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 April 2015: 5-7pm (The Deller Hall, Senate House):
A reading, talk and Q&A by Jonathan Coe (as part of the Life & Work of Jonathan Coe conference)
Wine reception to follow. To register, visit http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/JonathanCoe
13 May 2015: 6.00pm (The Chancellor's Hall, 1st Floor Senate House):
The John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture 2014-2015: ‘Who wrote Magna Carta?’
Wine reception to follow. Please register via Eventbrite.
Professor Nicholas Vincent, FBA, will be delivering the Annual Palaeography Lecture on the subject: ‘Who wrote Magna Carta?’ at Senate House, London on 13 May 2015 at 6pm. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.
Professor Vincent is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Magna Carta Project, which is a £1,000,000 research project funded by the AHRC (http://magnacartaresearch.org/). He is the author of A Very Short Introduction to Magna Carta (Oxford University Press, 2012) and has written a dozen books and about a hundred articles on kingship, charters and relics within the Anglo-French world of the 12th and 13th centuries. This year’s lecture celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta which falls on 15 June 2015.
28 May 2015: 6.00pm (Court Room, 1st Floor 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.
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.