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101 Creative Commons Why should we study Old English Literature? Dr Francis Leneghan of St Cross College, Oxford, discusses his current research around Beowulf and proposes why we should still study Old English Literature. Francis Leneghan 07 Nov 2013
102 Creative Commons The poetry of war Explores the aesthetics and impact of war poetry in the early eighteenth century, focussing on Joseph Addison's poem, The Campaign. Abigail Williams 16 Sep 2013
103 Creative Commons The Ladle: a comic poem Matthew Prior's The Ladle was one of the most popular poems of the eighteenth century. This podcast explores its appeal. Louise Curran 16 Sep 2013
104 Creative Commons Pastoral Poetry Introduces the poetry of rural life, and its debt to classical sources. Kathleen Lawton-Trask 16 Sep 2013
105 Creative Commons The life of epigrams This podcasts introduces the popular eighteenth century epigram. Dianne Mitchell 16 Sep 2013
106 Creative Commons Petticoats and fashion An introduction to the world of fashion and the politics of the petticoat, seen through the poetry of the time. Elizabeth Atkinson 16 Sep 2013
107 Creative Commons Language and Medieval literature. The President of St John's College, Professor Margaret Snowling, in conversation with Dr Carolyne Larrington, Supernumerary Fellow in English at St John's. They discuss Carolyne's interest in medieval English literature. Dr Carolyne Larrington 23 Aug 2013
108 Creative Commons FMR 43 Poetry as women's resistance to the consequences of Bedouin displacement in Jordan Bedouin women are able to mitigate some of the consequences of that displacement through the opportunities and influence they have gained as Nabati poets. Maira Seeley 09 Aug 2013
109 The Domain of the Poem: Lyric, Sign, Meaning and Rhythm in Contemporary Ars Poetica (4) Don Paterson, acclaimed poet, gives the fourth and final lecture for Humanitas lecture series on Comparative European Literature. Don Paterson 24 Jul 2013
110 The Domain of the Poem: Lyric, Sign, Meaning and Rhythm in Contemporary Ars Poetica (3) Don Paterson, acclaimed poet, gives the third lecture for Humanitas lecture series on Comparative European Literature. Don Paterson 24 Jul 2013
111 The Domain of the Poem: Lyric, Sign, Meaning and Rhythm in Contemporary Ars Poetica (2) Don Paterson, acclaimed poet, gives the second lecture for Humanitas lecture series on Comparative European Literature. Don Paterson 24 Jul 2013
112 Tower Poetry 2013: Research Luke van den Barselaar reads his entry for the 2013 Tower Poetry Competition. Luke van den Barselaar 10 Jul 2013
113 Creative Commons Tower Poetry 2013: Swimming in Loch Suili; The Lake of Shadows Eva Wallace reads her entry for the 2013 Tower Poetry Competition. Eva Wallace 10 Jul 2013
114 Creative Commons Tower Poetry 2013: The Devil Erin Tunney reads her entry to the 2013 Tower Poetry Competition. Erin Tunney 10 Jul 2013
115 Creative Commons Tower Poetry 2013: Investigation Details; Echo and Narcissus Kathryn Cussons reads her entry to the 2013 Tower Poetry competition. Kathryn Cussons 10 Jul 2013
116 Creative Commons Tower Poetry 2013: Origins Azfa Ali reads her entry to the 2013 Tower Poetry Competition. Azfa Ali 10 Jul 2013
117 Peter D McDonald in conversation with Amit Chaudhuri Peter D. McDonald talks to Amit Chaudhuri about his work as a novelist, critic and musician, focusing on his interest in the specificity of the many media he uses and on the challenge of thinking about cultural interconnectedness in new ways. Peter McDonald, Amit Chaudhuri 05 Jun 2013
118 Peter D McDonald in conversation with Derek Attridge Peter D. McDonald and Derek Attridge reflect on their different approaches to the questions of literature and public value, and on the bearing this has for teaching and research today. Peter McDonald, Derek Attridge 04 Jun 2013
119 Peter D McDonald in conversation with Antjie Krog Peter D. McDonald talks to Antjie Krog about her relationship to Afrikaans, English and African languages, about the promise and perils of translation, and about the challenges of and for writing in a multilingual democracy. Peter McDonald, Antjie Krog 04 Jun 2013
120 Peter D. McDonald in conversation with Arvind Krishna Mehrotra Peter D. McDonald talks to Arvind Krishna Mehrotra about his work as a poet, critic and translator, focusing on the idea of triangulation and his interest in the intersections between languages and literary traditions. Peter McDonald, Arvind Mehrotra 23 Apr 2013
