Ricorso is a large dataset of information about Irish writers and their works arranged in the form of a bio-bibliographical dictionary, with condensed biographies, lists of criticism and extracts from the works commentaries upon them. It also contains a digital library and a digital album as well as other sections devoted to journal bibliographies and gateways to different areas and sites of Irish studies. Ricorso contains a good deal of surprising information and material which other subject websites dont. It is the result of a more or less continuous compilation process on the part of its deviser over three decades. The name and epigraph of the RICORSO website are both taken from James Joyces Finnegans Wake (1939).
Classroom is a teaching site connected with lectures and courses given at the Federal University of Rio do Norte (UFRN) in Brazil from 2011 both as a visiting lecturer and afterwards as a member of the Modern Languages & Literature (DLLEM) and Humanities Centre (CCHLA) of that University. Bruce Stewart is Assistant Editor of The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature, a former Literary Director of the Princess Grace Irish Liberary in Monaco, a two-term Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literatures, a Reader Emeritus in English Literature at the University of Ulster (N. Ireland) and presently a Professor of English at the Federal University of Rio do Norte in Brazil.