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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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BBC Radio 3 and the AHRC announce the New Generation Thinkers 2015

The scheme is a nationwide search for the brightest minds who have the potential to share their cutting edge academic ideas through radio and television.

Dr Kylie Murray is one of the 10 New Generation Thinkers 2015 selected from hundreds of applications from academics at the start of their careers, who succeeded in demonstrating their passion to communicate modern scholarship to a wider audience.

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Election of the Professor of Poetry

Please click here for all of the information about the election and contact details for the University officers overseeing the process.

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Dr Kylie Murray discovers the oldest surviving non-biblical manuscript from Scotland

Oldest non-biblical Scottish manuscript is evidence of lost literary culture

 

The find was made in the University of Glasgow’s Special Collections by Dr Kylie Murray, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow from the English Faculty and Balliol College, Oxford, currently at Glasgow on a Visiting Fellowship.

Read more: Dr Kylie Murray discovers the oldest surviving non-biblical manuscript from Scotland

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Upcoming Events

Johnson and Shakespeare 2015

7 August 2015 - 9 August 2015

A Conference to mark the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson’s The Plays of William Shakespeare will be held at Pembroke College, Oxford on 7–9 August 2015. For further details, and the call for papers, click here.

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Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian: A two-day conference

10 September 2015 - 11 September 2015

 

Thursday and Friday, 10-11 September 2015, at The Royal College of Music

 

Conference Organizers: John Pitcher (St John’s College, Oxford) & Yasmin Arshad (UCL)

This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by a consortium of universities—UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music.

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