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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