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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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New Shakespeare First Folio discovered 400 years after his death

A new Shakespeare First Folio has been discovered at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute. Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford University, has authenticated the First Folio as genuine, bringing the total of First Folios known to survive to 234.

Today's announcement comes nearly 400 years after Shakespeare died, on April 23 1616.

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David Hare in conversation

 

David Hare reflects on the process of adaption, focusing on his new version of Ibsen's The Master Builder with Ralph Fiennes. He is interviewed by Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Professor of English and Theatre Studies at Oxford University.

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Upcoming Events

Conquest: 1016, 1066

20 July 2016 - 23 July 2016

An Interdisciplinary Anniversary Conference

Worcester College, Oxford, and TORCH, 20-23 July 2016

A major conference to mark the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest and 1000th anniversary of Danish conquest.

Topics include (in no particular order):

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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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