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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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Dr Hannah Sullivan wins prestigious British Academy prize

We are pleased to announce that Dr Hannah Sullivan has won the 2014 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize from the British Academy, for The Work of Revision (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Rose Mary Crawshay Prize

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Departmental Lecturer in English Literature (1830 - present) in association with Trinity College

Salary: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a. (with effect from 1 August 2014)

Applications are invited for the post of Departmental Lecturer in English Literature (1830 - present) for an outstanding academic at an early stage of his or her career. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 12 months from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 to cover the teaching of Dr Stefano Evangelista, who has recently been awarded an AHRC Research Fellowship.

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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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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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