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Call To Register: Oxford English Graduate Conference “The Famed and The Forgotten”

Registration is now open for The Famed and The Forgotten, taking place on 10th June in Oxford University’s English Faculty.

45 student speakers from Oxford and around the UK will be delivering papers on the concepts of ‘famed’ and ‘forgotten’, interrogated in the broadest possible terms across genres and periods encompassing Old English to the literature of the present day.

A panel discussion on “The Future of Reading” featuring representatives from Oxford University Press, SHM Productions consultancy and the Oxford English Faculty will take place, and we will hear a keynote address from Booker Prize winner Penelope Lively.

The £15 attendance fee covers lunch, snacks and all conference materials. Please register via our website – http://graduate-conference.english.ox.ac.uk/ – or with an email to claire [dot] waters [at] ell [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Then, confirm your place by sending a cheque or postal order for £15 made out to the University of Oxford to Claire Waters, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Oxford English Graduate Conference: update

To everyone who replied to our call for papers for the Oxford English Graduate Conference 2011, “The Famed and the Forgotten”, thank you so much! We have 45 amazing papers ready to be programmed, and those who submitted should hear very shortly. The standard of submissions was extremely high and it was really hard for us to debate the gathered field down to just 45. Fellow committee member Jaclyn and I are meeting up soon to start programming and designing panels… but not until I’ve got this chapter written.

Whether or not you’ve submitted an abstract, now is a great time to register for the conference, which runs on 10 June 2011 at the Faculty of English, University of Oxford. Handy map below:

Free for Oxford students, registration otherwise costs £15 including a delicious lunch and tea/coffee etc. throughout the day (i.e. it’s amazingly cheap and a great deal). We’re hoping for a strong Faculty presence and a fun, informal day with plenty of opportunities to engage and network with other postgraduates across your field. You can get more information on how to register here.

Any questions, please leave a comment!