Institute Closed December 22 - January 1

Friday 21 December 2012
The Institute of English Studies will be closed from December 22, 2012 to January 1, 2013. Normal office hours will resume January 2, 2013. The Institute wishes everyone a happy holiday season!

Poetry, Music, Drama: the creation of contemporary opera: 16 January 2013

Friday 14 December 2012
This one-day conference brings together poets, composers, producers and academics to discuss the collaborative processes involved in the creation of contemporary opera. Speakers will include: Michael Symmonds-Roberts, Fiona Sampson, John Casken, Robert Saxton, Liza Lim, David Beard, Jonathan Cross and Andrew Watts. Admission: £15, (£10 students)

AHRC Collaborative Training Grant

Wednesday 12 December 2012
Cynthia Johnston, a PhD student in the Institute of English Studies has been awarded an AHRC Student-led Collaborative Skills Development project. The aim of the twelve-month project is to stage an exhibition of ten manuscripts and early printed books from the R.E Hart Collection of the Blackburn Museum in Lancashire at the Senate House Library. The project will enable Cynthia and her co-organizers, Tony Harris of Cambridge University and Sarah J.

Registration open for Jane Austen's Men: 16 Feb 2013

Wednesday 28 November 2012
Registration is now open for the Jane Austen's Men conference on Saturday 16 February 2013. For further information and to book your place, please visit:

Dr Van Mierlo elected as Trustee of International James Joyce Foundation

Tuesday 27 November 2012
The Institute of English Studies is delighted to congratulate Dr Wim Van Mierlo  who has been elected a Trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation (IJJF).  Founded in 1967, the purpose of the IJJF is to encourage scholarship, criticism, and study in regard to the life, work, and career of James Joyce, a preeminent figure in modern literature.  The honour reflects the high esteem with which Dr Van Mierlo is held by the international Joyce Studies community as a scholar, teacher and facilitator.

George Eliot "Romola" postponed until Spring 2013

Tuesday 6 November 2012
The George Eliot Conference on "Romola" has been postponed until Spring 2013. The new date of the conference is to be confirmed. For further information, see: .