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 2022

VIDES 2022 - Volume 10 features 18 short essays across a very wide range of topics and disciplines. The artefacts chosen as the subject of essays in this edition of VIDES include ballads, cartoons, ceramics, circulars, illustrated texts, memorials, newspapers, novels, paintings, poetry, statues, tracts and travel accounts; illustrative of the wide range of the interests that the authors have been pursuing during the course.

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

VIDES 2022 - Volume 10 (pdf)

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').