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101 Masterclass: the Frankenstein notebooks at the Bodleian Libraries An examination of the notebooks in which Mary Shelley drafted Frankenstein. These two notebooks, one purchased probably in Geneva, the second in England, are now kept in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Miranda Seymour, Richard Ovenden, Stephen Hebron 29 Jan 2019
102 'Undisfigured by False or Vicious Ornaments' - Clarity and Obscurity in the Age of Formlessness The Hilary Term Professor of Poetry lecture, delivered by Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage. Simon Armitage 28 Jan 2019
103 Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi. Marina Warner, Verlyn Flieger, Dimitra Fimi 25 Jan 2019
104 Ibsen, Scandinavia, and the Making of a World Drama: A Book At Lunchtime Henrik Ibsen's drama is the most prominent and lasting contribution of the cultural surge seen in Scandinavian literature in the later nineteenth century. Narve Fulsas, Tore Rem, Peter McDonald, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 21 Jan 2019
105 The Heterarchical Director - A Model of Authorship for the Twenty-First Century The keynote talk for 'Collaboration in Theatre symposium' at the University of Oxford, 19 October 2018. Duška Radosavljević 18 Dec 2018
106 Tales of Love and History - James Ivory in Conversation Oscar-winning American film-maker James Ivory will talk about his experiences with the legendary Merchant Ivory productions, in partnership with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. James Ivory, Richard Parkinson, Katherine Harloe, Jennifer Ingleheart 18 Dec 2018
107 Making Oscar Wilde A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Michele Mendelssohn, literary critic and cultural historian. Dr Sos Eltis (Brasenose, Oxford), Dr Charles Foster (Green Templeton, Oxford), Chaired by Professor Dame Hermione Lee (Wolfson, Oxford). Michèle Mendelssohn, Sos Eltis, Charles Foster, Dame Hermione Lee 14 Dec 2018
108 Forward with Classics A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Steven Hunt, Dr Mai Musie, Dr Peter Jones (Co-founder, Classics for All), Dr Alex Pryce (Head of Student Recruitment, Oxford), Chaired by Professor Fiona Macintosh (St Hilda's Oxford). Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Steven Hunt, Mai Musié, Peter Jones 14 Dec 2018
109 Remembering the Jagiellonians A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Natalia Nowakowska, Somerville College, University of Oxford, Professor Julia Mannherz (Oriel, Oxford) Professor Hannah Skoda (St John’s, Oxford) Chaired by Professor Katherine Lebow (Christ Church, Oxford). Natalia Nowakowska, Julia Mannherz, Hannah Skoda, Katherine Lebow 14 Dec 2018
110 Reading Beyond the Code A Book at Lunchtime Seminar with Terrence Cave, Deirdre Wilson, Ben Morgan (Worcester College, Oxford), Professor Robyn Carston (Linguistics, UCL). Chaired by Professor Philip Bullock (TORCH Director). Terrence Cave, Deirdre Wilson, Ben Morgan, Robyn Carston 14 Dec 2018
111 Old Norse Eleanor Parker, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, Brasenose College, Oxford, gives the fifth and final talk in the Tolkien: The Maker of Middle Earth lecture series. This lecture focuses on Tolkien and old norse. Eleanor Parker 31 Oct 2018
112 Old English Mark Atherton, Senior Lecturer in English, Regent's Park College, Oxford, gives the fourth talk in the Tolkien: The Maker of Middle Earth lecture series. This lecture focuses on Tolkien and old english. Mark Atherton 31 Oct 2018
113 Gothic Elizabeth Solopova, Lecturer in English Literature, Christ Church, Oxford. Tolkien wrote that he was 'fascinated' with the 'beautiful' Gothic language that he started to study at school, and his literary works attest to this interest. Elizabeth Solopova 31 Oct 2018
114 Medieval Welsh Tolkien once termed Welsh 'the elder language of the men of Britain'; this talk explores how the sounds and grammar of Welsh captured Tolkien's imagination and are reflected in Sindarin, one of the two major Elvish languages which he created. Mark Williams 31 Oct 2018
115 Why Read Frankenstein in 2018? Two hundred years after it was first published, Nick Groom explains the abiding appeal and extraordinary contemporary relevance of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Nick Groom 22 Oct 2018