121 Creative Commons From Owen's Doomed Youth, to his doomed youth Lecture at the event 'Wilfred Owen: From Doomed Youth to the Battle of the Sambre'. Imperial War Museum, 10th November 2012. Jean Moorcroft Wilson 27 Feb 2013
122 Creative Commons From Mametz Wood to The General Lecture on Siegfried Sassoon given at the Imperial War Museum, London, 12th November 2011. Jean Moorcroft Wilson 27 Feb 2013
123 Creative Commons The Last Phase A discussion on the last phase of the First World War. A talk given at 'Wilfred Owen: From Doomed Youth to Battle of the Sambre', Imperial War Museum, 10th November 2012. Max Egremont 18 Feb 2013
124 Creative Commons Popular fiction in World War One An argument for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public during the First World War. Jane Potter 10 Dec 2012
125 Creative Commons Kipling, the Elton John of his age? Professor Elleke Boehmer discusses why Kipling's writing, and his poetry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in particular, launched him to international fame across the British Empire. Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies 08 Oct 2012
126 Creative Commons Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and playwrights, Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott, to emphasize the impact of Caribbean literature upon the postcolonial world. Jason Allen, Dominic Davies 24 Aug 2012
127 Creative Commons Shakespeare and Voice Linda Gates, Professor of Voice at Northwestern University (USA) discusses how Shakespeare's poetry and plays lend themselves to vocal performance by discussing how breath can be used to 'punctuate the thought'. Linda Gates 01 Aug 2012
128 Creative Commons Shakespeare and Voice Linda Gates, Professor of Voice at Northwestern University (USA) discusses how Shakespeare's poetry and plays lend themselves to vocal performance by discussing how breath can be used to 'punctuate the thought'. Linda Gates 01 Aug 2012
129 Creative Commons St Anne's and the Imagination A discussion with Dame Penelope Lively and Professor Patrick McGuinness which took place on Saturday 19th May as part of St Anne's 60th anniversary celebrations. Penelope Lively, Patrick McGuinness, David Smith 30 Jul 2012
130 Creative Commons A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. Dr Sally Bayley presents an illuminating reading of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. In her reading, she seeks out allusions to Shakespearean plays including Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. She then answers questions about the poem. Sally Bayley 16 Jul 2012
131 Creative Commons Panel 3 | The Language of Revolution: Poetry as Archive: Egypt's Revolution and Archival Poetics Tahia Abdel Nasser of the American University in Cairo analyses Egyptian poetry from the 2011 revolution and its role as archive and political site. Tahia Abdel Nasser 25 May 2012
132 Creative Commons Great Writers Inspire- An Introduction to the Project A short introductory video to the "Great Writers Inspire project. Joshua Carr 23 May 2012
133 Tower Poetry 2012: Maiden Voyage Millie Guille reads her entry to the 2012 Tower Poetry Competition. Millie Guille 08 May 2012
134 Tower Poetry 2012: The Sirens Tell Their Tale Hannah Tran reads her entry to the 2012 Tower Poetry Competition. Hannah Tran 08 May 2012
135 Tower Poetry 2012: Papa's Epilogue Sarah Fletcher reads her entry for the 2012 Tower Poetry Competition. Sarah Fletcher 08 May 2012
136 Tower Poetry 2012: Postcards Lucy Hely-Hutchinson reads her entry for the 2012 Tower Poetry Competition. Lucy Hely-Hutchinson 08 May 2012
137 Tower Poetry 2012: Balloon Song Bethan Smith reads her entry for the 2012 Tower Poetry Competition. Bethan Smith 08 May 2012
138 Creative Commons Katherine Mansfield and Rhythm Magazine Dr Faith Binckes explains why modernist short story writer and critic Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) is a great writer, highlighting her involvement with the 1911-1913 periodical Rhythm, edited by her second husband John Middleton Murry. Faith Binckes 07 Feb 2012
139 Creative Commons William Blake Dr David Fallon introduces the poetry, painting, and engraving of William Blake, focusing on the imaginative and visionary aspects of Blake's work and his desire to break the publics 'mind-forg'd manacles'. David Fallon 07 Feb 2012
140 Creative Commons 18th Century Labouring Class Poetry Dr Jennifer Batt gives a talk on Stephen Duck, one of the 18th Century labouring-class poets. Jennifer Batt 07 Feb 2012
