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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 'Thirties

Matthew Taunton

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Literature of the ‘ThirtiesIntroductionThe literature of the 1930s occupies an important and complex position in critical accounts of modern British a...

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...

MacPherson, James

Dafydd Moore

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

James MacphersonIntroductionJames Macpherson (b. 1736–d. 1796) was a poet, historian, and controversialist most famous for The Poems of Ossian, his su...

Malory, Thomas

Thomas Hahn, Leah Haught

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Thomas MaloryIntroductionFrom the moment of its first appearance in print (1485) through to 2017, Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur has held its place...

Marlowe, Christopher

M. L. Stapleton

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Christopher MarloweIntroductionInterest in Christopher Marlowe (b. 1564–d. 1593), England’s first poet-playwright, has been steady since the middle of...

Marvell, Andrew

Stewart Mottram

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Andrew MarvellIntroductionAndrew Marvell (b. 1621–d. 1678) is today one of the best known of English 17th-century poets, his poems frequently antholog...

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Miranda Butler

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Mary Shelley’s FrankensteinIntroductionMary Wollstonecraft Shelley conceived of the central idea for Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus—most ofte...

McEwan, Ian

Peter Childs

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Ian Mcewan Introduction Ian Russell McEwan (b. 1948) is an English novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and librettist. His most critic...

McGuckian, Medbh

Adam Hanna

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Medbh McGuckianIntroductionMedbh McGuckian (born Maeve McCaughan on 12 August 1950) is one of the most prominent members of the second generation of p...

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