ProQuest Alexander Street Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

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Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period corrects a glaring omission in the literary history of the British Isles—and of Romanticism generally.

Comprising more than eighty volumes of poetry by Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842, the database will enable researchers to delve more deeply than ever into this significant, but largely underappreciated, body of work.

Most of the texts in the database exist in print in fewer than five libraries in the world, often locked away within archives. For nearly two centuries, the distinctive voices of such poets as Henrietta Battier, I. S. Anna Liddiard, Adelaide O’Keeffe, Elizabeth Ryves, and Melesina Trench have remained practically unheard. Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period allows these women to speak to a new generation of students and scholars.

Along with the poetic texts are biographical and critical essays contributed by the foremost scholars in the field. Specially commissioned by Alexander Street, the essays provide valuable historical context and insightful literary analysis for student and professor alike. For some of the poets, the essays will be the only substantial scholarly assessments available. This combination of primary source content and original scholarly commentary — fully indexed and searchable together — makes Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period an authoritative resource for anyone studying the history and literature of Ireland and Great Britain.


A critical introduction establishing the context for the poetry

A bibliographical introduction and a general bibliography

The works of approximately 50 poets with associated biographical essays, and a bibliography of the primary works

Criticism, reviews, and links to related Web resources

More than eighty works in full TEI-encoded XML with related indexing

Selected secondary critical essays and reviews by major scholars

MARC records to facilitate access to the material, allowing users to move directly from the OPAC to the texts themselves

Many extremely rare volumes that most libraries do not otherwise have access to in any form.

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