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The English Programme at Otago

The Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago has a distinguished record of teaching and research. It offers both a major and a minor in English literature and a minor in Writing, and hosts the Programme in Linguistics and the Scottish and Irish Studies Programmes.

In addition to three-year BA course and the four-year BA Honours programme, the Department offers the Postgraduate Diploma in English, the MA and the PhD.

English papers and timetable for 2017 [pdf]

Course information book [pdf]

Symposium: Family Ties, 12-14 February 2017

The University of Otago is hosting an international symposium exploring literary kinship and creative production in nineteenth-century Britain. Visit the Family Ties conference webpage for details and registration.

University of Otago Literary Society (Litsoc)

The student-run University of Otago Literary Society (Litsoc) is for students who have an interest in English literature, though students from all disciplines are welcomed. Litsoc brings a social dimension to the love of literature, organising events such as quizzes, wine and cheese afternoons, poetry readings, and film/theatre outings and screenings. Members are provided with regular updates of events in the community they might like to attend. For more information about joining Litsoc, please email or look them up on Facebook.

Litsoc also publishes a semesterly "zine" called The Scribbler. It is available in both physical and digital forms, and features work contributed by students of English. If you wish to submit your poetry or short stories to the publication, please email The Scribbler is also on Facebook.