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1 Venus and Adonis Professor Katherine Duncan Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, gives a talk on Shakespeare's poem, Venus and Adonis. Katherine Duncan-Jones 20 May 2016
2 Donne to Death Peter McCullough, Professor of English, University of Oxford, gives a talk on John Donne. Peter McCullough 13 May 2016
3 How English Became English A Book at Lunchtime discussion looking at the English language and how it is developing with Simon Horobin, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Martin Wynne, Philip Durkin and Susie Dent. Simon Horobin, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Martin Wynne, Philip Durkin 06 May 2016
4 The Magic of Shakespeare This lecture will celebrate Shakespeare's immortality on the exact 400th anniversary of his burial. It will begin from Theseus' famous speech in A Midsummer Night's Dream about the magical, transformative power of poetry. Jonathan Bate 03 May 2016
5 Thinking with Literature A Book at Lunchtime discussion with Terence Cave about literature's links to cognitive science. Terence Cave, Marina Warner, Ilona Roth, Deirdre Wilson 28 Apr 2016
6 The “Polytechnic generation” in modern Greek “literature of the crisis”: the cases of Petros Markaris and Rhea Galanaki Yannis Vangelokostas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), gives the third talk in panel 2; A Panorama of the 20th Century: Dominant Discourses, Resistance and Culpability. Yannis Vangelokostas 26 Apr 2016
7 Which Side Are You On?: Historical Divisions as Identity Re-inventions during the Greek Crisis Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou (UCL), gives the second talk in panel 2; A Panorama of the 20th Century: Dominant Discourses, Resistance and Culpability. Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou 26 Apr 2016
8 Howling Kleftika: re-writing the Beats in the post-December youth (sub)cultures Nikos Kalogiros (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), gives the first talk in panel 2; A Panorama of the 20th Century: Dominant Discourses, Resistance and Culpability. Nikos Kalogiros 26 Apr 2016
9 Smyrna in Your Pocket: History, Emotion and the Drama of Refugees Kristina Gedgaudaitė (University of Oxford), gives the third talk in Panel 1; Crisis and Catastrophe: The Politics of Memory Between Moments of 'Crisis'. Kristina Gedgaudaitė 26 Apr 2016
10 Kinship and post-war trauma: Re-imagining the Asia Minor Catastrophe in times of crisis in Dimosthenis Papamarkos Angeliki Mousiou (University of Oxford), gives the second talk on Panel 1; Crisis and Catastrophe: The Politics of Memory Between Moments of 'Crisis'. Angeliki Mousiou 26 Apr 2016
11 Time, Space and Narrative: Multiplicity of Politics in the Graphic Novel 'Aivali' Elžbieta Banytė (Vilnius University), gives the first talk on Panel 1; Crisis and Catastrophe: The Politics of Memory Between Moments of 'Crisis'. Elžbieta Banytė 26 Apr 2016
12 Conference Introduction Stefano Evangelista introduces the Cosmopolis & Beyond conference. Stefano Evangelista 22 Apr 2016
13 “Guide to a Disturbed Planet”: Modernist travel and the Cosmopolitics of Hospitality in Rebecca West Annabel Williams explores the notion of hospitality in British modernist travel literature through the work of Rebecca West. Annabel Williams 06 Apr 2016
14 Cosmopolitan Bodies and choral Anxieties in early twentieth-century Performances of Greek Drama Fiona Macintosh gives the second presentation in the tenth panel; 'Bodies and Social Spaces'. Fiona Macintosh 06 Apr 2016
15 Queer Cosmopolitanism in the Expatriate Literatures of Capri and Berlin Ben Robbins considers queer cosmopolitanism in the work of Anglophone writers who lived in Berlin during the era of the Weimar Republic. Ben Robbins 06 Apr 2016
16 21st-Century Literary Cosmopolitanism: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Global Village Arcana Albright examines the cosmopolitan dimension of contemporary Belgian author Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s oeuvre, in particular his literary website. Arcana Albright 06 Apr 2016
17 The location of world literature: spaces of self-reflection Galin Tihanov seeks to locate the Anglo-Saxon discourse of ‘world literature’ vis-à-vis three major reference points: time, space, and language, and to examine the potential of literature to construct its own images of 'world literature'. Galin Tihanov 06 Apr 2016
