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A selection of recordings from the English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, 1 June 2012. The conference theme was Return to the Political: Literary Aesthetics and the Influence of Political Thought and featured student presentations and a panel discussion on the topic 'What is a Classic?'. The conference concluded with a keynote address from Booker prize winning author Ben Okri.

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A selection of recordings from the English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, 1 June 2012. The conference theme was Return to the Political: Literary Aesthetics and the Influence of Political Thought and featured student presentations and a panel discussion on the topic 'What is a Classic?'. The conference concluded with a keynote address from Booker prize winning author Ben Okri.

    Book as Object; Panel Discussion for Oxford English Graduate Conference 2013

    Book as Object; Panel Discussion for Oxford English Graduate Conference 2013

    Panel discussion talk on 'Book as Object' for the Oxford English Graduate Conference 2013.

    • 42 min
    What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 3

    What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 3

    Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, draws on her experience as a trustee of the Booker Prize and as a judge for many other literary prizes to offer a response to the question, 'What is a Classic?'. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 13 min
    What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 2

    What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 2

    Judith Luna, the Senior Commissioning Editor at Oxford World's Classics, draws on her practical involvement in re-launching the Oxford World's Classics series in 2008 to give a publisher's take on the question, 'What is a Classic?'. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 6 min
    What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 1

    What is a Classic? English Graduate Conference 2012 Panel Debate, Talk 1

    Dr Ankhi Mukherjee, Wadham college, Oxford, speaks to the question 'What is a Classic?' by examining the residual influence of the Eurocentric literary canon in the age of world literature and emergent formations of canons and classics. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 19 min
    Shackled by Language: The Representation and Self-Representation of English-Speaking Black Voices in Black Atlantic Writing

    Shackled by Language: The Representation and Self-Representation of English-Speaking Black Voices in Black Atlantic Writing

    Cecilia Bennett considers the use of the English language in black Atlantic narratives. These include Olaudah Equiano's 1789 work, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, and Andrea Levy's 2010 work, The Long Song. She explores the way in which a tension between the English language and black voice has evolved over time and the extent to which it continues to influence modern thought. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 20 min
    Rewriting Jane Eyre: The Avenging 'Angel in the House' in Michael Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White

    Rewriting Jane Eyre: The Avenging 'Angel in the House' in Michael Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White

    Erin Nyborg draws parallels between Michael Faber's 2002 novel The Crimson Petal and the White and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. She argues that Faber has appropriated narrative elements in order to rewrite the ending of Jane Eyre, already a feminist classic, in explicitly feminist terms. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 18 min

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