The Faculty is pleased to note that it has been ranked top in the world in English Language and Literature, with 100% score. (http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2013/english-language-and-literature)
A two-year research and teaching appointment for an outstanding academic at an early stage of his or her career, in the Faculties of History, English Language and Literature, and Medieval and Modern Languages. The Postdoctoral Fellow will develop and pursue a research project within the theme “Celebrity in the Long Eighteenth Century”. Appointment will be from no earlier than 01 September and no later than 01 October 2013.
For Further details go to the Vacancies Page here.
The Great Writers Inspire project, featuring podcasts from a variety of Faculty academics, has been featured on the front page of the international iTunesU site:
English Faculty academic, Dr Tessa Roynon, launched a new book of essays today in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Warwick. The book addresses the intellectual interactions between the classical world, the Middle East, and Africa throughout history.
More details are available on the University website.
Wolfson College gave an official launch to one of a series of research clusters, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW), with an inaugural lecture and launch party held at 6pm on 15th November.
We're delighted to announce that Professor Laura Marcus, our Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature, has recently been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.
Are you starting at Oxford in October? Our Faculty librarians have been working to put together a new guide to using the University libraries for English students. You can access it at http://ox.libguides.com/english-freshers-guide
We're delighted that the 2011 Times Good University Guide has placed the Oxford English Faculty top of its rankings. Oxford University as a whole was also ranked top, and you can view the story on their website.
The Guide is available here, although is only accessible by those who have paid for access to the Times online.
The Professor of Poetry, Geoffrey Hill's, final lecture of the 2010-11 academic year is now available as a podcast from the Professor of Poetry page. The lecture was delivered on 10 May 2011, and was entitled 'Poetry and Disproportion'.
In early April this year, a group of students studying for the MSt in English Literature 650-1550 travelled to Vercelli, in the Piedmont region of Italy. The international research seminar, which takes place every year, took students to the historic chapter library and archives; there, under the guidance of Dr Winfried Rudolf and curator Timoty Leonardi, the MSt-students were granted full access to the materials of the library and spent a week researching its rich resources.