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Format Title Author/Contributor Source
Essay Literature and Victorian Religion Julian Thompson
Essay An Introduction to Beowulf Daniel Thomas
Video Theatre, 1660-1760: The Arrival of the Actress David Taylor
Video Theatre, 1660-1760: Restoration and Change David Taylor
Video Race and Empire, 1660-1760 Ruth Scobie
Video Drama and the Theatre, 1660-1760 Abigail Williams
Video Literature and Gender, 1660-1760 Kathleen Keown
Video Manuscript and Print, 1660–1760 Carly Watson
Handout/Transcript Manuscript and Print, 1660–1760 Carly Watson
Handout/Transcript Manuscript and Print, 1660–1760 Carly Watson
Video What is a Literary Period? Clare Bucknell
Video Nineteenth-Century Stuff: Dickens, Paperwork and Paper Sorrows Sophie Ratcliffe
Video What is a War Poem? Kate McLoughlin
Video Diaries as Literature - The Case of Virginia Woolf Michael Whitworth
Video Oscar Wilde in Vienna: Pleasing and Teasing the Audience Sandra Mayer, Mary Luckhurst, Dominic Janes, Stefano Evangelista
Video Making Oscar Wilde Michèle Mendelssohn, Sos Eltis, Hermione Lee, Charles Foster
Video Brilliant Paradoxes and Corrosive Epigrams; or Why Oscar Wilde Went to Trial Sos Eltis
Video Virginia Woolf on Sickert's Ennui Hermione Lee
Video Oscar Wilde's Love Beyond the Grave Michèle Mendelssohn
Audio Male memory, female subject: the case of Jane Austen and Mary Wollstonecraft Janet Todd
Audio The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance Patricia Duncker
Audio Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse Sowon Park, Laura Salisbury, Ben Morgan
Video Shakespeare, Mind and World Tom MacFaul
Video Shakespeare's Animals Tom MacFaul
Video Making Oscar Wilde Michèle Mendelssohn
Audio 1594: Shakespeare's most important year Bart van Es
Audio The Magic of Shakespeare Jonathan Bate
Video Venus and Adonis Katherine Duncan Jones
Video Memorialising Shakespeare: The First Folio and other elegies Emma Smith
Audio Modernist Prefaces Dennis Duncan, Sarah Copland
Audio Modernist Marginalia Dennis Duncan, Amanda Golden
Audio Shakespeare and the Victorians Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Video Why Read Frankenstein in 2018? Nick Groom
Video Masterclass: the Frankenstein notebooks at the Bodleian Libraries Miranda Seymour, Richard Ovenden, Stephen Hebron
Audio The Two Gentlemen of Verona Emma Smith
Audio Henry VI, Part 2 Emma Smith
Henry VI, Part 2 Emma Smith
Audio The Merry Wives of Windsor Emma Smith
Audio All's Well That Ends Well Emma Smith
Audio Cymbeline Emma Smith
Audio The Tamer Tam'd: John Fletcher Emma Smith
Audio Tis Pity She's a Whore: John Ford Emma Smith
Audio The Witch Of Edmonton Emma Smith
Audio A Chaste Maid in Cheapside: Thomas Middleton Emma Smith
Audio The Alchemist: Ben Jonson Emma Smith
Audio Dr Faustus: Christopher Marlowe Emma Smith
Audio Timon of Athens Emma Smith
Audio Love's Labour's Lost Emma Smith
Audio Julius Caesar Emma Smith
Audio Romeo and Juliet Emma Smith