18 The International Culture of the Belle Époque: Media, Avant-Garde and Mass Culture in Europe (1880-1920) Julien Schuh examines the circulation of styles and ideas through periodicals in Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. Julien Schuh 06 Apr 2016
19 An Ottoman Cosmopolitan in the Turkish Republic of Letters: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Nagihan Haliloğlu posits Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar as a pioneer of literary cosmopolitanism in Turkey, considering his lectures on literature, given in 1950’s at the Turkish Literature department, Istanbul University. Nagihan Haliloglu 06 Apr 2016
20 Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Internationalism. Reflections from an example : France between the two world wars Guillaume Bridet gives the second presentation for the 8th panel, 'Politics and Society'. Guillaume Bridet 06 Apr 2016
21 Indifférence engagée: Elites, modernism and cosmopolitanism Francesca Billiani discusses cosmopolitism as practiced by the Italian cultural elites under the Fascist regime. Francesca Billiani 06 Apr 2016
22 Two English Women Periodicals Editors in Italy: Theodosia Garrow Trollope and Helen Zimmern as literary and cultural Go-betweens Isabelle Richet analyses two English-language periodicals published by British expatriates in Florence in the 19th century. Isabelle Richet 06 Apr 2016
23 Le Haiasdan, Arménie, Armenia: Language Choice and the Construction of an Armenian Diasporic Identity (1888-1905) Stéphanie Prévost discusses what publishing an Armenian periodical in Paris & London, in another language than Armenian meant for the construction of an Armenian identity at the time of the national awakening (Zartonk). Stéphanie Prévost 06 Apr 2016
24 The Italian press in Egypt: Writing and Reading the Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism Alessandra Marchi examines the italian political press in Alexandria (Egypt), mainly at the beginning of the XX century. Alessandra Marchi 06 Apr 2016
25 Literary Encounters fostered by Nineteenth-Century Francophone Press published in the United Kingdom Valentina Gosetti gives the first presentation in the seventh panel; Cosmopolitan Literary Exchange in the Transnational Press. Valentina Gosetti 06 Apr 2016
26 Une Femme m’apparut: Lesbian Desire and “French” Identity Sarah Parker gives the third presentation in the fifth presentation; 'Decadent Cosmopolitanism and Sexual Dissidence in the Early Twentieth Century'. Sarah Parker 06 Apr 2016
27 The “Unspeakable” T. W. H. Crosland Rebecca N. Mitchell discusses the anti-cosmopolitanism of litigious editor and literary gadfly T. W. H. Crosland. Rebecca Mitchell 06 Apr 2016
28 The Relation of Fellow-Feeling to Sex: Laurence Housman and Queer Cosmopolitanism Kristin Mahoney gives the first presentation in the fifth panel; 'Decadent Cosmopolitanism and Sexual Dissidence in the Early Twentieth Century'. Kristin Mahoney 06 Apr 2016
29 The transnational Literary Field: Between (Inter)Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism (Keynote address) Gisèle Sapiro traces the emergence of a transnational literary field in the twentieth century by analysing the book market for translations. Gisèle Sapiro 05 Apr 2016
30 Make It… Foreign? The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Jaakooff Prelooker’s The Anglo-Russian Martina Ciceri explores the cosmopolitan aesthetics of Jaakoff Prelooker’s magazine 'The Anglo-Russian' in Late-Victorian England. Martina Ciceri 05 Apr 2016
31 Cosmopolitan Conglomeration and Orientalist Appropriation in Oscar Wilde’s The Sphinx Katharina Herold examines the interplay of cosmopolitanism and orientalism in Wilde's poem 'The Sphinx'. Katharina Herold 05 Apr 2016
32 “Intellectual cosmopolitanism affirms itself in the land”: Hermes and the Basque-English Network of the 1920s Leire Barrera-Medrano gives the first presentation in the fourth panel, Different Hybridities. Leire Barrera-Medrano 05 Apr 2016
33 Defamiliarizing India: Cosmopolitanism as a condition of aesthetic and political Survival Laetitia Zecchini discusses the cosmopolitanism of several post-independence Indian poets and artists. Laetitia Zecchini 05 Apr 2016
34 Cosmopolitanism and Empire Elleke Boehmer considers the cosmopolitan outlooks, experiences and values of Indian travellers to the west in the late 19th century. Elleke Boehmer 05 Apr 2016
