Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Frances Hardinge Talk


Children's author Frances Hardinge will give the keynote address at this year's Oxford English graduate student conference. The talk is at five o'clock on Friday 31 May in Lecture Theatre 2 at the English Faculty. Ms Hardinge will discuss the roles of books and the printing press in her first novel, Fly by Night. All welcome!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bodleian Summer 2013 Exhibition

The Bodleian's summer exhibition, 'Magical Tales: From the Middle Ages to Middle-earth', opens today and runs until 27 October 2013. In conjunction with the exhibition, which showcases the Bodleian's astonishing children's literature holdings, there will be a series of lunchtime lectures. This term these are as follows:

29 May - 'Once and Future Arthurs: Arthurian Literature for Children' (Dr Anna Caughey, Lecturer in Old and Middle English, Keble College)

12 June - 'Books of Magic' (Dr Diane Purkiss, Fellow and Tutor of English, Keble College)

18 June - 'King Arthur Joins the Boy Scouts: Children and Arthurianism, 18601918' (Dr Anna Caughey, Lecturer in Old and Middle English, Keble College)

All talks will take place at Convocation House in the Old Bod. More details here, but in the meantime, check out the exhibition!

An Arthur Rackham illustration for a 1917 abridgement of the Morte Darthur: to hear about King Arthur's immense popularity within children's literature, attend one of Anna Caughey's upcoming lectures.