116 Tolkien's turning point: Tolkien and the history of tongues Tom Shippey's lecture will move from the detail to the (eventual) design of Tolkien's languages, and even the philosophical issues embedded in Tolkien's fiction. Tom Shippey 19 Sep 2018
117 Literacy and Democracy: Transitional Justice in South Africa The paper explores the work of several intellectuals reflecting on South Africa’s transition to democracy, considering how the question of literacy precedes any discussion about literature and democracy. Carrol Clarkson 03 Sep 2018
118 Teaching the Codex 13: 2017 Summary Teresa Webber (Cambridge) gives closing remarks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. Teresa Webber 28 Aug 2018
119 Teaching the Codex 12: Continental and Anglophone Approaches 2 Marigold Norbye speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex colloquium about learning palaeography at the École des chartes. Marigold Norbye 28 Aug 2018
120 Teaching the Codex 11: Continental and Anglophone Approaches 1 Daniel Sawyer (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the teaching of palaeography and codicology in Oxford’s Faculty of English. Daniel Sawyer 28 Aug 2018
121 Teaching the Codex 10: Manuscripts and Outreach 4 Pauline Souleau (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the Manuscript Outreach Network and the Wadham-Luton Access Project. Pauline Souleau 28 Aug 2018
122 Teaching the Codex 9: Manuscripts and Outreach 3 Anna Boeles Rowland (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the Manuscript Outreach Network. Introduction by Pauline Souleau (Oxford). Anna Boeles Rowland, Pauline Souleau 28 Aug 2018
123 Teaching the Codex 7: Manuscripts and Outreach 1 Sarah Laseke (Leiden, Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about a public engagement approach to teaching palaeography. Introduction by Pauline Souleau (Oxford). Sarah Laseke, Pauline Souleau 28 Aug 2018
124 Teaching the Codex 6: Teaching Art History in Manuscripts Spike Bucklow (Cambridge) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about the materiality of manuscript images. Introduction by Emily Guerry (Kent). Spike Bucklow, Emily Guerry 28 Aug 2018
125 Zaharoff Lecture 2017: Penser dans les mots Penser dans les mots. (This lecture is in French.) Tiphaine Samoyault, Catriona Seth 20 Jul 2018
126 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Cultures of collecting in the 17th century' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the fifth and final Lyell lecture on 8th May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
127 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Books for the common man' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the fourth Lyell lecture on 3rd May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
128 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Women and books in the 17th century' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the third Lyell lecture on 1st May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
129 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Books for use and books for show' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the second 2018 Lyell lecture on 26th April 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
130 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Setting the scene: Trends and patterns' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London, gives the first of the 2018 Lyell lectures on Tuesday 24 April 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
131 Free Reading Professor Lloyd Pratt delivers his inaugural lecture as Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature. Lloyd Pratt 22 May 2018
132 Teaching the Codex 5: Teaching Music Palaeography 2 Margaret Bent (Oxford) speaks at the 2017 Teaching the Codex Colloquium about music palaeography in the classroom. Margaret Bent 10 Apr 2018
133 Teaching the Codex 4: Teaching Music Palaeography 1 Eleanor Giraud (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick) speaks about music palaeography in the classroom. Eleanor Giraud 10 Apr 2018
134 Jane Potter speaks to Kate McLoughlin Dr Jane Potter, Reader in Arts at Oxford Brookes University, talks to Kate McLoughlin about textual and material commemorative cultures and the central role of words and language in the reconstruction and renegotiation of memory. Jane Potter, Kate McLoughlin 28 Mar 2018
