Discussion Group


The Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation programme are hosting a discussion group.

In Michaelmas 2017 the OCCT Discussion Group will follow a format that proved highly popular last year: our sessions will be structured as an experiment in comparative reading out of context. This format seeks to pull readers out of their comfort zone by asking them to compare passages from literary texts without the usual background (biographical information, historical context, etc.) that covertly informs our reading. In doing so, we hope to shed light on our own biases as scholars, with an eye to sharpening our critical practice.

We will meet at lunchtime (12:45-2pm) on Mondays of even weeks (week 2: 16 October, week 4: 30 October, week 6: 13 November, week 8: 27 November) in Seminar Room 3 at St Anne’s College. Free sandwich lunch, fruit and coffee will be provided.

For further details please check on the OCCT website or email Karolina Watroba at karolina.watroba@merton.ox.ac.uk.


Comparative Criticism and Translation

Contact name: Dr Eleni Philippou
Contact email: comparative.criticism@st-annes.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all