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Joseph Conrad and Postcoloniality - Part 1: Conrad and Chinua Achebe
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Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects ...

Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects of Joseph Conrad's writing. In this first part, Peter takes Chinua Achebe's 1975 critique of Conrad as a starting point. Achebe deemed Conrad a 'bloody racist', and McDonald considers how Conrad's relationship to language and narrative complicates this. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

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Peter McDonald
Great Writers Inspire: 18th Century Labouring-class Writing
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In 1758, Samuel Johnson noted that the itch of scribbling had seized ...

In 1758, Samuel Johnson noted that the itch of scribbling had seized the nation. 'The rage of writing has seized the old and young' across all segments of society, he observed, so that now 'the cook warbles her lyrics in the kitchen, and the thrasher vociferates his heroics in the barn.' Johnson's observation drew attention to an important development in the eighteenth century literary world: the emergence of the labouring class writer. Over the course of the century increasing numbers of agricultural labourers, household servants, bricklayers, shoemakers, milkmaids, soldiers and sailors not only tool up writing, but also published their work, and, in some cases, made a significant impact on contemporary literary culture. This collection of resources looks at these writers.

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Literature
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Jennifer Batt
Great Writers Inspire: 18th Century Poetic Miscellanies
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Poetic miscellanies represent a particularly important and popular mediation of poetry in ...

Poetic miscellanies represent a particularly important and popular mediation of poetry in the eighteenth century, since they represent one of the most visible points of contact between the shaping of the literary canon, and the commercial demands of print culture. Yet they remain little used or studied because of their bewildering number and variety: at the most conservative estimate, there were a thousand published between 1700-1800, yet the contents of most of these are relatively unknown and unexamined. In this collection, you will be able to learn more about and explore some miscellanies from the time.

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University of Oxford
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Abigail Williams
Adam Rounce
John Clargo
Laurence Williams
Great Writers Inspire: High and Low Culture in 18th Century Literature
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This collection of resources considers the obsession with high and low art ...

This collection of resources considers the obsession with high and low art forms found in late 17th and early 18th English literature.

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Literature
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Abigail Williams
Joseph Conrad and Postcoloniality - Part 2: Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim
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Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects ...

Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects of Joseph Conrad's writing. In this second part, Peter closely analyses the narrative functions in Heart and Darkness and Lord Jim in order to consider what can be gained in reading these texts within the framework of post/colonial criticism. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

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Peter McDonald
Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott
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Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and ...

Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and playwrights, Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott, to emphasize the impact of Caribbean literature upon the postcolonial world. By using biographical and historical detail to support his analysis of some of Cesaire and Walcott's key texts, Allen offers insight into what it means to be a Caribbean writer - looking back to a colonial past, and forward to a global future. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
World Cultures
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Jason Allen, Dominic Davies
Approaching Shakespeare Lecture Series
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Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, ...

Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical analysis, and, above all, the enjoyable and unavoidable fact that Shakespeare's plays tend to generate our questions rather than answer them.

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Literature
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Emma Smith
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their ...

This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

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Information Science
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University of Oxford
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Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Bioethics: An Introduction Lecture Series
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An introductory series by Marianne Talbot exploring bioethical theories and their philosophical ...

An introductory series by Marianne Talbot exploring bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations. These podcasts will explain key moral theories, common moral arguments, and some background logic.

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Philosophy
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Marianne Talbot
Bio-Ethics Bites Lectures
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Bioethics is the study of the moral implications of new and emerging ...

Bioethics is the study of the moral implications of new and emerging medical technologies and looks to answer questions such as selling organs, euthanasia and whether should we clone people. The series consists of a series of interviews by leading bioethics academics and is aimed at individuals looking to explore often difficult and confusing questions surrounding medical ethics. The series lays out the issue in a clear and precise way and looks to show all sides of the debate.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Arts and Humanities
Genetics
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University of Oxford
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Jonathan Wolf|Julian Savulescu|Jeff McMahan|Peter Singer|Nick Bostrom|Onora O'Neill|Jonathan Wolf|Tim Lewens|Hanna Pickard|Molly Crocket|Patricia Churchland
Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature
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Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual ...

Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie lecture on the subject of books and gives a case study of Henry Lawson, Australian author of Where the Billy Boils. This podcast is part of the Literature, Art and Oxford series from Oxford University.

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Literature
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University of Oxford
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Paul Eggert