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Format Title Author/Contributor Source
Essay Fakiry: The Oriental Tale Ros Ballaster
Essay Tour: Women's Writing Alex Pryce
Essay Tour: History of our Literature Alex Pryce
Essay Emily Dickinson: Writing it 'Slant' Erin Nyborg
Essay Miscellanies & 18th century print culture
Essay Ezra Pound Rebecca Beasley
Essay Wilfred Owen - biography Stephanie Fishwick, Stuart Lee
Essay The Curious Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald Kate O'Connor
Essay Edward Thomas - biography Katharine Lindsay
Essay Isaac Rosenberg - biography Alisa Miller, Vivien Noakes
Essay Ivor Guerney - biography Stuart Lee
Essay Colonial Writers - Introduction Dominic Davies
Essay Contemporary Writers - Introduction Dominic Davies
Essay Lost Generation Kate O'Connor
Essay English Renaissance Timeline: Some Historical and Cultural Dates Kate O'Connor
Essay Thomas Kyd: An English Tragedy Kate O'Connor
Essay Caribbean Writers Dominic Davies
Essay Notions of Authorship Kate O'Connor
Essay What is Literature, and Why Does It Matter? Kate O'Connor
Essay Approaching Political Literature Kate O'Connor
Essay Feminist Approaches to Literature Kate O'Connor
Essay Economic and Social Literary Criticism Kate O'Connor
Essay Questions of Genre Kate O'ConnorKate O'Connor
Essay Aimé Césaire Jason AllenJason Allen
Essay Victorian Poetry and Fiction Charlotte BarrettCharlotte Barrett
Essay First World War Charlotte Barrett
Essay The Art of Mourning in First World War Poetry Charlotte Barrett
Essay Victorian Publishing History Charlotte Barrett
Essay James Joyce: A Biography Cleo Hanaway
Essay ‘‘Beauty […] lay not within the thing but in what the thing symbolised’’: Female Clothing and the Senses in the Works of Thomas Hardy Charlotte BarrettCharlotte Barrett
Essay Olive Schreiner Dominic Davies
Essay Derek Walcott Dominic Davies
Essay The Importance of Being Wilde Kate O'Connor
Essay Aphra Behn Kate O'Connor
Essay Gothic Elements in 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' Charlotte BarrettCharlotte Barrett
Essay The Celebration of Nature in Victorian Poetry Charlotte BarrettCharlotte Barrett
Essay Jonathan Swift and 'Gulliver's Travels' Abigail Williams, Kate O'Connor
Essay Aphra Behn and Poetic Culture Abigail Williams, Kate O'ConnorAbigail Williams
Essay Aphra Behn and Political Culture Abigail Williams, Kate O'ConnorAbigail Williams
Essay Aphra Behn and the Restoration Theatre Abigail Williams, Kate O'ConnorAbigail Williams
Essay The Anonymous Jane Austen Kate O'Connor
Essay Why Shakespeare Was Shakespeare Kate O'ConnorKate O' Connor
Essay A Short Literary History of Vampires Kate O'ConnorKate O' Connor
Essay Jonathan Swift and 'A Tale of a Tub' Abigail Williams, Kate O'Connor
Essay George Eliot and The Influence of Science Charlotte Barrett
Essay George Eliot Charlotte Barrett
Essay Joseph Conrad Dominic Davies
Essay Rudyard Kipling Dominic Davies
Essay J.M. Coetzee Dominic Davies
Essay Who is Aphra Behn? Abigail Williams, Kate O'Connor