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Washington Irving, 1783-1859

Washington Irving Timeline

Washington Irving’s place in history This timeline documents major events and influences on Washington Irving’s life and work. It begins by outlining the events and publications in Irving’s life, then looks at American literature, visual...

In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti

In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti

In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Georgina Rossetti In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow,...

Composers in Death Comes for the Archbishop

Composers in Death Comes for the Archbishop

Among the composers mentioned in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop are Giuseppe Verdi, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Stephen Foster. Here are a few works of theirs to enjoy; your library may have other...

Brontë Resources Index

Brontë Resources Index

The Brontë sisters read widely, wrote passionately, and created enduring works drawn from their surroundings and imagination. Explore their writings and their world through the resources below. Charlotte Brontë Emily Brontë Brontë Sisters Context...

Music the Brontë Sisters May Have Known

Music the Brontë Sisters May Have Known

Music in the Brontë Sisters’ World As the daughter of an Anglican clergyman, Charlotte Brontë would have been familiar with the church music of the time. This playlist features King’s College Choir, Cambridge, and other choirs performing...

Jonathan Swift Resources

Jonathan Swift Resources

Jonathan Swift Resources Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) wrote some of the most brilliant satire in the English language, including his masterpiece Gulliver’s Travels. In his 1946 article, “Politics vs. Literature: An Examination of Gulliver’s Travels,”...

Ancient Greek Literature Resources Index

Ancient Greek Literature Resources Index

Ancient Greek resources currently available on our site include: “Why Study the Pagans?” by Cheryl Lowe “Why We Read the Odyssey” by Deborah Stokol Introduction to Greek Tragedy Introduction to Classical Greek Literature by...

Thomas Tallis Medieval Music sung by Lumina

Thomas Tallis Medieval Music sung by Lumina

Thomas Tallis was a medieval composer. You may listen to one of his compositions in the video below from the talented Lumina Vocal Ensemble. Credits: If ye love me, a motet from the English...

Cooper and Berlioz Overture “Le Corsaire Rouge”

Cooper and Berlioz Overture “Le Corsaire Rouge”

Berlioz commemorates the death of James Fenimore Cooper Composer Hector Berlioz was a great admirer of James Fenimore Cooper and commemorated Cooper’s death by renaming one of his overtures Le corsaire rouge, translated from...

Tempest Overture Tchaikovsky

Tempest Overture Tchaikovsky

Toscanini conducts Tchaikovsky’s overture for The Tempest, on NBC in 1944. Other Introduction to Literature (E1) videos