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Synge, John Millington

Soudabeh Ananisarab

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

John Millington SyngeIntroductionJohn Millington Synge (b. 1871–d. 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, and prose writer. While his life was short-liv...

Thomas, Dylan

John Goodby

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Dylan Thomas Introduction Dylan Thomas is a unique example of a “difficult” modernist poet who is also a popular writer. This used to be refle...

Thomas, R. S.

Damian Walford Davies

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

R. S. Thomas Introduction R. S. Thomas is acknowledged as Wales’s most distinguished anglophone poet of the second half of the 20th century. H...

Tóibín, Colm

Liam Harte

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Colm TóibínIntroductionColm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford in 1955, the fourth of five children. His childhood was disrupted by the il...

Travel Writing

Alasdair Pettinger

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Travel WritingIntroductionA minimal definition of travel writing might be any account of a journey or description of a place that is based on firsthan...

Trollope, Anthony

John McCourt

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Anthony TrollopeIntroductionAnthony Trollope (b. 1815–d. 1882) was one of the most widely read, prolific, and respected novelists of the 19th century....

Tudor Literature

Cathy Shrank

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Tudor Literature Introduction The 16th century saw many major developments in England: the consolidation and growth of the print trade; the re...

Utopian and Dystopian Literature to 1800

Steve Mentz, Erin M. Gallagher

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Utopian and Dystopian Literature to 1800 Introduction Few subgenres of European literature can be said to emerge from a single human imaginati...

Vampire Fiction

Dale Townshend

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Vampire FictionIntroductionAlthough historical anthropologists have traced back mythological tales of vampires and vampire-like creatures to ancient G...

Verse Satire from the Renaissance to the Romantic Period

Clare Bucknell

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Verse Satire from the Renaissance to the Romantic PeriodIntroductionSatiric poetry has existed in some form since the Ancient Greek period, but the Ro...

Webster, John

Luke Wilson

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

John Webster Introduction The reputation of John Webster (b. 1580–d. 1634) as a playwright rests primarily on his two great tragedies, The Whi...

Welsh Poetry, Medieval

Helen Fulton

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Medieval Welsh Poetry Introduction The surviving corpus of medieval Welsh poetry ranges in date of composition from c. 900 ce to the Acts of U...

Welsh Writing Before 1500

Georgia Henley

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

Welsh Writing Before 1500IntroductionWelsh writing before 1500 consists of a rich tradition of writing in Latin and the vernacular, in a range of genr...

Welsh, Irvine

Craig Lamont

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Irvine WelshIntroductionIrvine Welsh is one of the most revered writers of his generation and is globally renowned for his debut novel Trainspotting (...

Wilmot, John, Second Earl of Rochester

Christopher Tilmouth

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester Introduction John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, was in his own time and remains to this day the ...

Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary

Will Bowers

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyIntroductionMary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851) was born in Somers Town, London, the daughter of the radical philosophe...

Wollstonecraft, Mary

Catherine Packham

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Mary Wollstonecraft Introduction The importance of Mary Wollstonecraft (b. 1759–d. 1797) as a feminist thinker, philosopher, and social and cu...

Wordsworth, William

Simon Bainbridge

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

William Wordsworth Introduction William Wordsworth (b. 1770–d. 1850) was one of the most important poets of the Romantic period and is widely ...

Writing and Evolutionary Theory

Seán Hewitt

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Writing and Evolutionary TheoryIntroductionThe development of evolutionary theory over the course of the 19th century was not confined to the theory o...

Wulfstan, Archbishop of York

Andrew Rabin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Archbishop Wulfstan of YorkIntroductionThe writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York (d. 1023) mark an artistic and conceptual highpoint of later Old En...

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