We are delighted to annouce that Ali Smith author of There but for the, Hotel World and The Accidental, will be the Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature 2012.
She will be giving a series of lectures at the College entitled: On……
TUESDAY 31 JANUARY 2012, 5.30pm
Lecture: On time
TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2012, 5.30pm
Lecture: On form
TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2012, 5.30pm
Lecture: On edge
TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2012, 5.30pm
Lecture: On offer and on reflection
The lectures are free and open to all and take place in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford
Ali Smith’s most recent book is There but for the a novel published in 2011. She is the author of eight previous works of fiction, including the novel Hotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, and The Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections include Free Love, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, and The Whole Story and Other Stories. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.
HUMANITAS is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors, in collaboration with the Humanities Division of the University of Oxford.
The Humanitas Chair in Comparative European Literature has been made possible by the generous support of Lord Weidenfeld.
For more information please visit: www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/events/humanitas