35 Who are (or were) the Cosmopolitans? Thoughts from multilingual India Francesca Orsini gives the first talk in the third panel; 'Colonialism/Postcolonialism'. Francesca Orsini 05 Apr 2016
36 Daily Rhythms, urban Rhythms: City Films of the 1920s Laura Marcus gives the second presentation in Panel 2; 'The Metropolis and its Others'/ Laura Marcus 05 Apr 2016
37 Cosmopolitanism and Provincialism: Distant Intimacy and the Transatlantic Village Tale Josephine McDonagh gives the first presentation of the second panel; The Metropolis and its Others. Josephine McDonagh 05 Apr 2016
38 Virginia Woolf’s French Cloak, or, To the Lighthouse previews in Paris Caroline Patey analyses the strange anecdote of Virginia Woolf's first ever translation in French and the effect it had on her French reception. Caroline Patey 05 Apr 2016
39 Brussels fin de siècle between Paris and London Clément Dessy examines the Anglophilia of literary and artistic symbolist groups in Brussels. Clement Dessy 05 Apr 2016
40 Translational Equaliberty: Language as Cosmopolitan Right in the Europe of Migrations (Keynote address) Emily Apter speaks about the right to a cosmopolitan citizenship, showing how questions of language and translation have acquired political urgency in the context of the global refugee crisis. Emily Apter 05 Apr 2016
41 Significant Form Semir Zeki gives a presentation entitled; The Neurobiology of Beauty, and Gerhard Lauer gives a talk entitled, Is there an Aesthetic Experience in this Experiment? The Chair is Professor Andrew Parker. Semir Zeki, Gerhard Lauer, Andrew Parker 18 Mar 2016
42 Creative Commons Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Robert Douglas-Fairhurst explores how every generation has created its own Wonderland, and why we are still so curious about Alice’s dreamworld Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 04 Mar 2016
43 1594: Shakespeare's most important year In the summer of 1594 William Shakespeare decided to invest around £50 to become a shareholder in a newly formed acting company: the Lord Chamberlain's Men. This lecture examines the consequences of this decision, unique in English theatrical history. Bart van Es 02 Mar 2016
44 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Abbess Bärbel Görcke (Mariensee): The Prayer-Book of Abbess Odilia Multiple presentations from the German Studies Staff Henrike Lähnemann, Abbess Bärbel Görcke 22 Feb 2016
45 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Alan Coates (Oxford): The Incunable Traces Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Alan Coates 22 Feb 2016
46 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Nigel F. Palmer (Oxford): Cistercian Punctuation Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Nigel Palmer 22 Feb 2016
47 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Andrew Honey (Oxford): The Plaque in the Psalter and the Bindings Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Andrew Honey 22 Feb 2016
48 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford): Introduction Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann 22 Feb 2016
49 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Launching the website by Charlotte Schwarzer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Schwarzer 22 Feb 2016
50 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Reformation Music Project: Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan 22 Feb 2016
51 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Website: Emma Huber Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Emma Huber 22 Feb 2016
52 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Karlstadt pamphlets: Jennifer Bunselmeier Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Jennifer Bunselmeier 22 Feb 2016
53 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Lustgarten der Seelen: Klaus Meyer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Klaus Meyer 22 Feb 2016
54 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Weissagung vom Papsttum: Kezia Fender Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Kezia Fender 22 Feb 2016
55 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Hans Sachs’ Dialogue: Charlotte Hartmann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Hartmann 22 Feb 2016
56 Creative Commons Website Reformation: De captivitate babylonica: Lucas Eigel Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Lucas Eigel 22 Feb 2016