135 James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film Book at Lunchtime, James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film Katherine Morris, Ulrika Maude, Jeri Johnson, Cleo Hanaway-Oakley 16 Feb 2018
136 Teach us how we may pray AElfric of Eynsham teaches the congregation to recite the Lord’s Prayer in English, 'Thu ure faeder'. MS. Hatton 115, fol. 10r. Composed 990-995, copied in the second half of the 1000s. Read by Andy Orchard. Andy Orchard 16 Jan 2018
137 Come and dance with me in Ireland The lyrics of dance songs about love and longing, jotted down without music. MS. Rawl. D. 913, fol. 1r-v. Copied in the early 1300s. Read by Helen Appleton, Daniel Wakelin. Helen Appleton, Daniel Wakelin 16 Jan 2018
138 If it be played In the play The Burial of Christ, Joseph, Mary Magdalen and three other women cry out when they see Jesus on the Cross. MS. e Musaeo 160, fol. 141r. Copied c. 1518–1520. Read by Helen Appleton, Angela O'Brien, Daniel Sawyer, Wing Tan Lai. Helen Appleton, Angela O'Brien, Daniel Sawyer, Wing Tan Lai 16 Jan 2018
139 Listeneth now and beth not deaf! A travelling preacher recites a poem, warning about the horrors of death. MS. Add. E. 6 (R). Copied in the late 1200s. Read by Daniel Wakelin. Daniel Wakelin 16 Jan 2018
140 Research behind... Understanding Misunderstanding A podcast about a song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford Abigail Williams 09 Jan 2018
141 The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Keynote: Patricia Duncker Patricia Duncker 08 Jan 2018
142 Life-writing and female celebrity - Panel 1 Women's Lives and Celebrity in the 18th Century (chair: Anna Senkiw) Ruth Scobie - Pre-Truth Media and the Female Imposter: The Case of ‘Elizabeth Harriet Grieve’ Ruth Scobie 08 Jan 2018
143 Life-Writing and Female Celebrity, 4 Nov 2017 Panel 2: Female Celebrity Performance across Media and Genres Chaired by Sandra Mayer, with Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton and Hannah Yelin. Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton, Hannah Yelin 08 Jan 2018
144 'Art and Attunement', by Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia and Southern Denmark In this talk Rita Felski reported at new research on how we engage with works of art across a broad range (including cat videos) and considered the puzzling question of why we are drawn by some pieces of music, art and literature, and not by others. Rita Felski 19 Dec 2017
145 Rachel Seiffert speaks to Catherine Gilbert Novelist Rachel Seiffert talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about the ritual of memory and the possibilities of fiction as a response to a difficult past. Rachel Seiffert, Catherine Gilbert 08 Dec 2017
146 Lyndsey Stonebridge speaks to Rita Phillips Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Modern Literature and History at the University of East Anglia, talks to Rita Phillips about literary humanitarianism and the ethics of empathy. Lyndsey Stonebridge, Rita Phillips 08 Dec 2017
147 Elleke Boehmer speaks to Kate McLoughlin Elleke Boehmer talks to Kate McLoughlin about her most recent novel, The Shouting in the Dark, the language of reconciliation in South Africa, and the creative potential for the work of both fiction and literary criticism. Elleke Boehmer, Kate McLoughlin 08 Dec 2017
148 Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions Book at Lunchtime held on 8th November 2017. Gervase Rosser, Georgi Parpulov, Stefanie Lenk, Kate Cooper 27 Nov 2017
149 Conflict and Community: Panel-led Workshop 2 Mobilising the wide-ranging expertise of the speakers, this workshop explored questions of narrative, community and the special commemorative needs that arise in the wake of civil war and terrorism. Rachel Seiffert, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Harvey Whitehouse, Helen Small 24 Nov 2017
150 Poetry and Life-Writing: Panel-led Workshop 1 Bringing together experts working at the intersection of literature, human rights, foreign policy and peace initiatives, this workshop explored the role of poetry and life-writing in post-war healing. Dunya Mikhail, Philippe Sands, Lord John Alderdice, Jeremy Treglown 21 Nov 2017
151 Aminatta Forna speaks to Catherine Gilbert Aminatta Forna OBE, author of The Devil that Danced on the Water, talks to Dr Catherine Gilbert about silence, narrative and resilience in Sierra Leone. Aminatta Forna, Catherine Gilbert 21 Nov 2017
