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Educational Issues, Literature, Language and the Arts


Abstracts due by January 15, 2023

Date of Session:  March 19 - March 23, 2023


Location:  Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.

Paper Submission: You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the International Round Table Symposium.

Tours: We will provide a two hour walking tour of Oxford and a trip to Blenheim Palace


Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to:


Racial Literacy

  • Racial Equities in your Library

  • Diversity Style Guide

  • Book Resources

  • Picture Books for Children

  • Youth as Agents of Change

  • Grammar Associated with Racial Dis-Course

  • Diversity in Literature



  • Romantic Literature

  • Teaching of Literature

  • Folklore and Fairytales

  • World Literature

  • Tolkien and the Inklings

  • Shakespeare

  • Indigenous Literature

  • Language and Literature

  • New Writings

  • Comparative Literature Studies


Children’s Literature (Kidlit)

  • The Culture of Literacy

  • Religion in Children’s Literature

  • Magical Worlds

  • Diversity in Literature

  • Lewis Carroll

  • Interracial Marriage in Children’s Lit

  • Children’s Literature Innovations

  • Harry Potter Controversy

  • Lies vs. Storytelling

  • C.S. Lewis



Women in Literature

  • Women Writers

  • African-American Women Writers

  • Victorian Age

  • 19th Century Novels

  • Survey of British Literature

  • Feminist Literature

  • Gay and Lesbian Literature

  • Feminist Theory

  • Real and Imaginary Women Writers



  • Literature and Language

  • Ancient and Modern Languages

  • Spoken Language Processing

  • Speech Development

  • Language Modeling

  • Language in Film and Culture

  • English as a Second Language

  • Language Teacher Education


Allusions to God in Literature

  • God’s Significance in Literature

  • Christianity and Literature

  • Romantics, Beliefs and Progress

  • Faith and Reason

  • Martyrdom and Redemption

  • God, Freedom and Liberty

  • Faith, Truth and Reason

  • Romantics, Myth and Progress

The History of Literature

  • History of the book

  • Cultural Studies

  • Literature of Protest

  • Critiquing Literature

  • New Historicism

  • Ethnocentrism in Literature

  • Capitalism in Literature

Payment Information:


Participant Registration WITH Lodging

$800 – Deposit due January 15, 2023

$1195 – Remainder due February 15, 2023

Participant Registration WITHOUT Lodging

$800 – Deposit due January 15, 2023

$795 – Remainder due February 15, 2023


Guest Registration WITH Lodging 
$795 Guest Fee

Guest Registration WITHOUT Lodging 

$595 Guest Fee

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