57 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen: Howard Jones Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones 22 Feb 2016
58 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Passional Christi & Antichristi: Ed Wareham Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Edward Wareham 22 Feb 2016
59 Musical Notation Ulrike Hascher-Burger, Utrecht University, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Ulrike Hascher-Burger 22 Feb 2016
60 The Incunable Traces Alan Coates, Rare Books Assistant Librarian, Bodleain, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Alan Coates 22 Feb 2016
61 Cistercian Puntuation Nigel F. Palmer, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Nigel Palmer 22 Feb 2016
62 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Introduction by Henrike Lähnemann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann 19 Feb 2016
63 Creative Commons The Future of German Studies Round Table on the occasion of the Inaugural Lecture of Henrike Lähnemann Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Wilhelm Krull, Dorothea Rüland, Katrin Kohl 19 Feb 2016
64 Creative Commons The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann’s Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in German Medieval Literature and Linguistics. Henrike Lähnemann, Richard Ovenden, Sally Mapstone, kristin püttmann 15 Feb 2016
65 Wharton in Wartime A roundtable discussion to mark the publication of Alice Kelly's critical edition of Edith Wharton's First World War reportage Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). Alice Kelly, Shafquat Towheed, Dame Hermione Lee, Elleke Boehmer 11 Feb 2016
66 Live and Let Die - in Greek Epic Almut Fries explores the iconography of the black-figured wine jug in this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday Almut Fries 08 Feb 2016
67 The Plaque in the Psalter and the Bindings Andrew Honey, Book Conservator (Research and Teaching), University of Oxford, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Andrew Honey 04 Feb 2016
68 Masterclass: Medingen Manuscripts - Introduction Introduction to the Masterclass by Professor Henrike Lähnemann, Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics, University of Oxford. Henrike Lähnemann 04 Feb 2016
69 Indian Arrivals, 1870-1915: Networks of British Empire Elleke Boehmer discusses her new book with Megan Robb, Faisal Devji and Santanu Das Elleke Boehmer, Faisal Devji, Megan Robb, Santanu Das 23 Nov 2015
70 Comparative Encounters between Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi Part of "Book at Lunchtime", a fortnightly series of bite size book discussions, with commentators from a range of disciplines. Xiaofan Amy Li discusses her new book "Comparative Encounters Between Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi." Xiofan Amy Li, Elleke Boehmer, Wang Xing, Matthew Reynolds 20 Nov 2015
71 Creative Commons The Tamer Tam'd: John Fletcher A riposte to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Emma Smith 16 Nov 2015
72 Creative Commons Tis Pity She's a Whore: John Ford Reboot of Romeo and Juliet and other Elizabethan plays Emma Smith 11 Nov 2015
73 Intercultural Literary Practices Laura Lonsdale (Queen's College, Oxford): 'Barbarisms: Multilingualism and Modernity in Narratives of the Spanish- speaking World’. Respondent: Jane Hiddleston (French/Oxford) Laura Lonsdale, Jane Hiddeston 09 Nov 2015
74 Fiction and Other Minds Peter Garratt (Durham): ‘Mind Bloat and The Lifted Veil’ Helen Small (English/Oxford): 'On the Verification of Mental Experience'. Chaired by Ben Morgan. Peter Garratt, Ben Morgan, Helen Small 09 Nov 2015
75 Creative Commons The Witch Of Edmonton Witchcraft and bigamy. Emma Smith 03 Nov 2015
76 Creative Commons A Chaste Maid in Cheapside: Thomas Middleton This lecture discusses comedy, fertility, and all those illegitimate children in this play about sex, economics and meat. Emma Smith 27 Oct 2015
77 Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life Jonathan Bate, Anne Farrar Donovan, Seamus Perry and Oliver Taplin discuss life-writing, poetry and the poet Jonathan Bate, Seamus Perry, Oliver Taplin, Anne Farrar Donovan 20 Oct 2015
78 Callaloo Literary Lecture and Reading by Fred d'Aguiar Fred reads fiction and poems about his childhood in Guyana, remembering his father, and slavery Fred d'Aguair 24 Jul 2015
