poetry

# Title Description Contributor
1 Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott

Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and playwrights,...

Jason Allen, Dominic Davies
2 The Joys of Cricket

This podcast looks at cricket seen through eighteenth-century eyes, focussing on a poem by James...

Adam Rounce
3 Who Translates and for Whom?

Fourth part of the What is Translation Podcast series. In this part, the question of who is best...

Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick
4 Walcott and Naipaul: History and Myth

Catherine Brown, Lecturer in English Literature, compares West Indian writers Derek Walcott and...

Catherine Brown
5 18th Century Labouring Class Poetry

Dr Jennifer Batt gives a talk on Stephen Duck, one of the 18th Century labouring-class poets

Jennifer Batt
6 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...

Sally Bayley
7 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...

Christopher Adams
8 William Blake

Dr David Fallon introduces the poetry, painting, and engraving of William Blake, focusing on the...

David Fallon
9 Beowulf reading, ll. 26-52

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

Stuart Lee
10 William Godwin- Letter to Mary Shelley

Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. This is the letter Godwin wrote to Mary after...

Hoare Nairne
11 Percy Bysshe Shelley - Opening lines of 'The Triumph of Life'

Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley worked on 'The Triumph of Life',...

Hoare Nairne
12 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...

Jordan Saxby
13 From Owen's Doomed Youth, to his doomed youth

Lecture at the event 'Wilfred Owen: From Doomed Youth to the Battle of the Sambre'....

Jean Moorcroft Wilson
14 Can Poetry be Translated?

Third part of the What is Translation podcast series. In this part, the question of whether...

Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick
15 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"...

Helen Wilcox
16 Percy Bysshe Shelley - Letter to Mary Shelley

Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. 'Everybody is in despair and every thing in...

Henry Cockburn
17 Shakespeare and Voice

Linda Gates, Professor of Voice at Northwestern University (USA) discusses how Shakespeare'...

Linda Gates
18 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...

Jordan Saxby
19 Kipling, the Elton John of his age?

Professor Elleke Boehmer discusses why Kipling's writing, and his poetry of the late...

Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies
20 The poetry of war

Explores the aesthetics and impact of war poetry in the early eighteenth century, focussing on...

Abigail Williams
21 Katherine Mansfield and Rhythm Magazine

Dr Faith Binckes explains why modernist short story writer and critic Katherine Mansfield (1888-...

Faith Binckes
22 From Mametz Wood to The General

Lecture on Siegfried Sassoon given at the Imperial War Museum, London, 12th November 2011.

Jean Moorcroft Wilson
23 Mary Shelley - Journal of Sorrow

Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. In the months immediately following Shelley's...

Nouran Koriem
24 The Last Phase

A discussion on the last phase of the First World War. A talk given at 'Wilfred Owen: From...

Max Egremont
25 First year English Tutorial: Old English Riddles

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

Lucinda Rumsey
26 War and Civilization Series Lecture 2: War and Poetry

Geoffrey Hill is currently Professor of Literature and Religion at Boston University and in 2009...

Geoffrey Hill
27 Is there ever a Faithful Translation?

Second part of the What is Translation podcast series. In this part, the question of whether...

Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick
28 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...

Cristian Aliaga, Ben Bollig
29 The Life and Times of Wilfred Owen (lecture)

Free public lecture at Gresham College. Available as video, audio and transcript

...

Peter Bunyan, Chris Cuff
30 Why should we study Old English Literature?

Dr Francis Leneghan of St Cross College, Oxford, discusses his current research around Beowulf...

Francis Leneghan
31 The Ladle: a comic poem

Matthew Prior's The Ladle was one of the most popular poems of the eighteenth century. This...

Louise Curran
32 Pastoral Poetry

Introduces the poetry of rural life, and its debt to classical sources.

Kathleen Lawton-Trask
33 The life of epigrams

This podcasts introduces the popular eighteenth century epigram

Dianne Mitchell
34 Petticoats and fashion

An introduction to the world of fashion and the politics of the petticoat, seen through the...

Elizabeth Atkinson
# 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 William Blake

Dr David Fallon introduces the poetry, painting, and engraving of William Blake, focusing on the...

David Fallon
3 First year English Tutorial: Old English Riddles

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

Lucinda Rumsey
4 Popular fiction in World War One

An argument for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public...

Jane Potter
5 Katherine Mansfield and Rhythm Magazine

Dr Faith Binckes explains why modernist short story writer and critic Katherine Mansfield (1888-...

Faith Binckes
6 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"...

Helen Wilcox
7 18th Century Labouring Class Poetry

Dr Jennifer Batt gives a talk on Stephen Duck, one of the 18th Century labouring-class poets

Jennifer Batt
# Title Description Author
1 The Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy (vol 1) Thomas Hardy
2 The Sonnets William Shakespeare
3 Goblin Market and Other Poems Christina Rossetti
4 A Kipling Anthology of Verse

Publisher info: Paris: Nelson, 1925

Ruyard Kipling
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 The Lamb by William Blake

A singing speech-synthesis version of Blake's 'Little Lamb' (1794), created by Bryant O'Hara....

Bryant O'Hara
2 The Dying Kiss: Gender and Intimacy in the Trenches of World War I

Article by Santanu Das for the World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings...

Santanu Das