152 Philippe Sands speaks to Kate McLoughlin Philippe Sands, QC, international human rights lawyer and author of East West Street, talks to Kate McLoughlin about the law-court as a place of commemoration and what he came to understand outside the city of Lviv. Philippe Sands, Kate McLoughlin 21 Nov 2017
153 Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in Conversation with Elleke Boehmer Launch event for the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series. Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) in conversation with Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, Oxford). Aminatta Forna, Elleke Boehmer 20 Nov 2017
154 Creative Commons The Future of Publishing A talk that focuses on promoting and championing scientific literature. Ritu Dhand 19 Oct 2017
155 Understanding Misunderstanding A song about the parallels of fake news today and satire in the 18th Century based on research by Prof Abigail Williams at the University of Oxford Abigail Williams 16 Oct 2017
156 Selma Dabbagh and Courttia Newland on writing and community Writers Selma Dabbagh and Courttia Newland read from their work, and discuss why they write, who they write for, their imagined audiences, and how their writing relates to their identities. Selma Dabbagh, Courttia Newland 25 Aug 2017
157 M. NourbeSe Philip on the haunting of history M. NourbeSe Philip reads from She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (1988) and Zong! (2008) as she describes her poetic development. M NourbeSe Philip, Marina Warner, Matthew Reynolds, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
158 Editors and contributors, The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing Profs Susheila Nasta and Mark Stein speak about the genesis of their new Cambridge History project, Dr Gail Low discusses the networks and institutions of Caribbean-British writing. Susheila Nasta, Mark Stein, Gail Low, Henghameh Saroukhani 25 Aug 2017
159 Aminatta Forna on writing memory and trauma in The Memory of Love Aminatta Forna gives a reading from her award-winning novel, The Memory of Love (2010), and discusses it with Prof. Ankhi Mukherjee. She talks about the psychology of war and healing after conflict, and about love, betrayal and complicity. Aminatta Forna, Ankhi Mukherjee 25 Aug 2017
160 Nadifa Mohamed on travelling, home and belonging in Black Mamba Boy Nadifa Mohamed reads from and discusses her debut novel, Black Mamba Boy (2010), based on her father’s travels across the Horn of Africa before settling in Britain. Nadifa Mohamed, Kate Wallis 25 Aug 2017
161 D-Empress Dianne Regisford presents ‘Hersto-rhetoric? Na so today!!!’ D-Empress Dianne Regisford presents a performance installation that explores the notion of the liberated woman from an African feminist perspective. D-Empress Dianne Regisford, Rev J, Erica Lombard 25 Aug 2017
162 Daljit Nagra on voice and identity in Look We Have Coming to Dover! Daljit Nagra reads from and discusses his celebrated debut collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover! (2007). In conversation with Dr Rachael Gilmour and the audience, he speaks about how and why he writes his poetry, and the readers for whom he writes. Daljit Nagra, Rachael Gilmour 25 Aug 2017
163 Bernardine Evaristo on writing Britain’s Black histories In conversation with Dr Zoe Norridge and Marsha Hutchinson, Bernardine Evaristo reads from and discusses her remarkable verse novel, The Emperor’s Babe (2001), which tells the story of a African girl growing up in Roman London in 211 AD. Bernardine Evaristo, Zoe Norridge, Marsha Hutchinson 25 Aug 2017
164 Kamila Shamsie on writing history in A God in Every Stone Author Kamila Shamsie reads from her 2014 novel A God in Every Stone, and discusses it with Prof. Elleke Boehmer and the audience. Kamila Shamsie, Elleke Boehmer 25 Aug 2017
165 Readers and Readings Prof. Elleke Boehmer and Dr Erica Lombard consider how our reading experiences are shaped by various factors, from publishers’ decisions about book covers to the text itself. Elleke Boehmer, Erica Lombard 25 Aug 2017
166 Teaching the Codex 3: 2016 Summary David d'Avray (UCL) gives closing remarks at the 2016 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. David D'avray 14 Jul 2017
167 Teaching the Codex 2: Material and Digital Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford) gives a talk at the 2016 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. Henrike Lähnemann 12 Jul 2017
