Achebe and the African Writers Series
A special seminar held at the Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar at Wadham College on 2nd May 2013.
Catherine Brown, Lecturer in English Literature, compares West Indian writers Derek Walcott and Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul on their attitudes towards history and myth.
Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature
Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture on the subject of books and gives a case study of Henry Lawson, Australian author of Where the Billy Boils.
The Hobbit at the Bodleian: World Book Day
Judith Priestman, curator of the Bodleian library, discusses the World Book Day 2010 exhibition, where a selection of J.R.R. Tolkien's original artwork which was used to illustrate The Hobbit, was on display to the public.
Philip Pullman: Lyra's Oxford, Bodleian Library Masterclass
Acclaimed author of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman is interviewed by Margaret Kean on his new book, his influences and his method for writing stories.