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As a key part of Western literary and cultural history, British and Irish literature encompasses a massive range of periods, authors, and works that make it one of the most active fields in academia today. As such, this area of study invites trans-disciplinary collaboration with fields as varied as history, cultural studies, political science, and philosophy making it challenging for students and scholars to stay informed about every applicable area. In addition, a great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases. With advances in online searching and database technologies, researchers and practitioners can easily access library catalogs, bibliographic indexes, and other lists that show thousands of resources that might also be useful to them. In this situation what is most needed is expert guidance. Researchers and practitioners at all levels need tools that help them filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and directly relevant to their inquiries. Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature will offer a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload.
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Editor in Chief
Andrew Hadfield is a professor of English at the University of Sussex. He is the author of Shakespeare and Republicanism (Cambridge University Press, 2005; 2008), co-editor of Early Modern English Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Spenser (Cambridge University Press, 2001), among other publications. He is the author of the recently published biography by Edmund Spenser: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is also editing The Oxford Handbook of English Prose, 1500-1640.
FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD
* = recently published
1500 to 1800
20th Century onwards
Early and Medieval
Themes, Forms, and Genres
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