T.S. Eliot International Summer School Now Accepting Applications

Wednesday 20 January 2016
The T.S. Eliot International Summer School is now open for applications. The Summer School runs 9 - 17 July 2016 in Senate House, University of London. From Monday to Friday, the School will present two lectures each morning on all aspects of Eliot's life and work. Students choose one option from a variety of afternoon seminars for a week-long, in-depth study under the guidance of a seminar leader. The seminars cover a range of subjects on Eliot's poetry, criticism and drama.

Palaeography Summer School Applications Now Open (!)

Monday 4 January 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the London International Palaeography Summer School (13 - 17 June 2016). Courses include Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, German, Greek, and Latin palaeography, as well as specialist courses on psalters, codicology, and the history of scripts. To learn more, and to apply to the Summer School, please click here .

IES Office Holiday Closure

Wednesday 23 December 2015
The Institute of English Studies will be closed for the holidays from 5.00pm on Wednesday 23 December and will re-open at 10.00am on Monday 4 January.

Senior Research Fellow Prof. Ron Schuchard Awarded Modernist Studies Association Book Prize

Monday 7 December 2015
Congratulations to Senior Research Fellow and TS Eliot Summer School founding director Professor Ron Schuchard and to TS Eliot Summer School tutor Dr Anthony Cuda for winning the Modernist Studies Association's book prize for best edition, collection or anthology. The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot, Volume II: The Perfect Critic, 1919-1926 (JHUP) was called 'a monumental work of scholarly editing' and was commended for its 'clear and easily grasped editorial principles and superb content notes'. To read more about the prize, click here .

Registration Now Open: 'Reading the World: Challenging the Dynamics of Canon Formation' (3 December)

Friday 9 October 2015
Registration is now open for the join Institute of English Studies/School of Oriental and African Studies conference 'Reading the World: Challenging the Dynamics of Canon Formation' (3 December). This conference explores fundamental issues of visibility literary dissemination, and features a keynote address by novelist and Booker Prize judge Marina Warner. To register, please click through the link on the conference page:

Lecture by Professor Jerome McGann - free and open to all

Wednesday 27 May 2015
Professor Jerome McGann (University of Virginia) will be delivering a lecture entitled Truth and Method; or, Humanities Scholarship as a Science of Exceptions in Room 349 (3rd floor, Senate House) at 6.00pm. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

Rick Rylance Appointed Director of IES

Thursday 21 May 2015
The University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as director of the Institute of English Studies (IES). For the full announcement, please see: