Edward Dowden's Appointment at Trinity College, Dublin

The appointment of Edward Dowden to the chair of English at Trinity College, Dublin in 1867 marks a shift in scholarship and study in the Western University. He is among the first generation of scholars dedicated to the study of English language and literature, making his most notable and lasting impact through several volumes on Shakespeare, a multi-volume biography of the Shelleys, and many publications and lectures on other English writers and poets. Many of his notable letters to his future wife Elizabeth Dickinson West Dowden were written during his tenure there, several being posted from the Examination Hall in which he taught.

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