Autobiographical essay, 1937-
University of Essex essays 1972-1974. Typescripts include the following:
Why does the poet think he is presuming to share his consciousness with the reader?
Examine the motivation for, and the precise formulation of, the rule of wh-movement
Write a critique of a particular published study of second language learning [Stephen D Krashen, The domain of the conscious grammar
On time and Cartesian doubt in the 'Meditation'
Some groundwork towards investigating the poet's creative dynamic : Husserl on the Ego
Introductory essay to a series of five concerning the dynamics of artistic creativity
On the tragic universe of fiction suggested by [a quotation from a speech] Phedre
A discussion of George Bateille's 'experience interiure'
Jesus, dis-je, il y a icy un nouveau monde?
Eroticism and love in Bataille's writing
An examination of 'prosody' in the light of theories already expressed
On du Bellay's emotional pathology
An attempt to portray some elements of the flaw of a Rousard sonnet
Thirteen notebooks and set of card file notes
The above notebooks (which have not been arranged into any specific sequence) contain commentaries, drafts of texts, poems and sketches by Douglas Oliver.
Draft notes (typescripts and mss.) and early versions of poems; four files, arranged 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Lecture and teaching notes, including:
Two lectures on Henry Vaughan
Renaissance magic and Henry Vaughan
Introductory lecture [on the] enlightenment
Lecture notes on Chaucer and Boccaccio
The diagram poems Typescripts and notes
Notes and typescript excerpts:
The video house of fame [unpublished poem]
Notes on Paul Ricoeur
Various and miscellaneous
Poetry and narrative in performance
Douglas Oliver, two letters to his mother 15.11.77 and 20.11.77
Copies of his letters 1.5.93 to 7.12.99
Letters, 9.1.72 to 13.3.00, from and to Jeremy
Letters from Peter Riley
Letters from writers and publishers 1986 to 1989 and undated
Letters from writers and publishers, 1990 to 2000 (not listed ; arranged by date)
A salvo for Africa: notes, typescripts (two copies and earlier prose version) and correspondence
Research material for A salvo for Africa (Press cuttings and articles)
African literature: research / teaching material (Photocopies of journal articles and extracts from books)
Africa: research material
Marudevi and Maradevi (typescript)
Marudevi and the park riots (typescript)
Research material for Marudevi (photocopies of journal articles, extracts from books, and newspaper cuttings)
Material re: Haiti, Grenada and world economic issues (publications, photocopies of articles, newspaper cuttings, and Internet material)
Material re: The shattered crystal, with notes [by D.O.]
Material re: Gilles Deleuze, with notes [by D.O.] Is there linguistic guilt?
19th C. French history : photocopies of publications, with occasional notes
Material re: Louise Michel and the 1871 Commune for unpublished ms. Whisper Louise
Linguistic studies: notes relating to glottographic recordings
Glottographic recordings (Acoustic analysis of speech)