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.


3 July 2015: 6.30pm (Chancellor's Hall)
Professor Simon Eliot: Recasting Book History

Professor Simon Eliot will deliver a plenary lecture on Recasting Book History to open the History of the Book conference. This lecture is free and open to all to attend. If you would like to attend this lecture, please RSVP to IESEvents@sas.ac.uk.

23 July 2015: 6.00pm (Chancellor's Hall)
The Literary London Annual Lecture: Imtiaz Dharker (poet, artist and documentary film-maker)

This lecture is taking place as part of the annual Literary London conference, this year on the theme of London in Love (http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/LondoninLove)The lecture is free and open to all. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to IESEvents@sas.ac.uk


Recent past lectures (with links to podcasts):

Hilda Hulme Memorial Lectures:

2014: Professor Dayton Haskin (Boston College): 'The Jesuits and English Literature - John Donne and Ignatian Spirituality' (available here as a PDF file)

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

2012: Professor James Shapiro (Columbia University): 'Unravelling Shakespeare's Life': 23 April 2014

2011: Professor Henry Woudhuysen (University College London): '"Ha-ha-ha. Hi-hi-hi. Ho-ho-ho. Ha-hi-ho": Representing sounds in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature': 2 June 2011

Texts of earlier Hulme lectures, and recordings/texts of John Coffin Memorial Lectures to be posted here shortly.