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Format Title Author/Contributor Source Date Published
Image Phillis Wheatley 05 Mar 2020
Essay Celebrating women's writing: the pen in their hands Ros Ballaster 04 Mar 2020
Other A Play in Fragments by Maria Edgeworth - A Surviving Manuscript Ellen B. Brewster, Ros BallasterMaria Edgeworth 25 Feb 2020
Essay Exhibiting Maria Edgeworth and Her Fellow Literary Lions Ros Ballaster, Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull 25 Feb 2020
Video Brighton Ambitious: Some Fragments, a play by Maria Edgeworth Ellen B. Brewster, Ros BallasterMaria Edgeworth 04 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
Video Patience Agbabi reading and conversation Patience Agbabi, Elleke Boehmer, Marion Turner 03 Feb 2020
Video Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 03 Feb 2020
Video Middle Earth and Tolkien's Digital Afterlives Stuart Lee 03 Feb 2020
Video Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' Margaret Kean 03 Feb 2020
Video The Death Masks of Macbeth Simon Palfrey 03 Feb 2020
Video The Stories of Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Stuart Lee, Margaret Kean 31 Jan 2020
Video Useful Frames and Dead Pasteboard Sarah Hook 31 Jan 2020
Audio Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Beatrice Groves, Victoria McGuinness 31 Jan 2020
Video Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in Conversation with Elleke Boehmer Aminatta Forna, Elleke Boehmer 31 Jan 2020
Audio Edmund Blunden Margi Blunden 31 Jan 2020
Audio Impact of the 1914 – 1918 Poets Adrian Barlow 31 Jan 2020
Audio 'Earth Voices Whispering’: Reading Ireland’s Poetry of WWI: An Introduction Gerald Dawe 31 Jan 2020
Audio David Jones Stuart Lee 31 Jan 2020
Audio Isaac Rosenberg: ‘Fierce Imaginings’ – the Private and the Poet Jean Liddiard 31 Jan 2020
Audio Ivor Gurney: A Poet born out of War Philip Lancaster 31 Jan 2020
Audio Manuscripts Stuart Lee 31 Jan 2020
Audio Edward Thomas: Edwardian War Poet Guy Cuthbertson 31 Jan 2020
Audio Popular Poetry Stuart Lee 31 Jan 2020
Audio ‘On your lips my life is hung’: Robert Graves and War Charles Mundye 31 Jan 2020
Audio Poetry vs. History Stuart Lee 31 Jan 2020
Audio Georgians and Others Stuart Lee 31 Jan 2020
Audio The Early Poets Alisa Miller 31 Jan 2020
Audio Poetry of the Empire Simon Featherstone 31 Jan 2020
Audio Siegfried Sassoon Meg Crane 31 Jan 2020
Audio Wilfred Owen Jon Stallworthy 31 Jan 2020
Audio Women Poets Jane Potter 31 Jan 2020
Audio War Poetry Mark Rawlinson 31 Jan 2020
Audio Elleke Boehmer's The Shouting in the Dark and Other Southern Writings Elleke Boehmer, Emma Parker 21 Jan 2020
Other Prismatic Jane Eyre Matthew Reynolds 09 Jan 2020
eBook The habitable world described: or the present state of the people in all parts of the globe, from north to south; shewing the situation, extent, clima... Trusler, John, 1735-1820. 07 Oct 2019
Other Science and the Supernatural Melissa Dickson 28 Mar 2019
Other Dracula and Modern Life Emilie Taylor-Brown, Hosanna Krienke, Sarah Green 28 Mar 2019
Other On the Subject of Speed: Thomas Hardy Catherine Charlwood 28 Mar 2019
Video Late Victorian into Modern Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Laura Marcus 28 Mar 2019
Video Character in Modern Drama Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 28 Mar 2019
Video Work, Time and Stress: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Sally Shuttleworth, Marie Tidball 27 Mar 2019
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
Video Theatre, 1660-1760: The Arrival of the Actress David Taylor 11 Mar 2019
Video Theatre, 1660-1760: Restoration and Change David Taylor 11 Mar 2019
Video Race and Empire, 1660-1760 Ruth Scobie 11 Mar 2019
Video Drama and the Theatre, 1660-1760 Abigail Williams 11 Mar 2019