OCLW Events

This page lists current and forthcoming events in the academic year 2016-2017 and beyond.

Unless otherwise stated, all events are open to all, free of charge, with no reservation required. 

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OCLW events Trinity Term 2017

Darwin’s Beard – and other adventures in Victorian facial hair
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

When Victorian men started growing their beards from the 1850s, what exactly did they think they were doing? More importantly who were they doing it for?

No-one lies like an eye witness: uncovering truths in fact and fiction
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Writers don’t actually make anything up. All their ideas are borrowed from somewhere or someone.

Life-writing and Female Celebrity
Saturday, 4 November 2017 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Part of OCLW’s Life-Writing and Celebrity strand, this half-day colloquium, convened by Sandra Mayer in collaboration with TORCH Oxford, will explore the gendered dynamics and cultural values at w

Ghostwriting and Biography
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This panel brings together writers and scholars to consider the implications of ghostwriting in the context of biographical and novelistic practice, publishing, and the media industries.

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