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Medieval English Research Seminar
Michaelmas Term 2021


Details to follow.

Details to follow.

 Early Modern English Literature Seminar & Special Lectures   

Michaelmas Term 2021 

Tuesdays weeks 1,3, and 7, at 5.15-7.15pm BST
T. S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College 
4 & 9 November: Lecture Theatre 2, English Faculty

Adoration of the Magi painting


12 October  

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (Kings, London)
‘The Sex of Style: Women, Poetry and Criticism in the Seventeenth Century’  

26 October  

Ramie Targoff (Brandeis University) 
‘Forging Women’s Networks in Lanyer’s Salve Deus’ 

4 November  

Special lecture: Stephen Greenblatt  (Harvard) Lecture Theatre 2 
‘The Master’s Books’ 

9 November  

Wells Shakespeare Lectures: Bill Sherman (Warburg) Lecture Theatre 2 
‘Decoding Shakespeare’, Lecture I: ‘How to Make Anything Signify Anything’ 

23 November

Reading & Discussion Group 
Extracts from Melissa Sanchez Queer Faith (NYU Press, 2019) 

Abstracts available at
Seminars will be in the T. S. Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton. Lectures on Nov 4 and Nov 9 will be in Lecture Theatre 2, English Faculty. 

Any pre-circulated reading will be made available via the CEMS email. 
Organisers: Emma Smith, Katie Murphy, Joe Moshenska, Lorna Hutson 

Eighteenth-Century Literature & Culture Research Seminar
Michaelmas Term 2021

Week 2: Tuesday, 19 October, 12.30 – 2pm

Introductions from all interested researchers at Oxford University in literature 1600-1830. Instructions for sign-up and participation will be posted on Twitter.

Week 4: Tuesday, 2 November, 5.30 – 7pm

HANNAH MURRAY (University of Liverpool) 

'Charles Brockden Brown's Gothic Citizens'

Week 6: Tuesday, 16 November, 5.30 – 7pm

DAVID O'SHAUGHNESSY (National University of Ireland, Galway) 

'Accounting for Taste: The Business of Georgian Theatre'


Twitter @EngFac18thC.

All meetings are in person in Seminar Room East, Mansfield College (accessible via wheelchair).

Seminar leaders: Ros Ballaster, Christine Gerrard, Katie Noble, Nicole Pohl, David Taylor, Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull, Abby Williams


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Romantic Research Seminar

Michaelmas Term 2021

Details to follow.

Nineteenth Century Research Seminar Series

Michaelmas Term 2021

Details to follow.

Modern and Contemporary Literature Research Seminar Series

Micahelmas Term 2021

Details to follow.

Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar

Michaelmas Term 2021

Venue: All three seminars will take place on Zoom, hosted by TORCH.

Date and Time: Tuesday – weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 at 5:00 pm.

Convenors: Elleke Boehmer (Wolfson); Ankhi Mukherjee (Wadham, Oxford) 

Tuesday 19 October (week 2)

‘The politics of extinction in Henrietta Rose-Innes’s Green Lion’

Tuesday 2 November (week 4)

‘Acts of Resistance’ and ‘States of exception and narrative humanity in detention narratives’

Tuesday 16 November (week 6)

Details TBC

Tuesday 30 November (week 8)

Details TBC


The aim of the seminar is to foster a dynamic and interdisciplinary postcolonial research culture supportive of individual scholarship.  Finalists, M.St. and D.Phil. students, lecturers, fellows, scholars from across the university community – all are welcome.  If you’d like to appear on the seminar mailing list, please email or