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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...

Wyatt, Thomas

Chris Stamatakis

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Thomas WyattIntroductionFrom the time of the elegies written at his death canonizing him as the foremost poet in English, Thomas Wyatt (b. c. 1504–d. ...

Yeats, W. B.

Lauren Arrington

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

W. B. Yeats Introduction William Butler Yeats (b. 1865–d. 1939) was a poet, playwright, theater director, spiritualist, and politician, and th...

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