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# Title Description Contributor
1 Why should we study Dickens?

Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Magdalen College, Oxford, discusses his current research and...

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Ilana Lassman
2 The Revenger's Tragedy: Thomas Middleton

A blackly camp tragedy - Hamlet without the narcissism - set in a court corrupted by lust and...

Emma Smith
3 The Comedy of Errors

Lecture 12 in the Approaching Shakespeare series asks how seriously we can take the farcical...

Emma Smith
4 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reading

Reading from an entry in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by Stuart D Lee, University of Oxford....

Stuart Lee
5 The Duchess of Malfi: John Webster

In dramatizing a woman's sexual choices in a notably sympathetic manner, this tragedy...

Emma Smith
6 John Milton

Dr Anna Beer shares a few short extracts of Milton's poem Lycidas and discusses what they...

Anna Beer
7 Why should we study Postcolonial Literature?

Professor Elleke Boehmer of Wolfson College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes...

Elleke Boehmer, Sarah Wilkin
8 Old English in Context Lecture 1 - Historical texts

Lecture by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, Oxford University - placing Old English literature...

Stuart Lee
9 Twelfth Night

The seventh Approaching Shakespeare lecture takes a minor character in Twelfth Night - Antonio...

Emma Smith
10 Beowulf reading, ll. 26-52

Reading from Beowulf ll. 26-52 by Stuart D Lee, University of Oxford. Recorded March 2007.

Stuart Lee
11 Literature and Form 1: Unreliable Narrators

Dr. Catherine Brown offers a series introducing different writing forms and their use in great...

Catherine Brown
12 Henry IV part 1

Like generations of theatre-goers, this lecture concentrates on the (large) figure of Sir John...

Emma Smith
13 Antony and Cleopatra

What kind of tragedy is this play, with its two central figures rather than a singular hero? The...

Emma Smith
14 Why should we study Johnson?

Professor Ros Ballaster of Mansfield College, Oxford, discusses her current research and...

Ros Ballaster, Sarah Wilkin
15 Measure for Measure

The third Approaching Shakespeare lecture, on Measure for Measure, focuses on the vexed question...

Emma Smith
16 King John

At the heart of King John is the death of his rival Arthur: this fifteenth lecture in the...

Emma Smith
17 Richard III

In this thirteenth lecture in the Approaching Shakespeare series the focus is on the...

Emma Smith
18 A Midsummer Night's Dream

This lecture on A Midsummer Night's Dream uses modern and early modern understandings of...

Emma Smith
19 Old English in Context Lecture 3 - Religion and Magic

Lecture 3 in a series on placing Old English in Context, Religion and magic. Delivered by Dr S D...

Stuart Lee
20 King Lear

Showing how generations of critics - and Shakespeare himself - have rewritten the ending of King...

Emma Smith
21 Titus Andronicus

Focusing in detail on one particular scene, and on critical responses to it, this sixth...

Emma Smith
22 Literature and Form 2: Chapters

Dr. Catherine Brown offers a series of talks introducing different writing forms and their use...

Catherine Brown
23 Taming of the Shrew

Emma Smith uses evidence of early reception and from more recent productions to discuss the...

Emma Smith
24 The Shoemaker's Holiday: Thomas Dekker

Like a Busby Berkeley depression-era musical, Dekker's comedy is a feel-good antidote to a...

Emma Smith
25 The Bodleian Shakespeare: A treasure lost... and regained

From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Emma Smith reveals how Oxford University mobilised Alumni support...

Emma Smith
26 The Merchant of Venice

This lecture on The Merchant of Venice discusses the ways the play's personal relationships...

Emma Smith
27 Arden of Faversham: Anon

A true crime story of the murder of Thomas Arden by his wife and her lover, this play is...

Emma Smith
28 Old English Tour - British Library

Audio Only Tour of the Old English Manuscripts on display at the British Library by Dr S. D. Lee...

Stuart Lee
29 The Roaring Girl: Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker

Based on a contemporary scandal of a woman who dressed in male clothing, this play of topsy-...

Emma Smith
30 Language and History

Prof. Simon Horobin examines how the English language has changed over time, addressing such...

Simon Horobin
31 Much Ado About Nothing

Emma Smith asks why the characters are so quick to believe the self-proclaimed villain Don John...

