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):
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.