141 Creative Commons Cristian Aliaga: Your Virtues Are Your Faults. Poetry Reading (Spanish and English) A reading by Cristian Aliaga, one of Argentina's outstanding contemporary poets, given at St. John's College, Oxford, on 3 November, 2011. English translations are read by Ben Bollig, Lecturer in Spanish American Literature. Cristian Aliaga, Ben Bollig 25 Jan 2012
142 Creative Commons The Joys of Cricket This podcast looks at cricket seen through eighteenth-century eyes, focussing on a poem by James Dance, called 'Cricket: An Heroic Poem.'. Adam Rounce 12 Dec 2011
143 Creative Commons 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. Catherine Brown 26 Oct 2011
144 Tower Poetry 2011 Wires Elizabeth Johnson, winner of the 2011 Tower Poetry Competition, reads her poem Wires. Elizabeth Johnson 03 Oct 2011
145 Tower Poetry 2011 Simple Abigail Richards reads her entry for the 2011 Tower Poetry competition. Simple. Abigail Richards 03 Oct 2011
146 Tower Poetry 2011 The Breaking Day Molly Underwood reads her entry for the 2011 Tower Poetry competition, The Breaking Day. Molly Underwood 03 Oct 2011
147 Creative Commons This book of starres': biblical constellations in the poetry of Herbert and Vaughan Prof Helen Wilcox (Bangor University) gives the third lecture in the Manifold Greatness" Oxford Celebrations of the King James Bible 1611-2011 lecture series held at Corpus Christi College. Helen Wilcox 14 Mar 2011
148 Creative Commons Mary Shelley - Journal of Sorrow Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. In the months immediately following Shelley's death Mary lived at Albaro on the outskirts of Genoa. Her only regular companions were her young son, Percy Florence, and the journal she began on 2 October 1822. Nouran Koriem 02 Dec 2010
149 Creative Commons Mary Shelley - Journal of Sorrow Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. In the months immediately following Shelley's death Mary lived at Albaro on the outskirts of Genoa. Her only regular companions were her young son, Percy Florence, and the journal she began on 2 October 1822. Nouran Koriem 02 Dec 2010
150 Creative Commons William Godwin- Letter to Mary Shelley Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. This is the letter Godwin wrote to Mary after hearing of Shelley's death. Hoare Nairne 02 Dec 2010
151 Creative Commons William Godwin- Letter to Mary Shelley Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. This is the letter Godwin wrote to Mary after hearing of Shelley's death. Hoare Nairne 02 Dec 2010
152 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Letter to Mary Shelley Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. 'Everybody is in despair and every thing in confusion' writes Shelley in his last letter to Mary. He was in Pisa to discuss a new journal, The Liberal, with Leigh Hunt and Lord Byron. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
153 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Letter to Mary Shelley Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. 'Everybody is in despair and every thing in confusion' writes Shelley in his last letter to Mary. He was in Pisa to discuss a new journal, The Liberal, with Leigh Hunt and Lord Byron. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
154 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. This great elegy was prompted by the news of the death of John Keats in Rome, and by Shelley's belief that Keats's illness was caused by the hostile notices his work had been given in the Quarterly Review. Jordan Saxby 02 Dec 2010
155 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Adonais. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. This great elegy was prompted by the news of the death of John Keats in Rome, and by Shelley's belief that Keats's illness was caused by the hostile notices his work had been given in the Quarterly Review. Jordan Saxby 02 Dec 2010
156 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Opening lines of 'The Triumph of Life' Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley worked on 'The Triumph of Life', a dark and visionary poem, while living at the Villa Magni. Hoare Nairne 02 Dec 2010
157 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Opening lines of 'The Triumph of Life' Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley worked on 'The Triumph of Life', a dark and visionary poem, while living at the Villa Magni. Hoare Nairne 02 Dec 2010
