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Literature, Art and Oxford

Podcasts exploring the relationship between literary works and the artwork and Oxford. From J.R.R Tolkien to Philip Pullman, authors have been inspired by Oxford; the architecture, history and culture of the city. This podcast series includes lectures and events which celebrate and explore the literature and art inspired by Oxford

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Achebe and the African Writers Series

A special seminar held at the Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar at Wadham College on 2nd May 2013.

48mins

10 Jul 2013

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Walcott and Naipaul: History and Myth

Catherine Brown, Lecturer in English Literature, compares West Indian writers Derek Walcott and Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul on their attitudes towards history and myth.

53mins

26 Oct 2011

Rank #2

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Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature

Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture on the subject of books and gives a case study of Henry Lawson, Australian author of Where the Billy Boils.

1hr

9 Mar 2011

Rank #3

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The Hobbit at the Bodleian: World Book Day

Judith Priestman, curator of the Bodleian library, discusses the World Book Day 2010 exhibition, where a selection of J.R.R. Tolkien's original artwork which was used to illustrate The Hobbit, was on display to the public.

11mins

13 Apr 2010

Rank #4

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Philip Pullman: Lyra's Oxford, Bodleian Library Masterclass

Acclaimed author of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman is interviewed by Margaret Kean on his new book, his influences and his method for writing stories.

54mins

13 Apr 2010

Rank #5