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University of Oxford Faculty of English

Lee, Stuart

Position: Lecturer; Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries; Director, Computing Systems and Services (OUCS)
College: Merton
Medieval, Fantasy Literature, WW1 Literature, Electronic Publishing

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Research Interests:

My main area of research started as Old English (my PhD was on Ælfric's Old Testament Homilies - see In 1991 I began work in elearning and applying these to the arts (hence humanities computing) developing my first package to teach online around Isaac Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'. My research since then has been primarily in elearning, electronic libraries, digital publishing etc. I also have run major projects on the War poets which culminated in two large online projects (see; have worked on the fiction and manuscripts of J R R Tolkien, and ran the 2013 Tolkien and 2014 WW1 Poetry Spring Schools  at Oxford. 

Teaching Areas:

Old English, Tolkien, WW1 Literature, Humanities Computing

Recent Publications:

The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien 2nd edn. (eds.) S. Lee and E. Solopova (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015)

A Companion to J R R Tolkien (ed) (Blackwells/Wiley, 2014)

‘J. R. R. Tolkien and The Wanderer: From edition to application’ Tolkien Studies VI (2009)

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature E. Solopova and S. Lee (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007)

Other Information:

Lecture and tutors on Old English; Tolkien; World War 1 Literature. Director of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive project; the Great War Archive; and Project Woruldhord. I was also heavily involved in the Europeana 1914-1918 project, and contributed to the WW1 Continuations and Beginnings Open Educational Resources project. Podcasts of various lectures are available on the University's iTunes U site or at Published playwright (see samples at ScriptCircle).

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