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Upcoming Events

Christian Literary Studies Group Day Conference

1 November 2014

The Lord of Hosts and the Pity of (the Great) War
Sat 1st Nov
Corpus Christi College



Valentine Cunningham:  Remembering the Lord God of Hosts, with Kipling, Owen and Derrida

Roger Kojecky: ‘Send forth lightning’: morality, mimesis and rhetoric in the Great War

Jewel Spears Brooker: Biblical archetypes in Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider

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Tolkien in Oxford: a symposium

18 November 2014

Time: 10  - 17:15
Venue: TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College


A day-long symposium focussing on different aspects of JRR Tolkien's academic and literary work, and his life in Oxford.

Speakers include Andy Orchard, Elizabeth Solopova, Stuart Lee, John Garth, and Edmund Weiner.


Advance registration is required.  For further details see:

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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). 

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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. We hope to bring together international scholars with a range of interests in historical lexicography and lexicology, including professional lexicographers and historical linguists, who are interested in applying and developing new research methods in this area of English historical linguistics.

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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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