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 2020

Vides Volume 8 features 22 short essays across a very wide range of topics and disciplines. Explore representations of the Great Irish Famine, Jane Austen's satire, female vampires, the role of the Gothic in theatrical performances, and links between the Benin Bronzes and The Moonstone.  

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

VIDES 2020 - Volume 8 (pdf)

Previous volumes

Earlier volumes of Vides are also available here:

Other Open Educational Resources (OER) can be found on the open.conted site, where you can find a list of previous VIDES essays with their abstracts to help you identify the essays which are of interest you; search VIDES under 'Courses'.