Taylorian Lecture

The Taylorian Lecture, sometimes referred to as the "Special Taylorian Lecture" or "Taylorian Special Lecture", is a prestigious annual lecture on Modern European Literature, delivered at the Taylor Institution in the University of Oxford since 1889.


The first eleven lectures were published collectively in 1900, under the title Studies in European Literature, being the Taylorian Lectures 1889—1899:


Further lectures were delivered in the first few years of the 20th century, but were not published collectively:


In 1917 a new endowment for an annual lecture on "subjects connected to Modern European Literature" was established by a donation of War Stock by Professors Charles Firth and Joseph Wright. This second series of lectures began in 1920. In 1930 a further volume of lectures was published, from the years 1920-1930, under the title Studies in European Literature, being the Taylorian Lectures Second Series, 1920—1930:

Since 1930Edit

Since 1930 no collected volume has been issued, but individual lectures include:


  1. ^ J. Michael Walton, Found in translation: Greek drama in English (2006), p. 62
  2. ^ H. W. Garrod, Tolstoi's Theory of Art: Taylorian Lecture, 1935 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935)
  3. ^ Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson, 'TWO DUTCH POETS The Taylorian Lecture in the University of Oxford' in Essays and Addresses (1940), ch. VIII
  4. ^ Ernest Hoepffner, Aux origines de la nouvelle française (The Taylorian Lecture 1938) (Oxford, 1939)
  5. ^ E. Allison Peers, Antonio Machado (The Taylorian Lecture, 1939) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940)
  6. ^ Alf Sommerfelt, The written and spoken word in Norway (The Taylorian Lecture, 1942) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1942)
  7. ^ Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, National and international stability: Althusius: Grotius: van Vollenhoven (Oxford University Press, 1944, 69 pages
  8. ^ Studies in Romance philology and French literature (University of Manchester, 1953), p. xiii
  9. ^ Frederick Charles Roe, Sir Thomas Urquhart and Rabelais: The Taylorian lecture, 1957 (1957)
  10. ^ Elizabeth Mary Wilkinson, Schiller: Poet or Philosopher? Special Taylorian Lecture (Oxford, 1961)
  11. ^ Marshall Craig Eakin, Paulo Roberto de Almeida, Rubens Antonio Barbosa, Envisioning Brazil: a guide to Brazilian studies (2005), p. 359
  12. ^ Giulio C. Lepschy, Mother tongues and other reflections on the Italian language (2002), p. 126