158 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Dedication fair copy of 'With a guitar. To Jane' Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley presented this light-hearted poem, copied out in his best hand, with the guitar he gave to Jane Williams in 1822. Jordan Saxby 02 Dec 2010
159 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Dedication fair copy of 'With a guitar. To Jane' Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley presented this light-hearted poem, copied out in his best hand, with the guitar he gave to Jane Williams in 1822. Jordan Saxby 02 Dec 2010
160 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Fair copy of Ode to the West Wind Part of the Shelly's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley's best-known poem was written in Florence in late 1819. Christopher Adams 02 Dec 2010
161 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley - Fair copy of Ode to the West Wind Part of the Shelly's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley's best-known poem was written in Florence in late 1819. Christopher Adams 02 Dec 2010
162 Creative Commons Who Translates and for Whom? Fourth part of the What is Translation Podcast series. In this part, the question of who is best placed to translate classic texts; academics, poets, dramatists and who is best placed to receive the translation, students, scholars or the general public. Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick 27 Jul 2010
163 Creative Commons Can Poetry be Translated? Third part of the What is Translation podcast series. In this part, the question of whether poetry be translated. Is there something within the original that is lost in the translation? Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick 27 Jul 2010
164 Creative Commons Is there ever a Faithful Translation? Second part of the What is Translation podcast series. In this part, the question of whether there can be a faithful translation; does the act of translating a text change the meaning of the original is discussed. Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick 27 Jul 2010
165 Tower Poetry 2010 - Introduction Kathryn Grant, the Christopher Tower Poetry Administrator, introduces the 2010 Tower Poetry Competition entries. Kathryn Grant 14 Jun 2010
166 Tower Poetry 2010 Love has no Larynx Emily Harrison reads her entry for the 2010 Tower Poetry Competition 'Love has No Larynx'. Emily Harrison 14 Jun 2010
167 Tower Poetry 2010 A Portait Painted Scarfless Julia Goroszeniuk reads her poem 'A Portrait Painted Scarfless', her entry for the 2010 Tower Poetry Competition. Julia Goroszeniuk 14 Jun 2010
168 Tower Poetry 2010 Selkie Katie Woods reads her poem 'Selkie', her entry for the 2010 Tower Poetry Competition. Katie Woods 14 Jun 2010
169 Tower Poetry 2010 Sign Language Hugo Havranek reads his poem 'Sign Language' for the 2010 Tower Poetry Competition. Hugo Havranek 14 Jun 2010
170 C.K. Williams: A Life in Poems (2010 Esmond Harmsworth Lecture) The Annual Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, given by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner C.K. Williams on 'A Life in Poems' at the Rothermere American Institute on 24th May 2010. C.K. Williams 28 May 2010
171 Creative Commons War and Civilization Series Lecture 2: War and Poetry Geoffrey Hill is currently Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University and in 2009 his Collected Critical Writings won the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. Geoffrey Hill 24 May 2010
172 Creative Commons Alisa Miller: 'Selling Patriotism: Rupert Brooke in the First World War' Alisa Miller takes a look at the 'Rupert Brooke cult', examining why this particular poet was so popular during the First World War, both with the general public and the soldier, at home and abroad. Alisa Miller 26 Jan 2010
173 Tim Kendall: 'Ivor Gurney: First War Poet' Professor Tim Kendall considers what composer and poet Ivor Gurney understood by the phrase 'war poet' and how he saw his own work as belonging to (and eminent amidst) a tradition of writing about war. Tim Kendall 26 Jan 2010
174 An interview with Colin Hughes Colin Hughes, author of David Jones: the man who was on the field (1979), discusses his friendship with poet and artist David Jones and his research on the Battle of Mametz Wood. Colin Hughes, Alun Edwards 26 Jan 2010
175 Tower Poetry 2009: Introduction Kathryn Grant, the Christopher Tower Poetry Administrator, introduces the 2009 Tower Poetry Competition entries. Kathryn Grant 01 Oct 2009
