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Dictionary of National Biography This link opens in a new window
Access to over 59,100 articles on notable people who shaped British history worldwide, from the 4th century BC to the year 2012. In addition to outlining a person's activities, character, and significance, each article also includes dates and places of key events, information on parents and spouses, and places of residence.
This course will focus intensely on the writers Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf. We will study Hardy’s novels The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. With Virginia Woolf, we will trace her experiments in modernism, as we read Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own, and her autobiography Moments of Being. Hardy and Woolf will be considered in their historical, cultural, literary, and social contexts, including their relationships with other writers in their circles.
Thomas Hardy in Context by
Publication Date: 2013-03-18
This collection covers the range of Thomas Hardy's works and their social and intellectual contexts, providing a comprehensive introduction to Hardy's life and times.
The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts by
A guide to Virginia Woolf's artistic influences and associations. The Companion explores Woolf's ideas about creativity and the nature of art in the context of the recent 'turn to the visual' in modernist studies with its focus on visual technologies and the significance of material production. The in-depth chapters place Woolf's work in relation to the most influential aesthetic theories and artistic practices, including Bloomsbury aesthetics, art and race, Vanessa Bell and painting, art galleries, theatre, music, dance, fashion, entertaining, garden and book design, broadcasting, film, and photography.
Journal of Modern Literature
Journal of Modern Literature is widely recognized as the journal of record for modern literature. More than 20 years after its founding, it remains the most important scholarly journal in its field. In recent years, its coverage has expanded to include contemporary writing as well as literature other than English and American, and it now addresses all literature written in the 20th century
MFS Modern Fiction Studies
MFS publishes theoretically engaged and historically informed articles on modernist and contemporary fiction. The journal's substantial book review section keeps readers informed about current scholarship in the field. MFS alternates general issues with special issues focused on individual novelists or topics that challenge and expand the concept of "modern fiction."
English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
ELT publishes articles on fiction, poetry, drama, or subjects of cultural interest in the 1880–1920 period of British literature. While it publishes reviews of books about Joseph Conrad, Henry James, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and W. B. Yeats, it does not publish articles on such major figures unless the discussion is linked to less-prominent authors of the era
Scholars of literary history and theory turn to Nineteenth-Century Literature for the newest research and thought on all English-language writers of the nineteenth century. Every issue offers 150 pages of important articles, a convenient section of article abstracts, review essays, and an annotated bibliography of recent books published in the field of nineteenth-century literature.
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 [Vol. 39 (1999) through current issue ]
SEL focuses on four fields of British literature in rotating, quarterly issues: English Renaissance, Tudor and Stuart Drama, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, and Nineteenth Century. The editors select learned, readable papers that contribute significantly to the understanding of British literature from 1500 to 1900.
Victorian Studies [Vol. 42, no. 2 (1999/00) through current issue]
Victorian Studies, which began publication in 1956, is devoted to the study of English culture of the Victorian period. It includes interdisciplinary articles on comparative literature, social and political history, and the histories of education, philosophy, fine arts, economics, law, and science.
Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies [Vol. 35 (2009) through current issue]PREVIEW: REQUEST ON ILL
"Our mandate is to publish the best original international research in this interdisciplinary field, as well as to provide critical reviews of new books in Victorian studies by experts from around the world. Finally, our regular Victorian Review forum provides a unique venue in which diverse scholarly voices may address a topic from multiple points of view."
Victorian Literature and Culture [Vol. 27 (1999) through current issue]
Encourages high quality original work concerned with all areas of Victorian literature and culture, including music and the fine arts. The journal presents work at the cutting edge of current research, including exciting new studies in untouched subjects or new methodologies.