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Burney, Frances

Hilary Havens, Peter Sabor

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Frances BurneyIntroductionFrances Burney (b. 1752–d. 1840), the third child of the famous musicologist Dr. Charles Burney and his wife, Esther Sleepe ...

Burns, Robert

Pauline Mackay

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Robert BurnsIntroductionRobert Burns (b. 1759–d. 1796) is the national bard of Scotland and is recognized globally as the country’s most iconic litera...

Butler, Hubert

Robert Tobin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Hubert ButlerIntroductionA product of the Anglo-Irish gentry, Hubert Butler (b. 1900–d. 1991) was born in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny. He was educ...

Byron, Lord

Tom Mole

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Lord Byron Introduction George Gordon Byron, sixth Lord Byron (b. 1788–d. 1824), was one of the most important poets of the British romantic p...

Carroll, Lewis

Selwyn Goodacre

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Lewis CarrollIntroductionCharles Lutwidge Dodgson (b. 1832–d. 1898) was born on 27 January 1832 at Daresbury, near Warrington, England, the third chil...

Carter, Angela

Nicoletta Caputo

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Angela Carter Introduction Angela Carter (née Stalker) was born on 7 May 1940 in Eastbourne, Sussex. She spent much of her childhood in South ...

Celtic and Irish Revival

Michael McAteer

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Celtic and Irish RevivalIntroductionThe phrase Celtic Revival describes past movements in literature, the arts, and social practices in which legends,...

Censorship

Cyndia Susan Clegg

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Censorship Introduction As Donald Thomas aptly suggests, the difficulty of writing about literary censorship “is to avoid writing the history ...

Chatterton, Thomas

Daniel Cook

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Thomas Chatterton Introduction Dead at the age of seventeen, the poet and artist Thomas Chatterton (b. 1752–d. 1770) found plenty of admirers ...

Chaucer, Geoffrey

Brendan O'Connell

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Geoffrey ChaucerIntroductionIn the Prologue to what is probably the first work in English about a scientific instrument, Geoffrey Chaucer (b. c. 1340–...

Chorographical and Landscape Writing

Bridget Keegan

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Chorographical and Landscape Writing ...

Coffeehouse

Markman Ellis

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Coffeehouse Introduction The coffeehouse is an important and distinctive social and cultural institution deeply embedded in modern notions of ...

Congreve, William

Paul Baines

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

William Congreve Introduction William Congreve (b. 1670–d. 1729) represents for many the refined culmination of the tradition of Restoration d...

Conrad, Joseph

Mark Larabee

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Joseph ConradIntroductionBorn Józef Teodor Konrad Nałęcz Korzeniowski in Russian-annexed Polish Ukraine, Joseph Conrad (b. 1857–d. 1924) spent twenty ...

Crime Fiction

Janice M. Allan

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Crime FictionIntroductionAs an umbrella term for an increasingly diverse body of writing, “crime fiction” is a category recognized by readers across t...

Defoe, Daniel

Andreas Mueller

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Daniel DefoeIntroductionSince the 1950s, not least due to the appearance of Ian Watt’s seminal study The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richards...

Dickens, Charles

Melisa Klimaszewski

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Charles Dickens Introduction Charles Dickens (b. 1812–d. 1870) lived for fifty-eight years, and his writings have impacted readers for nearly ...

Donne, John

Hugh Adlington

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

John DonneIntroductionJohn Donne (b. 1572–d. 1631) continues to fascinate general readers and scholars alike. Donne himself chose to present his life ...

Dracula

Jarlath Killeen

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

DraculaIntroduction“I have more. My revenge has just begun! I spread it over centuries and time is on my side” (Count Dracula, Bram Stoker, Dracula, e...

Drama, Northern Irish

Eva Urban

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Northern Irish Drama Introduction Northern Irish drama is a productive laboratory of political theater practice that has made a significant co...

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