The next series will be given by Professor Thomas Keymer, Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto, in November 2014.
The 2014 series will take place on weeks 5 and 6 of Michaelmas Term: Tuesday 11th November, Thursday 13th November, Tuesday 18th November, and Thursday 20th November. All four lectures will take place in Lecture Theatre 2 in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford.
They will begin at 5.15pm, and all are welcome. The theme of the 2014 series is ‘Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820’. The individual lectures are entitled:
- Faint Meaning: Dryden and Restoration Censorship
- Libels in Hieroglyphicks: Defoe, Pope
- The Trade of Libelling: Fielding, Johnson
- Southey’s New Star Chamber
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