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Achebe and the African Writers Series
A special seminar held at the Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar at Wadham College on 2nd May 2013.

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.

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.