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.
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Call for Papers: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. The Scribbler is also on Facebook.