The Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago has a distinguished record of teaching and research. It was ranked in the top one hundred departments in the world for English language and literature in the 2016 QS World Rankings by Subject. It also ranked first in the field of English language and literature for the number of research-active teaching staff in the most recent Performance Based Research Funding Assessment of New Zealand universities.
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Keep up with our news and events, and share information with fellow lovers of English language and literature, by following the Department of English & LInguistics Facebook page and joining the Shakespeare at Otago Facebook page.
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.
Family Ties Symposium
In February 2017, the University of Otago hosted an international symposium exploring literary kinship and creative production in nineteenth-century Britain. Visit the Family Ties conference webpage for details.