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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.

Noticing Peter Olds: A symposium on the Dunedin poet

Friday, 27 September 2019 - OBS119 – Otago Business School Lecture Room 1.19

A symposium on Dunedin writer and former Burns Fellow Peter Olds, whose work has been important to poets and other readers of New Zealand poetry since the 1970s.

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Margaret Dalziel Lecture: William Germano, 'Shakespeare's Operatic Life'

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - Moot Court, tenth floor, Richardson Building
Professor William Germano speaks on the relationship between Shakespeare and opera

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William Germano: On second thought – How to revise academic writing and why

Monday, 16 September 2019 - St David A seminar room (G.02)
William Germano speaks on the process of academic writing, in a Q&A open seminar aimed mostly at postgraduate students (but all are welcome)

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University writing competition closes soon

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:32pm

It’s time to get writing! There are just over two weeks left to get your entries in to Writer – the inaugural University of Otago writing competition for staff and students.

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Inaugural University creative writing competition launched

Monday, 8 July 2019 10:38am

A creative writing competition for staff and students opens today, as part of the University of Otago’s 150th anniversary celebrations.