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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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Indian Arrivals 1870-1915 wins the ESSE 2016 Book Prize for Literature in English

 

Indian Arrivals, Professor Elleke Boehmer's latest academic publication, has won a 2016 ESSE Book Award for Literatures in the English language. The awards were announced at the ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) conference in Galway on 24 August 2016. 

 

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Stipendiary Lecturer in English (7 hours) I January - 30 June 2017

 

Mansfield College, Oxford

Stipendiary Lecturer in English (7 hours) I January - 30 June 2017.

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Professor Sir Geoffrey Hill

 

The English Faculty is saddened to learn of the death of Geoffrey Hill. Geoffrey studied English at Keble College, and went on to a distinguished career at Leeds, Cambridge, and Boston. Keble College elected him an Honorary Fellow; and he was, of course, for five years our Professor of Poetry, a role he fulfilled with immense charisma and brilliance. He was unquestionably one of the great poets and literary thinkers of his age, inimitable and irreplaceable: it was a privilege to have him a member of our Faculty. 

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Upcoming Events

Writers on Truth, Lies and Fiction

22 September 2016

 

Writers on Truth, Lies and Fiction, chaired by Iain Sinclair

Waterstones are delighted to welcome a truly world-class panel of writers to Oxford to discuss one of the most hotly debated issues in the arts today: reality v's fiction lies at the heart of the current literary debate.

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Christian Literature Studies Group Day Conference 2016

5 November 2016

 

Christian Literature Studies Group Day Conference 2016

Shaping Ends:  Aspects of Apocalypse

Date: Saturday 5 November 2016

At: Corpus Christi College

Details:  http://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html

Organiser: Dr Roger Kojecký:  secretary@clsg.org

 

 

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