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'Cosmopolitanism and Modernism'; IES Director's Seminar

Wednesday 14 March 2012
On 7 March 2012, Rupert Richard Arrowsmith (University College London) spoke at the Institute of English Studies Director's Seminar on  'Cosmopolitanism and Modernism: How Asian Visual Culture Shaped Early 20th-Century Art and Literature in London'. For those who were unable to attend the seminar a video of the slideshow and talk is available online at: http://vimeo.com/38423406 . View forthcoming events from the Insitute of English Studies Director's seminar series .

Welcome to the new IES Website

Tuesday 6 March 2012
Our new website has just been launched so you may find that some of the links and information still need to be updated.  If you have any comments, please email us at ies@sas.ac.uk .  

Textual Scholarship Seminar on the manuscripts of William Wordsworth

Tuesday 6 March 2012
Professor Jeffrey C. Robinson (University of Glasgow/University of Colorado) will give a paper on 'Discerning Wordsworth’s Late Poetics in the Manuscripts' in the Textual Scholarship Seminar on 19 March, 5.30pm in Senate House, Rm 104.  Professor is an expert on Romantic poetry whose publications, among others, include Unfettering Poetry: The Fancy and British Romanticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and Reception and Poetics in Keats: My Ended Poet (Palgrave Macmillan 2002).

London Rare Books School 2012

Friday 24 February 2012
Places are available on the London Rare Books School, a series of five-day intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects. All courses stress the materiality of the book so you can expect to have close encounters with remarkable books and other artefacts from some of the world's greatest collections. Each class is restricted to a maximum of twelve students in order to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity to talk to the teachers and to get very close to the books. Visit the London Rare Books School pages for further details and booking.

T.S. Eliot International Summer School 2012

Friday 10 February 2012
Booking is open for the T.S. Eliot International Summer School 2012 which will be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London from 7 to 15 July. This year's school will be opened by Paul Muldoon and will feature a reading by Sean O'Brien, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, at The London Library . In addition to the academic programme, receptions and coach trips, there will also be a series of social activities, including poetry readings, discussion groups, and late afternoon walking tours of literary Bloomsbury.

Museum of Writing on BBC Radio Four

Thursday 5 January 2012
On Monday, 2nd January 2012, Professor Simon Eliot , talked about some of the objects in the Museum of London in BBC Radio Four’s “The Written World”. This was the first in a series of programmes about the history of writing, a sub-series of “In Our Time” presented by Melvyn Bragg. You can hear the programme in full from the BBC’s podcast page, or if time is a constraint, Melvyn Bragg’s visit to the museum occurs at 22’09″ in to the first episode:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0192yhn .  

T. S. ELIOT: A Major New Research Project

Monday 9 November 2009
The Estate of T. S. Eliot, Faber & Faber, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London, are delighted to announce the commencement of the T. S. Eliot Research Project (1 March 2009). With three years of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the T. S. Eliot Estate, the Project will co-ordinate, for the first time, the editing of the poetry, plays, prose and correspondence of perhaps the most influential writer of the twentieth century.

The History of the Oxford University Press

Thursday 6 December 2007
This major national and international scholarly project, which will be inaugurated on 1 January 2006, is a co-operative venture between Oxford University Press and the Institute of English Studies. Its General Editor is Professor Simon Eliot who holds the newly-created chair in the History of the Book in the Institute. The History will consist of four volumes which will cover the following periods: Volume I 1478-1780s Volume II 1780s-1890s Volume III 1890s-1960s Volume IV 1960s-2000

British Academy President’s Medal

The Institute is pleased to report that Professor Warwick Gould FRSL, FEA, FRSA was presented with the British Academy President’s Medal 2012 in a ceremony which took place at the Academy on 8 November 2012. The President’s Medals reward “signal service to the cause of the humanities and social sciences” and, in his case the Medal, “seeks to recognise [his] contribution to the outstanding work at the Institute of English Studies”, School of Advanced Study, University of London. 

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