168 Teaching the Codex 1: Codicology Daniel Wakelin (Oxford) gives a talk at the 2016 Teaching the Codex Colloquium. Daniel Wakelin 12 Jul 2017
169 Creative Commons Literature and Silence Research into multiple Quaker congregations. Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Kate McLoughlin 23 Jun 2017
170 Creative Commons Humanities Knowledge Exchange Showcase Knowledge Exchange is the mutually beneficial sharing of ideas, data, experience, and expertise, and involves collaboration between researchers and external organisations or the public. Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Toby Young, Kate McLoughlin 19 Jun 2017
171 Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery Book at Lunchtime seminar on Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery, edited and written by Ryan Hanley (Fellow in History, University of Oxford). Bob Harris, Ryan Hanley, Padraic Scanlan, Sebabatso Manoeli 13 Jun 2017
172 Tower Poetry 2017 Peter McDonald, Vahni Capildeo and Sarah Howe discuss the 2017 Tower Poetry competition. Peter McDonald, Vahni Capildeo, Sarah Howe 17 May 2017
173 InHabit: People, Places and Possessions Book at Lunchtime Seminar held on May 3rd 2017. Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin, Jane Anderson, Cathy Oakes 10 May 2017
174 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 7, University of Oxford, 22 February 2017 Gender and Authority Seminar 7: Serena Alessi (British School at Rome) and Rachel Delman (University of Oxford). Music: 'Enigmatic' by bensound.com Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 06 Apr 2017
175 Merchants’ Marks in Medieval English Books Merchants’ marks were used initially as a tool of commerce, on consignments of goods, in the Middle Ages. In the sixteenth century, however, they became more like a coat of arms for people who didn’t have one – a form of professional identity. Thomas Kittel 03 Apr 2017
176 Politics and Public Space in Contemporary Argentine Poetry Book at Lunchtime event. Ben Bollig, Bart van Es, Leigh A Payne, Eduardo Posada-Carbo 21 Mar 2017
177 We Need To Talk About Robert: Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize for Literature' Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage gives a lecture about literature, poetry and Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Held on 8th March 2017. Simon Armitage 14 Mar 2017
178 Law: Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century Professor Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova, gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 10th March 2017. Rodolfo Savelli 13 Mar 2017
179 Theology: The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 3rd March 2017. Paul Needham 06 Mar 2017
180 Manuscript Studies: Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence Nigel Wilson, fellow of Lincoln College, reads a lecture written by Dr David Speranzi, Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento. Dr Speranzi was unable to attend the recording of this lecture so Nigel Wilson read in his absence. David Speranzi, Nigel Wilson 28 Feb 2017
181 Translation as Afterlife In this seminar, Marcela Sulak (Bar Ilan University) and Adriana X. Jacobs (Oriental Studies) will explore the possibility of translation as “afterlife” through a discussion of the Hebrew poets Orit Gidali and Hezy Leskly. Marcela Sulak, Adriana X Jacobs 24 Feb 2017
182 Living Bilingual Professor Elleke Boehmer (Director of TORCH) delivers a talk as part of the Creative Multilingualism and TORCH Bitesize Talks at Linguamania, Ashmolean Museum. Elleke Boehmer 22 Feb 2017
183 Economics: The Price of Books in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective Dr Jeremiah Dittmar, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, gives a talk on 10th February 2017. Jeremiah Dittmar 22 Feb 2017
184 “Forgotten Europe”: Translating Marginalised Languages Looking specifically at Modern Greek, Polish, Dutch, and Swedish, this event interrogates what it means to translate and publish marginalised and minor European languages into English. Peter Mackridge, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Paul Vincent, Sarah Death 10 Feb 2017
185 Literature and the Public Good Part of the Book at Lunchtime series Rick Rylance, Jane Hiddleston, Timothy Michael, Ankhi Mukherjee 01 Feb 2017
