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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...

Medieval Lyrics

Natalie Jones

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Medieval LyricsIntroductionAs a result of the great thematic, formal, and stylistic diversity that marks the lyric genre throughout the Middle Ages, t...

Medieval Manuscripts

Mark Faulkner

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Medieval ManuscriptsIntroductionScholars studying medieval manuscripts work in a variety of disciplines, from literary atudies to history to linguisti...

Medieval Scottish Poetry

Nicola Royan

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Medieval Scottish PoetryIntroductionIn the title “Medieval Scottish Poetry,” “poetry” is by far the least contentious term. The other two may each be ...

Middleton, Thomas

Adrian Streete

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Thomas MiddletonIntroductionThe publication of Thomas Middleton’s Collected Works by Oxford University Press in 2007 is an important marker of his ris...

Miéville, China

Rob O'Connor

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

China MiévilleIntroductionChina Miéville is a British author and a significant writer of Fantastika fiction in the 21st century, his work showcasing a...

Milton, John

P.J. Klemp

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

John MiltonIntroductionA plaque near John Milton’s birthplace in London describes two of his life’s main missions: he was a “poet and statesman.” Alth...

Modernism

Suzanne Hobson

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Modernism Introduction Modernism is an area of literary research particularly subject to contest and revision. Most studies converge on the pe...

Morality Plays

Clare Wright

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Morality PlaysIntroductionThe “morality play” is one of the most recognizable medieval European dramatic genres, yet much about this term, including t...

Morris, William

David Latham

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

William Morris Introduction The more we read about William Morris (b. 1834–d. 1896) the more we are overwhelmed by the range and depth of his ...

Muir, Edwin

Margery Palmer McCulloch

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Edwin MuirIntroductionEdwin Muir (b. 15 May 1887–d. 3 January 1959) was born in the Orkney Isles in, living between the age of two and seven on the sm...

Muldoon, Paul

Anne Karhio

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Paul MuldoonIntroductionPaul Muldoon was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, in 1951 and spent his childhood in the village of Moy at the border of C...

Mysticism

Denis Renevey

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Mysticism Introduction Although unfamiliar to medieval culture, “mysticism” is an increasingly contentious and limiting term for modern schola...

Ní Chuilleanáin, Eiléan

Philip Coleman

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Eiléan Ní ChuilleanáinIntroductionEiléan Ní Chuilleanáin was born in the Irish city of Cork in 1942. She obtained BA and MA degrees from University Co...

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