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  2. Topic 1: Reading Lists for Revolutions of the Word 55 items
    1. Topic 1, Revolutions of the Word: Session 1 Set Texts 13 items
      1. On Being Brought from Africa to America - Phyllis Wheatley

        Chapter Essential

    2. Topic 1, Revolutions of the Word: Session 1, Secondary Readings 19 items
      1. Discourse on colonialism - Aimé Césaire, Robin D. G. Kelley, Joan Pinkham c[2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. A Concise Companion to Postcolonial Literature - Shirley Chew, David Richards 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Mongrel nation: diasporic culture and the making of postcolonial Britain - Ashley Dawson, ProQuest (Firm) c2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. The Oxford companion to black British history - David Dabydeen, John Gilmore, Cecily Jones 2007- (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Staying power: the history of black people in Britain - Peter Fryer, Gary Younge, Paul Gilroy 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction - Leela Gandhi 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      7. The trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's first Black poet and her encounters with the founding fathers - Henry Louis Gates, American Council of Learned Societies c2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. Insurgent empire: anticolonial resistance and British dissent - Priyamvada Gopal 2019 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      9. The Cambridge introduction to postcolonial literatures in English - Catherine Lynette Innes 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      10. The hybrid muse: postcolonial poetry in English - Jahan Ramazani (2001.)

        Book Recommended

      11. Black British Poetry - Sarah Lawson Welsh

        Chapter Recommended

    3. Topic 1, Revolutions of the Word: Session 2 Set Texts 7 items
      1. The same is here again

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      2. James Kelman - the same is here again

        Audio document Essential Audio of Kelman reading the story

      3. Not not while the giro

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      4. Gardens go on forever

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      5. Unrelated Incidents

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

    4. Topic 1, Revolutions of the Word: Session 2 Secondary Readings 16 items
      1. Resisting Arrest: James Kelman - Cairns Craig

        Chapter Recommended

      2. The Locust Tree in Flower, and why it had Difficulty Flowering in Britain

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

  3. Topic 2, Reading Lists for the Irish Literary Revival 18 items
    1. Topic 2, Irish Literary Revival: Session 1 Set Text (essential): 1 item
      1. Selected poems: selected by J.G. Nichols - W.B Yeats, J. G. Nichols 2015

        Book Essential Please read the following poems: ‘The Stolen Child’; ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’; ‘Who Goes with Fergus?’; ‘The Man who Dreamed of Faeryland’; ‘Into the Twilight’; ‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’; ‘The Secret Rose’; ‘He wished for the Cloths of Heaven’; ‘Adam’s Curse’; ‘Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland’; ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’; ‘An Irish Airman Foresees his Death’; ‘Easter 1916’; ‘The Second Coming’; ‘A Prayer for my Daughter’; ‘Sailing to Byzantium’; ‘Leda and the Swan’; ‘Among School Children’. Many of these Yeats poems (though not all) can be accessed online at https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems

    2. Topic 2, Irish Literary Revival: Session 2 Set Text 1 item
      1. The Playboy of the Western World: A Comedy in Three Acts - Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909

        Book Essential

    3. Topic 2, Irish Literary Revival: Secondary Reading for Sessions 1 and 2: 16 items
      1. Yeats, Said and decolonization - Tahrir Hamdi 04/03/2015

        Article Recommended

      2. The Cambridge companion to J.M. Synge 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read: Chapter 1: ‘Rethinking Synge’; Chapter 3: ‘Playboy of the Western World’; Chapter 8: ‘Synge and the Irish Language’; Chapter 9: ‘Synge and Gender’; Chapter 10: ‘Postcolonial Synge’.

      3. Finding Feminist Readings: Dante-Yeats - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 23/1980

        Article Recommended

      4. Heroic revivals from Carlyle to Yeats - Geraldine Higgins 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. The Irish Writer and the World - Declan Kiberd 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 5, “Synge, Yeats, and Bardic Poetry”.

      6. Yeats and violence - Michael Wood 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      7. W.B. Yeats: selected poems - W. B. Yeats (2000.)

        Book Recommended

      8. Yeats looking into the lion's face, IN: Inventing Ireland: [the literature of the modern nation] - D. Kiberd

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

  4. Topic 3: Reading Lists for Romantic Revolutions 35 items
    1. Topic 3, Romantic Revolutions: Session 1 Set Texts 10 items
      1. A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays - Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822

        Book Essential

      2. To Toussaint Louverture - poem by Wordsworth - TLP

        Webpage Essential I’ve chosen this in preference to a ‘better’ text as the site does a lot of introductory work to introduce Toussaint L’Ouverture himself

      3. ‘The Desponding Negro’ and ‘The Negro Sold for a Watch’

        Chapter Essential Read: ‘The Desponding Negro’ and ‘The Negro Sold for a Watch’ Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      4. Preface to the Lyrical Ballads (1800) - William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