186 Rumi: his life, work, and poetry Dr Zahra Taheri, Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book, speaks about Rumi's life, mystical teaching, doctrine, and poetry. With Music by Dr Peyman Heydarian. Zahra Taheri, Peyman Heydarian, Fitzroy Morrissey 24 Jan 2017
187 Words for Winter: Tales of Home The event showcases the best of Oxford’s writing. Gathering together tales from all over the globe, of tradition, family, darkness, light and celebration. Pete Salmond, Charlene Pablo, Erica McAlpine, Nancy Campbell 13 Dec 2016
188 Extracts from Shakespeare, read by Roland Oliver (actor): Richard II Act V, Scene 5; Macbeth Act II, Scene 1; Henry IV Part 2, Act IV, Scene 3 Roland (an actor and alumnus of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) concludes the ‘Shakespeare and the Brain’ event by reading relevant extracts from three of Shakespeare’s plays. Roland Oliver 12 Dec 2016
189 The Hunter Heartbeat Method – Kelly Hunter (actor, director and educator) Kelly gives an outline of some of her work using sensory drama games, using Shakespeare’s works, to interact and play with children with autism. Kelly Hunter 12 Dec 2016
190 Shakespeare’s Memory – Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga (Director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester) Rodrigo’s talk references the writing of Jorge Luis Borges, particularly his short stories 'Shakespeare’s Memory' and 'Funes the Memorious', which deal with memory. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga 12 Dec 2016
191 Shakespeare as Observer and Psychologist – Professor Paul Matthews (Fellow by Special Election, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford; Edmond and Lily Safra Chair and Head of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London) Paul focuses on some of the questions that Shakespeare was asking about the mind, and how the same sorts of issues are approached now by neuroscientists. Paul Matthews 12 Dec 2016
192 Shakespeare, Mind and World – Dr Tom MacFaul (Lecturer in English, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) Tom discusses how Shakespeare’s age thought about thinking. In particular, he looks at the transformative power of thought and the idea in some of Shakespeare’s works that the mind is free to create its own world. Tom MacFaul 12 Dec 2016
193 Militant Jihadi Culture: Poetry as a Weapon The power of poetry to move Arab listeners and readers emotionally, to infiltrate the psyche and to create an aura of authenticity around the ideologies it enshrines, make it a perfect weapon for militant jihadist causes. Elisabeth Kendall 05 Dec 2016
194 Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5 - Portrait An introduction to Laclos (1741-1803), author of Les Liaisons dangereuses, the provocative eighteenth-century novel that continues to inspire today. Catriona Seth, Catriona Oliphant 05 Dec 2016
195 Clytemenstra Host Alice Harberd discusses Clytemnestra, a fascinating character from Greek Tragedy, with Emily Clifford and Lily Aaronovitch. Alice Harberd, Emily Clifford, Lily Aaronovitch 02 Dec 2016
196 Between Languages: Working in and out on Translation With Adriana X. Jacobs (Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature), Kasia Szymanska (Junior Research Fellow in Slavonic Studies, University College), chaired by Kate Costello (DPhil candidate in Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature). Adriana X Jacobs, Kasia Szymanska, Kate Costello 30 Nov 2016
197 Zaharoff Lecture 2016: Ecrire et ne pas écrire Ecrire et ne pas écrire. (This lecture is in French.) Marie Darrieussecq, Catriona Seth 24 Nov 2016
198 Critical Writing Dr Eleni Philippou, Leah Broad, Theophilus Kwek and James Watt in conversation. Eleni Philippou, Leah Broad, Theophilus Kwek, James Watt 07 Nov 2016
199 Literature Beyond Literary Studies: Intermediality and Interdisciplinarity With Professor Ben Morgan (Professor of German) and Peter Hill (Junior Research Fellow in Arabic Literature, Christ Church College), chaired by Karoline Watroba (DPhil candidate in German and Comparative Criticism). Karoline Watroba, Ben Morgan, Peter Hill 01 Nov 2016
200 Creative Commons Shakespeare and the Victorians Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for Shakespeare Oxford 2016 series. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 19 Oct 2016