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New PhD Scholarship announced
The Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago invites applications for a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies: The University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship.
The scholarship celebrates the granting of UNESCO City of Literature status to Dunedin, New Zealand, where the main campus of the University of Otago is located. The scholarship is open to applicants of any nationality and to any area of literary studies.
The Department of English and Linguistics welcomes applications for PhD projects across a broad range of areas ranging from medieval to digital literature. Department strengths include New Zealand and postcolonial literature, Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, comparative literature, global modernism, cognitive approaches to literary studies, literature and language pedagogy, linguistic approaches to literature, contemporary poetry and fiction, creative writing, Irish and Scottish studies, the history of the book, and new media literature.
Applications for the inaugural University of Otago City of Literature Scholarship are invited on or before 31 March 2017.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
- Burns 2
Stephen Prickett, Regius Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow and honorary Professor of English at the University of Kent at Canterbury, presents on a topic of particular relevance to our position in the Pacific.
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
- Archway 2
Jim Sullivan, long-time voice of Sounds Historical on Radio NZ, speaks on the history of Dunedin bookshops.
Monday, 13 March 2017 3:58pm
With Dunedin’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature and its well-known legacy in publishing, it should come as no surprise that a group of Otago students have joined forces to produce their own literary publication: The Scribbler.
Friday, 9 December 2016 1:38pm
Weekly tours through the University’s latest Special Collections exhibition will offer visitors a chance to hear some of the more complex stories of the literary families on display.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 1:50pm
This place is charming, eclectic, even seductive, according to the Arts Fellows for 2016.
Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:48pm
In a significant coup for Otago, rare book dealer, writer, broadcaster and founder of two private presses Dr Rick Gekoski will give the 2016 World Book Day Lecture tomorrow evening.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:57am
“I had a moment in my youth, slightly inebriated, sitting on some Christchurch student flat floor, when I thought, ‘oh dear, I’ve fallen in love with literature’,” recollects Otago English Professor Chris Ackerley, who retired this month.