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‘Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men, properly informed may bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, and more for use’ - William Dyer

Welcome to the Great Writers Inspire Resources Library. Here, you can search for and access thousands of literary open education resources such as audio and video podcasts, essays, ebooks, images and more. Explore the virtual shelves by searching by keyword in the title, author, and by media type.

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Format Title Author/Contributor Source Date Published
Essay E.E. Cummings Alison Rosenblitt 29 Oct 2020
Essay King Alfred the Great Francis Leneghan 18 Sep 2020
Essay Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Daniele Nunziata 11 Aug 2020
Essay Chinua Achebe Daniele Nunziata 11 Aug 2020
Essay Hand Signals from Beyond Julian Thompson 05 Jun 2020
Essay How Short Can a Short Poem Be? Julian Thompson 02 Jun 2020
Essay ‘Not Like Normal People’: Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa and Sally Rooney’s Normal People Julian Thompson 02 Jun 2020
Essay This Old Man, That Old Man: Wordsworth Revises Wordsworth Julian Thompson 02 Jun 2020
Essay Outdoor Gothic Julian Thompson 14 May 2020
Essay The Chimes: Dickens’s New Year Carol Julian Thompson 14 May 2020
Essay This is a place one can go mad in – Ivor Gurney, Asylum Poet Kate Kennedy https://oclw.web.ox.ac.uk/ 12 May 2020
Essay Is there any truth in biographical fictions? Katherine Collins https://oclw.web.ox.ac.uk/ 12 May 2020
Essay Sarah Howe - Artefacts of Writing Peter D McDonald https://artefactsofwriting.com/sarah-howe/ 04 May 2020
Essay Kirsty Gunn - Artefacts of Writing Peter D McDonald https://artefactsofwriting.com/kirsty-gunn/ 04 May 2020
Essay Tracy K. Smith - Artefacts of Writing Peter D McDonald https://artefactsofwriting.com/tracy-k-smith/ 04 May 2020
Essay Reading between life and work: Reflections on J.M. Coetzee’s life-writing Elleke Boehmer 08 Apr 2020
Essay Celebrating women's writing: the pen in their hands Ros Ballaster 04 Mar 2020
Essay Exhibiting Maria Edgeworth and Her Fellow Literary Lions Ros Ballaster, Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull 25 Feb 2020
Essay Brighton Ambitious: Some Fragments Ellen B. Brewster, Ros BallasterMaria Edgeworth 04 Feb 2020
Essay Maria Edgeworth - A biographical note. Ros Ballaster 04 Feb 2020
Essay Victorian Gothic: An Introduction Julian Thompson 19 Mar 2019
Essay Literature and Victorian Religion Julian Thompson 18 Mar 2019
Essay An Introduction to Beowulf Daniel Thomas 18 Mar 2019
Essay An Introduction to Teaching Wilfred Owen Lucy Freeland 23 Oct 2018
Essay Wilfred Owen: Resonances Brigitte Friant-Kessler 23 Oct 2018
Essay Owen's influence on Carol Ann Duffy Marcy Tanter 17 Oct 2018
Essay "The Poetry is in the Pity": Wilfred Owen and the Memory of the First World War Vincent Trott 16 Oct 2018
Essay 4-11 November 1918: Wilfred Owen and armistice Day in Memory and History Alex Nordlund 16 Oct 2018
Essay Wilfred Owen: The '60s Poet Harry Ricketts 16 Oct 2018
Essay Dulce et Decorum Est: Wilfred Owen’s Latin Elizabeth Vandiver 15 Oct 2018
Essay Wilfred Owen and the Culture of Commemoration Eva Zettelmann 15 Oct 2018
Essay At the Water’s Edge: Wilfred Owen and Water Gerald Dawe 15 Oct 2018
Essay Postcard from the Front Lines of Teaching "Dulce et Decorum Est" Eleanor Mary Boudreau 15 Oct 2018
Essay SHEER: Setting Wilfred Owen to Music Tim Watts 12 Oct 2018
Essay "Smile, Smile, Smile": Wilfred Owen and the Politicians Douglas Kerr 12 Oct 2018
Essay Wilfred Owen and the Modern Elegy Emma Suret 12 Oct 2018
Essay Reliving Wilfred Owen's 'Exposure' in Louis Simpson's World War II Poem 'The Battle' Michael Sarnowski 12 Oct 2018
Essay Fakiry: The Oriental Tale Ros Ballaster 08 Oct 2012
Essay Tour: Women's Writing Alex Pryce 27 Sep 2012
Essay Tour: History of our Literature Alex Pryce 27 Sep 2012
Essay Emily Dickinson: Writing it 'Slant' Erin Nyborg 25 Sep 2012
Essay Miscellanies & 18th century print culture http://digitalmiscellaniesindex.org 12 Sep 2012
Essay Ezra Pound Rebecca Beasley 07 Sep 2012
Essay Wilfred Owen - biography Stephanie Fishwick, Stuart Lee http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections/owen 28 Aug 2012
Essay The Curious Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald Kate O'Connor 16 Aug 2012
Essay Edward Thomas - biography Katharine Lindsay http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections/thomas 13 Aug 2012
Essay Isaac Rosenberg - biography Alisa Miller, Vivien Noakes http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections/rosenberg 13 Aug 2012
Essay Ivor Guerney - biography Stuart Lee http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections/gurney 13 Aug 2012
Essay Colonial Writers - Introduction Dominic Davies 13 Aug 2012
Essay Contemporary Writers - Introduction Dominic Davies 13 Aug 2012

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