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This is a fairly random list of news items about topics in English literature from 1700 to the present that pertain to my current teaching and research.
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£100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere

£100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
NATIONAL Trust workers at a former Lake District home of William Words-worth were left open-mouthed when a surprise benefactor turned up with a cheque for £100,000.
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OpenJoyce - Ulysses Comparison

OpenJoyce - Ulysses Comparison | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
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new open educational resource on James Joyce, a collection of resources and a community
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This Was the First Word Processor Ever Used By a Novelist. It Weighed 200 Pounds and Had to Be Brought in Though the Window

This Was the First Word Processor Ever Used By a Novelist. It Weighed 200 Pounds and Had to Be Brought in Though the Window | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Would best-selling novelist Len Deighton care to take a walk? It was 1968, and the IBM technician who serviced Deighton’s typewriters had just heard from Deighton’s personal assistant, Ms.
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T S Eliot letter hidden for 40 years re-discovered in Queen Mary archives

T S Eliot letter hidden for 40 years re-discovered in Queen Mary archives | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
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Virginia Woolf's fun side revealed in unseen manuscripts

Virginia Woolf's fun side revealed in unseen manuscripts | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Written for young nephews Quentin and Julian Bell, family newspaper contains gentle lampoons of family and servants
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University of Sussex buys Woolf's pocket diaries

University of Sussex buys Woolf's pocket diaries | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
The University of Sussex has purchased Virginia Woolf's small pocket engagement diaries that she used to detail her personal life from 1930 to 1941. The last entry is for March 28, 1941, which is w...
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Leigh Hunt’s Fireplace- The University of Iowa Libraries

Leigh Hunt’s Fireplace- The University of Iowa Libraries | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Last week we opened, for the first time, a wooden shipping crate that had been stored in the department for many years. It had been sent to the Libraries in...
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Leight Hunt's Fireplace from 16 Rowan Road, Hammersmith preserved in the archive

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Sara Coleridge’s Pretty Lessons in Verse: Nineteenth- Century Flash Cards | Cultural Compass

Sara Coleridge’s Pretty Lessons in Verse: Nineteenth- Century Flash Cards | Cultural Compass | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
The daughter of British poet and author Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Coleridge spent most of her life separated from her father.
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Ransom Center seeks input on draft report about the acquisition of born-digital materials | Cultural Compass

Ransom Center seeks input on draft report about the acquisition of born-digital materials | Cultural Compass | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Concerned about the acquisition and preservation of born-digital materials? A recent collaborative draft report surveys the primary issues and concerns relating to such acquisitions. Feedback and suggestions are encouraged and appreciated.
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W. B. Yeats: No Country for Old Men (via RTÉ)

W. B. Yeats: No Country for Old Men (via RTÉ) | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it

New Documentary on W. B. Yeats airing on RTE this week.

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Day-Lewis archive donated to the Bodleian Libraries - Bodleian Libraries

Day-Lewis archive donated to the Bodleian Libraries - Bodleian Libraries | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it

The Bodleian Libraries have announced today the gift of the Day-Lewis papers which belonged to the poet Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972) and his wife, actress Jill Balcon (1925-2009). The archive was donated to the Bodleian Libraries by their children, Tamasin and Daniel Day-Lewis and accompanies an initial literary bequest from Jill Balcon, following her death in 2009.

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Sylvia Plath Info: Trailer for Movie about The Barbizon with Sylvia Plath Content

Sylvia Plath Info: Trailer for Movie about The Barbizon with Sylvia Plath Content | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
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The Dan Gunn Interview - Samuel Beckett's Letters

The Dan Gunn Interview - Samuel Beckett's Letters | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
It is worth bearing in mind that when the project was launched, back while Beckett was still alive, nobody, least of all Beckett himself (who had no notion of how many letters he had written over his life), suspected the scale of it.

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Archaeologists hope to uncover secrets at James Joyce's house in Fairview

Archaeologists hope to uncover secrets at James Joyce's house in Fairview | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the National Museum are excavating an ash pit at the rear of a house in which James Joyce and his family lived between 1900 and 1901.
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Exciting Show Coming Up on American Little Magazines of the 1890s (NYC)

Exciting Show Coming Up on American Little Magazines of the 1890s (NYC) | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
In a few weeks what looks like a great show will open at the Grolier Club. American Little Magazines of the 1890s A Revolution in Print At the Grolier Club February 20–April 27, 2013 The long smoul...
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Draft Siegfried Sassoon poem reveals controversial lines cut from Atrocities

Draft Siegfried Sassoon poem reveals controversial lines cut from Atrocities | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Manuscript shows World War I poet toned down piece about British soldiers killing German prisoners
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Samuel Beckett, bookworm

Samuel Beckett, bookworm | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Time, space, and money being finite quantities in this world, the books that a person chooses to surround oneself with become a fascinating glimpse into the life of that mind. Far more than the eve...
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Dirk Van Hulle will deliver a keynote lecture at the Writers and their Libraries conference (Institute of English Studies, 15-16 March, London). See website for details: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/WritersLibraries

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Patrick Heron's unseen sketches of T.S. Eliot go on display at National Portrait Gallery for the first time

Patrick Heron's unseen sketches of T.S. Eliot go on display at National Portrait Gallery for the first time | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
B LONDON.- /B Two studies for the highly abstracted 1949 modernist painting of the poet T. S. Eliot by Patrick Heron - never previously seen in publ
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Faber Voices - Poetry Book Society

Faber Voices - Poetry Book Society | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
The Poetry Book Society
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Faber Voices is a new series of digital-only poetry ebooks which present the work of Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Philip Larkin and Wendy Cope as never before. Each ebook features a new selection of the poet's work with a line-by-line synchronised recording of the poet's own reading.

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Samuel Beckett Summer School

A celebration of the life and work of Samuel Beckett in the city where he began his intellectual life. A week of lectures, seminars, performances, exhibits, cultural events, field trips, and workshops at Trinity College Dublin.
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Samuel Beckett Summer School, 11-16 August 2013

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NUI Galway Archives: The Nativity - Christmas Scenes, Lady Gregory and Douglas Hyde

NUI Galway Archives: The Nativity - Christmas Scenes, Lady Gregory and Douglas Hyde | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
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Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot NS parody

Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot NS parody | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot parody Chard Whitlow by Henry Reed
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Dylan Thomas reads TS Eliot New Statesman parody

"as we grow older, we do not grow any younger"

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National Portrait Gallery - Patrick Heron: Studies for a portrait of T.S. Eliot

National Portrait Gallery - Patrick Heron: Studies for a portrait of T.S. Eliot | English Literature after 1700 | Scoop.it
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