Lectures and Readings
The Institute runs an extensive annual programme of lectures and readings on a wide range of subjects, both general and specialised, within the broad area of English studies.
If you would like to attend any of these events please email IESEvents@sas.ac.uk or call +44(0)207 862 8675 to reserve a seat.
28 May 2015: 6.00pm (Room 349, Senate House):
Professor Jerome McGann: 'Truth and Method; or, Humanities Scholarship as a Science of Exceptions'
Wine reception to follow. To register, please RSVP to IESEvents@sas.ac.uk.
This lecture is free and open to all.
3 June 2015: 6.00pm (Senate and Jessel rooms)
The Roehampton Poetry Prize, with judges Ian McMillan and John Burnside. Wine reception to follow.
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The Roehampton Poetry Centre is delighted to invite you to attend the Prize Giving Ceremony for our first annual Roehampton Poetry Prize. Please join us for a wine reception, and announcement of the winner of this year’s prize – selected from our short list of eight poets. The announcement will be followed by a reading from this year’s judges, Ian McMillan, and John Burnside. Both parts of the evening’s event are free and open to the public.
The prize is given annually for the bestpoetry collection of the year written by apoet of any nationality who is currentlyliving in the UK. It is judged exclusively by poets. The 2015 Prize is judged by poets Ian McMillan and John Burnside, and chaired by Professor Fiona Sampson,Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre. Announcing the shortlist, the judges said,“We were delighted by the range and brilliance of the entries, which we believe are reflected in our shortlist. This whole exercise demonstrates how the poetry being written here today is of the highest international calibre.”
The shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Fiona Benson – Bright Travellers – Cape
Colette Bryce – The Whole and Rain-domed Universe – Picador
Lee Harwood – The Orchid Boat – Enitharmon
Selima Hill – Jutland – Bloodaxe
Sean O’Brien – The Beautiful Librarians – Picador
Michael Longley – The Stairwell – Cape
Carol Satyamurti – The Mahabharata – Norton
Recent past lectures (with links to podcasts):
John Coffin Memorial Palaeography Lecture. Professor Nicholas Vincent FBA: 'Who Wrote Magna Carta?'. 13 May 2015
Professor Ronald Schuchard (Emory University, IES Senior Research Fellow): ' "Into the heartland of the ordinary": Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hardy, and the Divided Traditions of Modern and Contemporary Poetry'. 12 May 2014
The Annual Palaeography Lecture. James Willoughby (New College, Oxford): 'The Hand of Ralph of Coggeshall. Chronicle-Making in the Reign of King John'. 7 May 2014
- The 15th Annual Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture. Professor Dame Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford): 'To pin down the moment with date and season': 25 January 2014
- Annual Wordsworth Lecture. Professor Stephen Gill (Lincoln College, Oxford): '"A Sea Rolling High": Wordsworth in 1804': 8 October 2013
Hilda Hulme Memorial Lectures:
2013: Professor Martin Mueller (Professor emeritus of English and Classics, Northwestern University Illinois): '"Shakespeare His Contemporaries": Exploring Early Modern Drama in a Digital Environment': 2 July 2013
Texts of earlier Hulme lectures, and recordings/texts of John Coffin Memorial Lectures to be posted here shortly.