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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...

Shaw, George Bernard

Brad Kent

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

George Bernard ShawIntroductionBorn in Dublin, George Bernard Shaw (b. 1856–d. 1950) was one of the foremost men of letters of his time, winning the N...

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Andrew Lacey

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Percy Bysshe ShelleyIntroductionPercy Bysshe Shelley (b. 1792–d. 1822) is now recognized as a major writer, chiefly a poet, of the Romantic period. Hi...

Sidney, Mary, Countess of Pembroke

Margaret P. Hannay

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke Introduction Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke (b. 1561–d. 1621), was the first woman in England to be celeb...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Thomas Hahn, Leah Haught

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Introduction Sir Gawain and the Green Knight stands in a class by itself as the most ambitious, most accomplis...

Smollett, Tobias

Aileen Douglas

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Tobias Smollett Introduction “I am so fatigued with the unremitting Labour of the Pen that I begin to loathe the sight of Paper” (from the 197...

Sonnet and Sonnet Sequence

John Roe

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Sonnet and Sonnet Sequence Introduction Although our brief here is to concentrate on the fortunes and achievements of the sonnet (and sonnet s...

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