Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jonathan Swift and Gulliver’s Travels

This essay is the second of two distilled from a lecture series on Jonathan Swift given by Dr. Abigail Williams of the University of Oxford and adapted for the Great Writers Inspire Project by Kate O’Connor. To see the previous … Continue reading

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Jonathan Swift and A Tale of a Tub

This essay is the first of two distilled from a lecture series on Jonathan Swift given by Dr. Abigail Williams of the University of Oxford and adapted for the Great Writers Inspire Project by Kate O’Connor. Jonathan Swift and A … Continue reading

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Re-Joyceing in Dublin: Great Writers Inspire Ireland

This time last week, it was ‘Bloomsday’ (16th June) – a daylong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Whilst the UK celebrated in style with Radio 4 devoting an entire day’s air time to all things Joycean (including a brand new … Continue reading

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Free But Not CC: Online Education Resources

While we only include public domain and creative commons resources on our website writersinspire.org, in our trawling for internet treasures, we came across a lot of resources that can be accessed free online, but cannot be reused under any free … Continue reading

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Why Shakespeare was Shakespeare

Since the release of the film Anonymous  in 2011, the odds have increased dramatically of being cornered in a pub and informed that the works of Shakespeare were actually written by the Earl of Oxford (or Sir Francis Bacon, or … Continue reading

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The Anonymous Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of the most famous authors in the western cannon (possibly helped along by a certain well-known Colin-Firth-diving-into-a-pond scene in the BBC Pride and Prejudice television serial adaptation). And our fascination isn’t just with her works: it’s … Continue reading

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Aphra Behn and Poetic Culture

This essay is the last of four distilled from a lecture series on Aphra Behn given by Dr. Abigail Williams of the University of Oxford and adapted for the Great Writers Inspire project by Kate O’Connor. Click to view the … Continue reading

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Aphra Behn and Political Culture

This essay is the third of four distilled from a lecture series on Aphra Behn given by Dr. Abigail Williams of the University of Oxford and adapted for the Great Writers Inspire project by Kate O’Connor. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Shakespearian Excavation in London

The remains of early modern theatre The Curtain are being excavated in Shoreditch, London. Read the article on the discovery in The Guardian here. To learn more about early modern playhouses, including The Curtain, check out our brief outline here.

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Aphra Behn and the Restoration Theatre

This essay is the second of four distilled from a lecture series on Aphra Behn given by Dr. Abigail Williams of the University of Oxford and adapted for the Great Writers Inspire project by Kate O’Connor. Click here to see … Continue reading

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