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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...

Irish Gothic Tradition

Jarlath Killeen

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Irish Gothic TraditionIntroduction“The Irish Gothic” or “Irish gothic”? Choice of term here is important, as critical discussion of the appearance of ...

Irish Life Writing

Muireann Leech

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Irish Life WritingIntroductionAlthough the term life writing could encompass autobiographies, biographies, hagiographies, memoirs, diaries, journals, ...

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...

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