Emma Smith
32 Shakespeare and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Professor Charlotte Brewer introduces the methodology behind the creation of the OED and how...

Charlotte Brewer
33 Anglo-Saxon Tour - British Museum

Audio only Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee,...

Stuart Lee
34 Why Dickens?

Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst talks of Dickens' life and influences and why these have made...

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
35 The Winter's Tale

How we can make sense of a play that veers from tragedy to comedy and stretches credulity in its...

Emma Smith
36 The Spanish Tragedy: Thomas Kyd

Popular tragedy in which Hieronimo pursues aristocratic murderers of his son Horatio and takes...

Emma Smith
37 First year English Tutorial: Old English Riddles

A tutorial given by Lucinda Rumsey, Mansfield College, Oxford University, to some first year...

Lucinda Rumsey
38 Macbeth

In this fourth Approaching Shakespeare lecture the question is one of agency: who or what makes...

Emma Smith
39 Hamlet

The fact that father and son share the same name in Hamlet is used to investigate the play'...

Emma Smith
40 Old English in Context Lecture 4 - Manuscripts

Fourth and final lecture by Dr S D Lee, University of Oxford, on Old English in Context. 7/2/08...

Stuart Lee
41 Old English in Context Lecture 2 - Society

Lecture delivered by Dr Stuart D Lee, 24/1/08, English Faculty, University of Oxford on Anglo-...

Stuart Lee
42 History of English Pronunciation

Do we really know what Chaucer's poetry sounded like? Professor Simon Horobin introduces...

Simon Horobin
43 The Tempest

That the character of Prospero is a Shakespearean self-portrait is a common reading of The...

Emma Smith
44 W.B. Yeats and the Ghost Club

Dr Tara Stubbs uses exciting new research findings to discuss the close links between Yeats...

Tara Stubbs
45 Literature and Form 3: Multiple Plotting

Dr Catherine Brown gives the third lecture in the Literature and Form lecture series. Including...

Catherine Brown
46 As You Like It

Asking 'what happens in As You Like It', this lecture considers the play's...

Emma Smith
47 Why should we study Shakespeare?

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

Emma Smith, Ilana Lassman
48 Why should we study Chaucer?

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

Laura Ashe, Ilana Lassman
49 Literature and Form 4: What is "Comparative Literature"?

Dr Catherine Brown gives the fourth and final lecture in the Literature and Form lecture series...

Catherine Brown
50 English and Gender

Professor Deborah Cameron explores some of the key theories surrounding the use of language by...

Deborah Cameron
51 Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles has been on the margins of the Shakespearean canon: this fourteenth lecture in the...

Emma Smith
52 "Bright Metal on a Sullen Ground": The idea of true character in English writing and portraiture

Historian Stella Tillyard delivers the fourth Weinrebe Lecture in Life-Writing and Portraiture....

Stella Tillyard
# Title Description Contributor
1 Great Writers Inspire- An Introduction to the Project

A short introductory video to the "Great Writers Inspire project.

Joshua Carr
2 Literature and Form 4: What is "Comparative Literature"?

Dr Catherine Brown gives the fourth and final lecture in the Literature and Form lecture series...

Catherine Brown
3 Old English Tour - British Library

Enhanced Podcast Tour of the Old English Manuscripts on display at the British Library by Dr S....

Stuart Lee
4 First year English Tutorial: Old English Riddles

A tutorial given by Lucinda Rumsey, Mansfield College, Oxford University, to some first year...

Lucinda Rumsey
5 Literature and Form 3: Multiple Plotting

Dr Catherine Brown gives the third lecture in the Literature and Form lecture series. Including...

Catherine Brown
6 Literature and Form 1: Unreliable Narrators

Dr. Catherine Brown offers a series introducing different writing forms and their use in great...

Catherine Brown
7 Literature and Form 2: Chapters

Dr. Catherine Brown offers a series of talks introducing different writing forms and their use...

Catherine Brown
8 John Milton

Dr Anna Beer shares a few short extracts of Milton's poem Lycidas and discusses what they...

Anna Beer
# Title Description Author
1 Arden of Faversham: Anon (eBook)

Arden of Feversham / Unknown. This is the epub edition of the play.

Anonymous