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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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The search for the next Professor of Poetry

It has been announced that the search for the next Professor of Poetry at Oxford University will begin in May.

The Professor of Poetry is appointed every four years and the responsibilities of the post include giving a public lecture each term and, by convention, the Creweian Oration at the University’s honorary degree ceremony every other year.

Read more: The search for the next Professor of Poetry

Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

 

Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The RSL has some 500 Fellows. They include the very best novelists, short-story writers, poets, playwrights, biographers, historians, travel writers, literary critics and scriptwriters at work today.

Read more: Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Dr Eleanor Parker wins this year’s Longman-History Today award for Digital History

This year’s Longman-History Today award for Digital History went to Eleanor Parker for her blog, A Clerk of Oxford.

Dr Parker writes regular blog posts on an astoundingly wide range of subjects relating to Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian history and literature. Her academic work as a researcher at The University of Oxford focuses on the interaction between Anglo-Saxon and Viking culture in the eleventh and twelfth centuries following the Norse settlement in England.

Read more: Dr Eleanor Parker wins this year’s Longman-History Today award for Digital History

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Upcoming Events

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). 

Read more: Reconsidering Donne

Ox-Lex4

25 March 2015 - 27 March 2015

The fourth international Symposium on Approaches to English Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (OX-LEX4) will be held at Pembroke College, Oxford on March 25-27, 2015. For information on registration, programme, and lists of speakers and abstracts, please click here.

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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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