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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.

Performing Ecologies Conference

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - Allen Hall Theatre and Orokonui Ecosanctuary
An interdisciplinary conference organised by the Performance of the Real Research Theme.

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2018 Margaret Dalziel Lecture: Professor Nicholas Roe - John Keats Walks Romantic Scotland, Summer 1818: An Illustrated Bicentenary Lecture

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - Burns 2
Nicholas Roe speaks on John Keats' walk through Romantic Scotland, on the bicentenary of 1818.

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Scenes from Shakespeare's 'Love’s Labour’s Lost', 'The Taming of the Shrew' and 'Antony and Cleopatra'

Saturday, 6 October 2018 - University of Otago College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union Street East, Dunedin
Performed by the talented young actors of the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2018

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Scenes from Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost', 'The Taming of the Shrew' and 'Antony and Cleopatra'

Friday, 5 October 2018 - University of Otago College of Education Auditorium, 145 Union Street East, Dunedin
Performed by the talented young actors of the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production 2018

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Friday Seminar: Louis De Paor, 'A non-poet writing non-poetry in non-Irish for non-people: introducing Seán Ó Ríordáin'

Friday, 28 September 2018 - Castle seminar room D, Castle Lecture Theatre complex
Editor, researcher, and well-known Irish poet Louis De Paor presents on the famous Irish poet Seán Ó Ríordáin

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3MT finals showcase up-and-coming talent

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:24am

A PhD candidate who is investigating the emotional responses of clinicians who deal with suicidal patients has won the PhD category of Otago’s 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.