Professor Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College, has been appointed DBE for services to literary scholarship. Dame Hermione is a renowned biographer, reviewer and broadcaster. She has written biographies of Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather, and critical books on Elizabeth Bowen, Woolf, and Philip Roth. She is currently writing a biography of the twentieth-century British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald.
The English Faculty will be taking part in the University open days in late June. Prospective students (and parents) are invited to visit the Faculty to meet students and staff, pop in to the English Faculty Library and attend mini ‘taster’ lectures and information sessions.
More information and a full programme can be found on our Open Days page:
The Faculty invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2014.
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, Leverhulme Early Career fellow in the Faculty, has been named as one of the BBc’s Next Generation Thinkers. Eleanor explores the worldview of the medieval Icelanders as reflected in the Norse sagas.
Applications are invited for the post of Departmental Lecturer in English Literature (1660 - present). The appointment will be for a fixed period of 12 months from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014 to provide replacement teaching for Professor Fiona Stafford during her tenure of a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship.
For further information go to our Vacancies Page.
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)
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.