Free online journal

Interdisciplinary essays produced by our MSt in Literature and Arts students

An annual online journal, produced by students on the Oxford Master's in Literature and ArtsVides is a free volume of interdisciplinary essays which explore a wide range of topics through the analysis and comparison of two related textual or visual documents. 

Students produce Vides as part of their work on the course, in their second year as part of the preparation for the dissertation. Collaboratively, students are divided into small committees who are then responsible for peer-reviewing, proof-reading, copy-editing and designing the journal.

Vides means 'you see' in Latin, but in this context also stands as an acronym: 'Volume of Interdisciplinary Essays'.

Vides 2021

VIDES 2021 - Volume 9 features 17 short essays across a very wide range of topics and disciplines. Explore cacao and colonialism, British culture in Porfirian Mexico, covetousness and commodification, Christ in the everyday nineteenth-century experience and more.

It's all here, and all freely available online for you to read.

VIDES 2021 - Volume 9 (pdf)

To make navigation around the journal easier, the volume is also presented on the open.conted site where you can find a list of all the essays with their abstracts.

Previous volumes

Earlier volumes of Vides are also available here:

You can find a list of previous VIDES essays with their abstracts on the open.conted site (search VIDES under 'Courses').