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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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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme - 2015

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships are designed to support scholars at a relatively early stage of their academic careers (defined as having been viva’ed no more than five years prior to the closing date), but  with a proven record of research. Fellowships are tenable for three years on a full-time basis. Further details about the scheme are available at:

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St Cross Building at 50 and the EFL at 100

The St Cross Building is the home of the English Faculty, the Law Faculty, the Bodleian Law Library, and the English Faculty Library, and is a Grade II* listed building.

Design and construction of the building took place between 1960 and 1964, so 2014 marks the building’s 50th anniversary!

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Upcoming Events

Stuart Hall: A Celebration

29 November 2014

Time: 14:00
Venue: TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College
Tickets: Free of charge, but registration required

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Reconsidering Donne

23 March 2015 - 24 March 2015

Lincoln College, Oxford

An international conference to consider past, present, and future critical trends in Donne Studies. Plenary Speakers: Achsah Guibbory (Barnard College, Columbia University), David Marno (University of California, Berkeley). 

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25 March 2015 - 27 March 2015

The fourth international Symposium on Approaches to English Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (OX-LEX4) will be held at Pembroke College, Oxford on March 25-27, 2015. We hope to bring together international scholars with a range of interests in historical lexicography and lexicology, including professional lexicographers and historical linguists, who are interested in applying and developing new research methods in this area of English historical linguistics.

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