79 Extremist Translation and the Deformation Zone Joyelle McSweeney (University of Notre Dame), Johannes Göransson (University of Notre Dame), Dr Adriana X. Jacobs (Oriental Institute), give a talk for the OCCT Translation and Criticism strand. Joyelle McSweeney, Johannes Göransson, Adriana Jacobs 24 Jul 2015
80 Creative Commons Disraeli's 'Venetia': Death of a Poet? Michael Flavin demonstrates the way in which a critically unexplored novel, 'Venetia', sheds light on Disraeli's political formation. Michael Flavin 08 Jul 2015
81 Creative Commons Timon of Athens Emma Smith finishes her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Timon of Athens. Emma Smith 23 Jun 2015
82 Zaharoff Lecture 2015: Figures de la disparition dans le roman français contemporain Figures de la disparition dans le roman français contemporain Dominique Rabaté, Michael Sheringham 01 Jun 2015
83 Creative Commons Love's Labour's Lost Emma Smith continues her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Love's Labour's Lost. Emma Smith 27 May 2015
84 Creative Commons Julius Caesar This lecture on Julius Caesar discusses structure, tone, and politics by focusing on the cameo scene with Cinna the Poet. Emma Smith 18 May 2015
85 The Forensics of Salt-Licking Winner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Isla Anderson, reads her poem 'The Forensics of Salt-Licking'. Isla Anderson 14 May 2015
86 Tower Poetry 2015: Fusion Second prizewinner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Max Thomas, reads 'Fusion'. Max Thomas 14 May 2015
87 Tower Poetry 2015: Firewood Third prizewinner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Lewis Harrington, reads his poem 'Firewood'. Lewis Harrington 14 May 2015
88 Tower Poetry 2015: Purblind Commended winner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Matt Ward, reads 'Purblind'. Matt Ward 14 May 2015
89 Tower Poetry 2015: Closed Door Commended winner of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry competition, Andrew Wells, reads 'Closed Door'. Andrew Wells 14 May 2015
90 Graham Greene and Josephine Reid Adam Smyth talks to Balliol College, Oxford archivist Anna Sander about an exciting new archive of letters relating to Graham Greene and his secretary, Josephine Reid. Adam Smyth, Anna Sander 13 May 2015
91 Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment A discussion of Jim Reed's book Jim Reed, Joachim Whaley, Kevin Hilliard, Ritchie Robertson 12 May 2015
92 Creative Commons Romeo and Juliet This lecture on Romeo and Juliet tackles the issue of the spoiler-chorus, in an already-too-familiar play. This podcast is suitable for school and college students. Emma Smith 05 May 2015
93 Creative Commons Coriolanus This lecture takes up a detail from Shakespeare’s late Roman tragedy Coriolanus to ask about the representation of character, the use of sources and the genre of tragedy. Emma Smith 05 May 2015
94 Creative Commons Children's Worlds through Children's Literature - Lecture 4 Fourth lecture in the Green Templeton College lecture 2015. David Rudd 30 Mar 2015
95 The Craft and Cunning of Anglo-Saxon Verse Professor Andy Orchard gives the Inaugural Lecture of the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon. This lecture was delivered on the 25th February 2015. Andy Orchard 26 Mar 2015
96 Priming Professor Masud Husain and Dr Ben Morgan give the third Unconscious Memory talk. Masud Husain, Ben Morgan 18 Feb 2015
97 Unconscious Memory and Mental Space Professor Michael Burke and Dr Sebastian Groes give the second Unconscious Memory talk. Michael Burke, Sebastian Groes 18 Feb 2015
98 Exploring the Two Cultures Professor Larry Squire and Dr Simon Kemp give the first Unconscious Memory Seminar. Larry Squire, Simon Kemp 18 Feb 2015
99 Plays for Today? Closing symposium in which critic Michael Billington, playwright Rachel De-lahay, theatremaker Chris Goode academic and Dr Liz Tomlin discuss with David Edgar the place of the playwright in contemporary theatre. This event was filmed on 7th February 2015. David Edgar, Michael Billington, Rachel De-lahay, Liz Tomlin 05 Feb 2015
100 How Playwrights Collaborate A conversation with playwrights David Edgar, Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery about how playwrights collaborate with directors, performers and each other. This conversation was filmed on 6th February 2015. David Edgar, Howard Brenton, Bryony Lavery 05 Feb 2015