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English literature (Q320): The study of literature originally written in English. Includes the use of techniques of literary analysis and interpretation.

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Document John Aubrey Reading List

A list of books and other resources useful for students attending this course.

Seventeenth century, John Aubrey, History of Medicine, Industrial history, Exploration, English Civil War view
Link "Pointed Roofs" by Dorothy Richardson

The full text of "Pointed Roofs" by Dorothy Richardson

Fiction, Modernism view
Document 'Shades Of Meaning': The Significance Of Hair Colour In Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret (1862) And Rossetti's Lady Lilith (1866–68, Altered 1872–73), Jessica Lenihan

In a culture obsessed with physiognomy, where the Victorian female body was a canvas of symbols to be read, the portrayal of hair – and...

Social history, Gender, Sexuality, 19th century view
Link 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Open-access peer-reviewed journal on nineteenth-century literature and culture.

Nineteenth-century, Victorian, Criticism view
Link 2012 British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

The Shakespeare Institute’s 2012 Graduate Conference. Includes lectures and discussions on the plays.

Shakespeare, Renaissance, Drama, Plays, Analysis view
Document A border to the unknown: folk ritual and interpretations of astrological phenomena in Edmond Halley’s A Description of the Passage of the Shadow of the Moon over England (1723) and James Catnach’s almanac, The Prophetic Messenger (1833), Anya Hancock

Halley’s widely circulated broadside presents one of the earliest rational analyses of a solar eclipse. In it, the Enlightenment scientist...

Enlightenment, Astrology view
Document A Chapel, a Novel, and the Word of God. Virginia Brookes

This essay attempts to portray two artefacts, the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in Oxford, and the novel Adam Bede by George Eliot. These two...

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Document A comparative study of Lady Hertford’s grotto at Marlborough and William Kent’s illustration of Spring in James Thomson's The Seasons. Richard D A Lamont

‘Poetry, Painting and Gardening, or the Science of Landscape, will forever by men of taste be deemed Three Sisters, or the Three Graces who dress...

History view
Link A Conversation with Tim O'Brien on Writing and War

From Stanford University: Authors Tim O'Brien and Tobias Wolff discuss war, ethics, and writing.

Fiction, Contemporary, Analysis, War view
Link ABOUT THE HENDECASYLLABLE (IN ENGLISH)

THis link takes you to a discussion of hendecasyllables as used in English poetry.

Latin, Catullus, Latin Verse Metre, Hendecasyllables view
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