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 by Bruce Stewart from 2011 onwards - both as a visiting lecturer and afterwards as a member of the Modern Languages & Literature (DLLEM) and Humanities Centre (CCHLA) of that University.
Professor Stewart teaches English Language & Literature at the Federal University of Rio do Norte in Brazil. He is Assistant Editor of The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature (1996) and author of the notice on James Joyce in the Dictionary of National Biography, a former Literary Director of the Princess Grace Irish Liberary in Monaco (1996-2004), and two-term Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literatures. He remains an Emeritus Reader in English Literature at the University of Ulster (N. Ireland) where he taught from 1987 to 2012. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin (TCD Schol., BA Hons, [1st Class] & PhD.) and the University of California and has last lived and taught in Dublin, North Africa, and Arabia.