        Document Essential

    2. Topic 3, Romantic Revolutions Session 1: Secondary Reading 13 items
      1. Black writers in Britain, 1760-1890 - Paul Edwards, David Dabydeen 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Red Shelley - Paul Foot 2004

        Book Recommended

      3. Shelley's Defences of Poetry - Michael O'Neill 2012

        Article Recommended

    3. Topic 3, Romantic Revolutions Session 2: Set Text 3 items
      1. A vindication of the rights of woman - Mary Wollstonecraft, ProQuest (Firm) 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

    4. Topic 3, Romantic Revolutions Session 2: Secondary Reading 9 items
      1. The Cambridge companion to British romanticism - Stuart Curran 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. “Writers Who Have Rendered Women Objects of Pity”: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Literary Criticism in the Analytical Review and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Fiore Sireci 2018

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

  5. Topic 4, Reading Lists for The Reformation 40 items
    1. Topic 4, The Reformation Session 1: Set Texts 1 item
      1. The Norton anthology of poetry 2018

        Book Essential John Donne Poems in the Norton Anthology of Poetry: ‘Satyre 4’, ‘Good Friday: Made as I was Riding Westward that Day’, ‘Hymn to God my God in my Sickness’, ‘Hymn to God the Father’, Holy Sonnets 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 14 and 18, ‘The Relic’, ‘The Ecstasy’, ‘A Valediction Forbidding Mourning’, ‘The Canonization’, ‘A Valediction of Weeping’, ‘The Apparition’, ‘The Storme’, ‘The Calme’, ‘Calez and Guyana’, ‘Elegy XIX: To his Mistress Going to Bed’, ‘Air and Angels’, ‘The Anniversary’, ‘A Nocturnal Upon St Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day’, ‘The Sun Rising’

    2. Topic 4, The Reformation Session 1: Secondary Reading 20 items
      1. (i) Introductions to the Reformation 6 items
        1. Reformation thought: an introduction - Alister E. McGrath (2012.) (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        2. The Reformation - Patrick Collinson 2005

          Book Recommended

        3. Reformation: Europe's house divided, 1490-1700 - Diarmaid MacCulloch

          Book Recommended

        4. Anti-Calvinists: the rise of English Arminianism c.1590-1640 - Nicholas Tyacke 1990 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

      2. (ii) On the Print Revolution 4 items
        1. Print, manuscript and the search for order, 1450-1830 - David McKitterick 2003

          Book Recommended Read: Chapters 1 and 2

        2. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe - Elizabeth L. Eisenstein 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended SHORT VERSION OF HER CLASSIC STUDY The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Europe (CUP, 1979)

        3. The nature of the book: print and knowledge in the making - Adrian Johns, American Council of Learned Societies 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Read: Chapter 1

        4. The nature of the book: print and knowledge in the making - Adrian Johns, ProQuest (Firm) 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Read: Chapter 1

      3. (iii) On Donne 10 items
        1. The Cambridge companion to John Donne 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Read: Arthur Marotti, ‘The social context of Donne’s writing: occasional verses and letters’ (ch. 3), Alison Shell and Arnold Hunt, ‘Donne’s religious world’ (ch. 5), Helen Wilcox, ‘Devotional writing’ (ch. 10), Lynne Magnusson, ‘Donne’s language: the conditions of communication’ (ch. 12), and Ilona Bell, ‘Gender matters: the women in Donne’s poems’ (ch. 13)

        2. John Donne, body and soul - Ramie Targoff, ProQuest (Firm) 2008 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        3. Religion around John Donne - Joshua Eckhardt 2019

          Book Recommended

        4. The gender of religious devotion: Amelia Lanyer and John Donne

          Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

        5. John Donne

          Chapter Recommended

        6. John Donne: a life - R. C. Bald, Wesley Milgate 1970

          Book Recommended

    3. Topic 4, The Reformation Session 2: Set Texts 2 items
      1. Paradise lost - John Milton 2014

        Book Essential Read: Books 1 and 2

      2. The autobiography of Anne lady Halkett 1875

        Book Essential Extracts: pp. 19-27, 45-52.

    4. Topic 4, The Reformation Session 2: Secondary Readings 17 items
      1. Literature and dissent in Milton's England - Sharon Achinstein 2003

        Book Recommended

      2. The English and Other Peoples’

        Chapter Recommended Please read widely amongst the other essays in this volume as well

      3. The New Milton Criticism - Peter C. Herman, Elizabeth Sauer 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. The new Milton criticism - Peter C. Herman, Elizabeth Sauer, ProQuest (Firm) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Merging the Secular and the Spiritual in Lady Anne Halkett's Memoirs - Mary Ellen Lamb

