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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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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!

Image of the St Cross Building

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Literature students secure postdoctoral positions

 

The Rothermere American Institute have announced the news that Susan Barbour, Rebecca Roach and Nicole Sierra have been awarded prestigious postdoctoral positions following their graduate studies in American Literature at the Institute.

Please click here to read more on this story from the RAI website.  

 

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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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Upcoming Events

Christian Literary Studies Group Day Conference

1 November 2014

The Lord of Hosts and the Pity of (the Great) War
Sat 1st Nov
Corpus Christi College
 

Papers:

Valentine Cunningham:  Remembering the Lord God of Hosts, with Kipling, Owen and Derrida

Roger Kojecky: ‘Send forth lightning’: morality, mimesis and rhetoric in the Great War

Jewel Spears Brooker: Biblical archetypes in Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider

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Tolkien in Oxford: a symposium

18 November 2014

 
Time: 10  - 17:15
Venue: TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College

 

A day-long symposium focussing on different aspects of JRR Tolkien's academic and literary work, and his life in Oxford.

Speakers include Andy Orchard, Elizabeth Solopova, Stuart Lee, John Garth, and Edmund Weiner.

 

Advance registration is required.  For further details see:

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