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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 1 February 2018.

Meet the 2019 University of Otago Arts Fellows

Saturday, 27 July 2019 - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin
The Fellows will talk about their work and aspects of the creative process, and you can ask them questions. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, Founder and previous Director of Arts Festival Dunedin.
This event, held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, is guaranteed to be fun and interesting. Tea and cupcakes to follow.

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Events provide insider’s perspective of brutality of Manus Island prison

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 10:04am

When Manus Island detainee and award-winning novelist Behrouz Boochani is interviewed at the Dunedin Public Library on 23 June, he hopes his harrowing story will increase awareness of the inhumane Australian border regime.

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Crime pays for Otago academics nominated for prestigious writing award.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 2:51pm

It may be a long way from the grimy back streets of Glasgow or Edinburgh, where many of their victims fall prey to foul play, but there’s no doubt “tartan noir” crime writing is in good health at the University of Otago.