        Chapter Recommended Currently unavailable

      6. Eroticizing the Subject, or Royals in Drag: Reading the Memoirs of Anne, Lady Halkett - Donna Landry 1995

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      7. The Cambridge companion to Milton 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read: The Genres of Paradise Lost, chap. 8. [please read widely amongst the other essays in this volume as well]

      8. The Cambridge companion to Milton 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read: Milton and the Sexes, chap. 12. [please read widely amongst the other essays in this volume as well]

      9. They Only Lived Twice: Public and Private Selfhood in the Autobiographies of Anne, Lady Halkett and Colonel Joseph Bampfield - Sheila Ottway

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      10. Milton and the Idea of the Fall - William Poole 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      11. Eve, Paradise Lost, and Female Interpretation - Susan Wiseman

        Chapter Recommended Please read widely amongst the other essays in this volume as well

  6. Topic 5: Reading Lists for The Peasants’ Revolt 38 items
    1. Topic 5, The Peasants’ Revolt Session 1: Set Text 1 item
    2. Topic 5, The Peasants’ Revolt Session 1: Secondary Readings 18 items
      1. Life on the English manor: a study of peasant conditions 1150-1400 - H. S. Bennett 1937

        Book Recommended Still a valuable analysis of living conditions among the peasantry in medieval England.

      2. Ricardian poetry: Chaucer, Gower, Langland and the 'Gawain' poet - J. A. Burrow 1992

        Book Recommended Among the most readable introductions to literature of the period.

      3. The structure of the Canterbury Tales - Helen Cooper 1983

        Book Recommended

      4. The Canterbury tales - Helen Cooper 1996

        Book Recommended

      5. The invention of race in the European Middle Ages - Geraldine Heng 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. English society in the Later Middle Ages, 1348-1500 - Maurice Keen, American Council of Learned Societies 1990 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Among the most readable and accurate accounts of the social structures of later medieval England.

      7. Chaucer and medieval estates satire: the literature of social classes and the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales - Jill Mann 1973 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended The best extended analysis of Chaucer’s satirical techniques in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

      8. The life of Geoffrey Chaucer: a critical biography - Derek Albert Pearsall 1992

        Book Recommended The classical biographical study.

      9. Reimagining Revolt: 1381, Feminine Authority, and the Wife of Bath - Rotkiewicz, Vincent 2018

        Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      10. The Oxford English literary history: Vol. 2: 1350-1547 : Reform and cultural revolution - Jonathan Bate, James Simpson 2002

        Book Recommended A recent literary history of the later medieval period, which devotes careful attention to the relationship between literature and contemporary politics.

      11. Chaucer: a European life - Marion Turner 2019 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended A new biography of Chaucer that gives prominence to his relations with European social and literary communities

      12. Decameron: a cura di Vittore Branca... 2a edizione - Giovanni Boccaccio 1960

        Book Recommended Currently unavailable. The Italian text of the Decameron

      13. The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio, G. H. McWilliam 1972

        Book Recommended A popular English translation of Boccaccio’s classic

      14. The Black Death - Rosemary Horrox 1994

        Book Recommended Useful collection of a wide range of sources in English translation.

      15. The St Albans chronicle: the Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, I : 1776-1394 - Thomas Walsingham, John Taylor, Wendy R. Childs, Leslie Watkiss 2003

        Book Recommended Includes the Latin text and a fluent English translation.

    3. Topic 5, The Peasants Revolt Session 2: Set Texts 2 items
      1. Book 1 of Vox Clamantis - Eric Stockton

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      2. Letter of John Ball, sent to the commons of Essex - John Taylor, Wendy R. Childs, Leslie Watkiss

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available tp students on module ENGU903

    4. Topic 5, The Peasants’ Revolt Session 2: Secondary Reading list 17 items
      1. The Peasants' Revolt: Cock-Crow in Gower and Chaucer - Astell, Ann W. 1993

        Article Recommended Currently unavailable

      2. Life on the English manor: a study of peasant conditions 1150-1400 - H. S. Bennett 1937

        Book Recommended Old, but still valuable

      3. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 - R. B. Dobson, American Council of Learned Societies 1970 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended A wealth of relevant historical and literary documents in English, including several translated from Latin and French.

      4. Historicizing Postcolonial Criticism: Cultural Difference and the Vernacular’ - Ruth Evans

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      5. Women in medieval English society - Mavis E. Mate, Economic History Society 2008

        Book Recommended

      6. Images of the medieval peasant - Paul H. Freedman 1999

        Book Recommended

      7. Bond men made free: medieval peasant movements and the English rising of 1381 - R. H. Hilton, Christopher Dyer 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. Bond men made free: medieval peasant movements and the English rising of 1381 - R. H. Hilton, ProQuest (Firm) 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      9. Writing and rebellion: England in 1381 - Steven Justice, American Council of Learned Societies c1994 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      10. Chapter 4

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module ENGU903

      11. Common Language and Common Profit - Kellie Robertson

        Chapter Recommended

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