- This project is creating a website dedicated to the theme “Great Writers inspire – learning from the past”. On the site you will be able to find freely available content related to individual authors and literary themes. We are using this blog to let you follow the progress of the project and explore the material as it is being made available. Feel free to send us your comments and suggestions! Want to be inspired? Explore the podcasts on the Great Writers Inspire podcast page.
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In this guest blog, Dr Oliver Tearle, a lecturer at the University of Loughborough and founder of the Interesting Literature blog (also on Twitter @InterestingLit), examines the history of dystopian literature. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the noun ‘dystopia’ (defined as … Continue reading
So it’s Monday again and everyone needs a little lift! So we thought we would offer you a light-hearted challenge to kick start your week… who famously praised Shakespeare’s work in the passage below? Extra brownie points for those who … Continue reading
Bored on your commute home? You’re in fine company. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde wrote, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” You can actually read Wilde’s Life and Confessions as a … Continue reading
Make the most of the wonderful weather we have been having recently by going on the Oxford Poetry Walk! Enjoy a 70 minute tour around the city with a selection of literary favourites such as Gerard Manley Hopkins and Oscar Wilde … Continue reading
To round off our week of Austen, we thought we’d let you know about the Oxford Theatre Guild‘s production of Pride and Prejudice, on tonight at Trinity College! All the Oxford Janeites out there should get down to Trinity’s velvety … Continue reading