12 episodes

This series brings together lectures given by members of Oxford’s Faculty of English as Open Day taster lectures or as introductory lectures for undergraduates. The series covers a diverse range of topics, drawing on the Faculty’s wide-ranging research into English Language and Literature.

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This series brings together lectures given by members of Oxford’s Faculty of English as Open Day taster lectures or as introductory lectures for undergraduates. The series covers a diverse range of topics, drawing on the Faculty’s wide-ranging research into English Language and Literature.

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    Theatre, 1660-1760 - The Arrival of the Actress

    Theatre, 1660-1760 - The Arrival of the Actress

    David Taylor on the arrival of female actors on the stage. In this undergraduate lecture, David Taylor describes one of the key theatrical developments of Restoration drama, the arrival of female actors on the stage. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 53 min
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    Theatre, 1660-1760 - Restoration and Change

    Theatre, 1660-1760 - Restoration and Change

    David Taylor lectures on the reopening of the theatres in the 1660s. In this undergraduate lecture, David Taylor considers the new forms, practices, and spaces of drama that emerged following the reopening of the theatres in the 1660s. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 47 min
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    Race and Empire, 1660-1760

    Race and Empire, 1660-1760

    Ruth Scobie lectures on race and empire, 1660-1760. In this introductory lecture, Ruth Scobie outlines some of the historical contexts of literature written between 1660 and 1660, looking in particular at the topics of race and empire. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 25 min
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    Drama and the Theatre, 1660-1760

    Drama and the Theatre, 1660-1760

    Abigail Williams lectures on the staging of Restoration drama. In this introductory lecture, Abigail Williams investigates the staging of Restoration drama, exploring the effects of such staging conditions on plays written in this period. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 26 min
    • video
    Literature and Gender, 1660-1760

    Literature and Gender, 1660-1760

    Kathleen Keown considers representations of gender in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In this introductory lecture, Kathleen Keown considers representations of gender in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, before turning to women’s writing of the same period. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 19 min
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    Manuscript and Print, 1660–1760

    Manuscript and Print, 1660–1760

    Carly Watson outlines the material forms in which literary texts circulated between 1660 and 1760. In this introductory lecture, Carly Watson outlines the material forms in which literary texts circulated between 1660 and 1760. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 23 min

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