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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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'Constructing Scientific Communities' Website Now Live

The project website for 'Constructing Scientific Communities' went live on 30 June 2014 at www.conscicom.org. This project is hosted by the Faculty of English Language & Literature and St Anne’s College.

Events, Research Resources, Publications and Links pages will be added to the site soon (plus more news and other information).

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Departmental Lecturer in American Literature

Grade 7: £29,837 - £36,661 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Departmental Lecturer in American Literature. The appointment will be for a fixed-term period of 10 months from 1 October 2014 to 31 July 2015 to provide teaching in American Literature during the appointment process for the new Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature.

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Will Abberley Included in 2014 List of New Generation Thinkers

Will Abberley, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty, has been included in the latest crop of New Generation Thinkers. The scheme, sponsored by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, was launched in 2010 and selects 10 promising young academics who are not only working in areas judged to be of broad interest, but who also have the presentational skills to make their work accessible. They are all given training and the opportunity to make radio programmes and short films for BBC Arts Online.

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Upcoming Events

The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

25 September 2014 - 26 September 2014

Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships scheme, European Commission

25-26 September 2014

Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Ross Forman (Warwick), Dr Peter Yeandle (Manchester),

Dr Hazel Waters (Institute of Race Relations, London)

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Women Writing across Cultures: Past, Present and Future

26 September 2014 - 28 September 2014

Registration is now open for the 'What is Women's Writing?' International Symposium at Oxford University. For conference website with draft programme click on http://womenwritingoxford.wordpress.com/

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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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