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Library Subject Guides

English Literature: Home

A guide for UC students and staff

Key Databases

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Location of English literature books in the Library

English literature theses on the UC Research Repository

Welcome to the English Literature Subject Guide

The Library has a huge range of resources available to English literature students. Ask your Subject Librarian for help in using any of these.

Arts News

NZ Theatre Month this September

NZ Theatre Month will run throughout the whole country during all of September. Its purpose is to celebrate and elevate NZ Theatre.

Part of that is to alert people to the number of books about NZ theatre history and the number of Kiwi plays published here, notably by VUW and Playmarket.

For full details on NZ Theatre Month go to .


WORD Christchurch presents its most adventurous festival yet

The biennial WORD Christchurch Festival (29 August – 2 September) has been growing its audience rapidly over the past few years, and in 2018 its theme of ‘adventurous’ has attracted a dazzling array of over 120 international and local writers and speakers who take risks in their lives and in their work, and who appear in nearly 100 events over five days.

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