176 Tower Poetry 2009: Grey Mile Second Prize winning poem for the 2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Prize Competition, written and read by Iona Twistan-Davies of Matthew Arnold School, Oxford. Iona Twistan-Davies 24 Sep 2009
177 Tower Poetry 2009: Three Guesses Third Prize winning poem in the 2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition written and read by Paul Merchant of Tonbridge School, Kent. Paul Merchant 24 Sep 2009
178 Tower Poetry 2009: Villanelle Runner-up poem in the 2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition written and read by Sophie Stephenson-Wright of St Paul’s Girls’ School, London. Sophie Stephenson-Wright 24 Sep 2009
179 Tower Poetry 2009: Evidence Runner-up poem in the 2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition written and read by Emma Jourdan of St Paul’s Girls’ School, London. Emma Jourdan 24 Sep 2009
180 Tower Poetry 2009: Contact Runner-up poem in the 2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition written and read by Bethany Aitman of St Paul's Girls School, London. Bethany Aitman 24 Sep 2009
181 Tower Poetry 2008: PDF of all shortlisted entries A pdf file of all shortlisted entries for the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition. University of Oxford 09 Jun 2009
182 Tower Poetry 2008: We Beasts Runner-up poem in the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition written and read by Charlotte Geater of Northgate High School, Ipswich, Suffolk. Charlotte Geater 08 Jun 2009
183 Tower Poetry 2008: Sestina 102 ; 26 Runner-up poem in the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition written and read by Anna Savory of Fort Pitt Grammar School, Chatham, Kent. Anna Savory 08 Jun 2009
184 Tower Poetry 2008: Quickening Runner-up poem in the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition written and read by Amelia Penny of South Hampshire High School, London. Amelia Penny 08 Jun 2009
185 Tower Poetry 2008: Texting In Church Runner-up poem in the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Prize competition, written and read by Richard O’Brien of the Bourne Grammar School, Lincolnshire. Richard O’Brien 08 Jun 2009
186 Tower Poetry 2008: Journey to Hilly Country Second Prize winning poem for the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Prize Competition, written and read by Ashley McMullen of The Sixth Form College, Colchester, Essex. Ashley McMullin 08 Jun 2009
187 Tower Poetry 2008: The Five Stages First Prize winning poem for the 2008 Christopher Tower Poetry Prizes Competition written and read by Emily Middleton, The King’s School, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Emily Middleton 08 Jun 2009
188 Politics and Popular Poetry in the Arab World Professor Clive Holes gives a short talk on Arabic popular poetry; a medium of social satire and cultural criticism that is as important in Arabic culture as much as Social satire is in British culture. He also reads three translations of political poetry Clive Holes 29 Apr 2009
189 Poetry Slam: Judges Verdicts The judges deliver their verdicts of the entries for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Steve Larkin, Heidi Vaughan, Bernard O'Donoghue 13 Mar 2009
190 Your Parents' Careers A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Robert Rapoport 13 Mar 2009
191 Untwining A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Antonia Tam 13 Mar 2009
192 One Thing Leads to Another A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Dan Stott 13 Mar 2009
193 Michelangelo A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Jesse Bordwin 13 Mar 2009
194 Letter from a Predator A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Thomas John Stevenson 13 Mar 2009
195 Instant Symphony Mix A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Aisha Mirza 13 Mar 2009
196 Poetic Phonetics A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Christopher Peter Joseph Turner 13 Mar 2009
197 Dia de los Muertos A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Thomas John Stevenson 13 Mar 2009
198 A System of Education A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Christopher Peter Joseph Turner 13 Mar 2009
199 Take a Rectangle A shortlisted entry for the 2009 University of Oxford Online Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Competition. Sophie Duker 13 Mar 2009
200 WW1 Poetry Digital Archive Project JISC documentary introducing the WW1 Poetry Digital Archive Project website and providing an overview to the wealth of material available. Kate Lindsay 13 Nov 2008