oona Frawley

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Ireland and Memory StudiesIntroductionBecause Irish memory studies takes shape in the context of the international field of memory studies, it cannot ...

Irish Crime Fiction

Brian Cliff

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Irish Crime FictionIntroductionIrish crime fiction is still an emerging field of study. Much of the scholarship concerns Northern Ireland, though that...

Irish Famine, Writing of the

Marguérite Corporaal

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Writing of the Irish Famine Introduction The commemoration in the mid-1990s of Ireland’s Great Irish Famine (also called the Great Hunger) (18...

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