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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, FBA, is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He is the author of a number of works on Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture, including Edmund Spenser: A Life (2012); Lying in Early Modern English Culture from the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance (2017); Literature and Class from the Peasants’ Revolt to the French Revolution (2021); and Thomas Nashe and Late Elizabethan Writing (2023). He is one of the general editors of the Complete Works of Thomas Nashe and is currently working on a study of England and Empire in 1625 with Matthew Dimmock.
FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD
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1500 to 1800
20th Century onwards
Early and Medieval
Themes, Forms, and Genres
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