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This unique mini-series aims to challenge the literary canon by posing the thorny question 'why should we study...?' to experts at the University of Oxford. Beginning with the overarching question 'why should we study the humanities?' and moving on to illuminating discussions about key writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare, these podcasts will introduce you to new perspectives on classic literature. A perfect study companion for prospective undergraduates, lifelong learners and literary enthusiasts everywhere.

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This unique mini-series aims to challenge the literary canon by posing the thorny question 'why should we study...?' to experts at the University of Oxford. Beginning with the overarching question 'why should we study the humanities?' and moving on to illuminating discussions about key writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare, these podcasts will introduce you to new perspectives on classic literature. A perfect study companion for prospective undergraduates, lifelong learners and literary enthusiasts everywhere.

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iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Challenging the Canon

Latest release on Nov 07, 2013

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This unique mini-series aims to challenge the literary canon by posing the thorny question 'why should we study...?' to experts at the University of Oxford. Beginning with the overarching question 'why should we study the humanities?' and moving on to illuminating discussions about key writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare, these podcasts will introduce you to new perspectives on classic literature. A perfect study companion for prospective undergraduates, lifelong learners and literary enthusiasts everywhere.

Rank #1: Why should we study Postcolonial Literature?

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Professor Elleke Boehmer of Wolfson College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should study Postcolonial writers such as Achebe.

Jul 31 2013

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Rank #2: Why should we study Chaucer?

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Dr Laura Ashe of Worcester College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Chaucer.

Jul 31 2013

20mins

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Rank #3: Why should we study Johnson?

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Professor Ros Ballaster of Mansfield College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes we should still study Samuel Johnson.

Jul 31 2013

14mins

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Rank #4: Why should we study Old English Literature?

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Dr Francis Leneghan of St Cross College, Oxford, discusses his current research around Beowulf and proposes why we should still study Old English Literature.

Nov 07 2013

14mins

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Rank #5: Information about Great Writers Inspire

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Further information about the educational resource: http://writersinspire.org.

Aug 29 2013

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Why should we study Old English Literature?

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Dr Francis Leneghan of St Cross College, Oxford, discusses his current research around Beowulf and proposes why we should still study Old English Literature.

Nov 07 2013

14mins

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Information about Great Writers Inspire

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Further information about the educational resource: http://writersinspire.org.

Aug 29 2013

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Why should we study Elizabethan Theatre?

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Professor Tiffany Stern of University College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Elizabethan Theatre.

Aug 19 2013

17mins

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Why should we study medieval romance?

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Dr Nicholas Perkins of St Hugh's College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study medieval romance.

Aug 12 2013

18mins

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Why should we study the humanities?

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For those wanting a further challenge, Professor Helen Small of Pembroke College, Oxford, discusses the difficulties facing the study of the humanities today.

Jul 31 2013

17mins

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Why should we study Johnson?

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Professor Ros Ballaster of Mansfield College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes we should still study Samuel Johnson.

Jul 31 2013

14mins

Play

Why should we study Postcolonial Literature?

Podcast cover
Read more
Professor Elleke Boehmer of Wolfson College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should study Postcolonial writers such as Achebe.

Jul 31 2013

13mins

Play

Why should we study Chaucer?

Podcast cover
Read more
Dr Laura Ashe of Worcester College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Chaucer.

Jul 31 2013

20mins

Play

Why should we study Shakespeare?

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Dr Emma Smith of Hertford College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Shakespeare.

Jul 31 2013

15mins

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Why should we study Dickens?

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Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Magdalen College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study Dickens.

Jul 31 2013

17mins

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