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University of Oxford Faculty of English

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The Faculty of English Language and Literature is by far the largest English Department in the UK, with over 75 permanent postholders, a further 70 Faculty members, 900 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates. The Faculty has a very distinguished research and teaching record, covering all periods of English Literature.

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Humanities Graduate Open Day


The English Faculty is taking part in the Humanities Graduate Open Day on 13th November 2015. Please click here for further details.

Spaces are limited, so make sure you register today!

If you have any questions about this event please contact

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English Faculty Academics win British Academy 2015 Prizes


We are delighed to announce that two academics from the Faculty of English have been awarded British Academy 2015 Prizes.

Professor Ankhi Mukherjee has been awarded the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for Literature for her monograph What Is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon (Stanford University Press, 2014).

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Launch of an experiment in 'DIY digitization'

Daniel Wakelin, along with Judith Siefring and Christine Madsen of the Bodleian Library, have launched an experiment in ‘DIY digitization’. They are inviting anybody who uses and photographs manuscripts or early printed books in the special collections department of the Bodleian Library, the Weston Library, to upload online their photographs of those books, for sharing and non-commercial use by others as people wish. There are no rules for the method of uploading. The experiment is designed to see how and why people might share files this way.

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Upcoming Events

Homiletics/The Game of the Name

7 November 2015

Corpus Christi College, Oxford

English Faculty members may be interested in this conference, organised by the Christian Literary Studies Group.

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Dignity and the Novel Since 1948

7 November 2015


Dignity and the Novel Since 1948

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:30am to 5:30pm

St Cross Building, Oxford- The Cube

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Conquest: 1016, 1066

20 July 2016 - 23 July 2016

An Interdisciplinary Anniversary Conference

Worcester College, Oxford, and TORCH, 20-23 July 2016

A major conference to mark the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest and 1000th anniversary of Danish conquest.

Topics include (in no particular order):

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