Discovering Literature

Illustrations for ‘The British Library’s ‘Discovering Literature’ Microsite. Commissioned by Anna Lobbenberg. The project brings to life the social, political and cultural context in which key works of literature were written. The microsite shows digitised manuscripts, notebooks, and personal items from the British Library collection, along with articles, short documentary films and teachers’ notes. Sections and articles illustrated have included: Gender and Sexuality, Capturing and Creating the Modern, Shakespeare & Renaisance,  Fantasy and Fairytale.

‘Lady Lazarus’ by Sylvia Plath: a close reading.’ Article by Mark Ford

Discovering Literature: Shakespeare & Renaissance
Discovering Literature: Shakespeare & Renaissance


An Introduction to High-Rise. Article by Roger Luckhurst

‘Bad-good girls, beasts, rogues and other creatures: Angela Carter and the influence of fairy tales’ Article by Marina Warner

Shakespeare and Renaissance: Comedies Cross dressing in ‘Twelfth Night’

The Buddha of Suburbia. Article by Zadie Smith

Juliet’s Eloquence. Article by Penny Gay

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