New Fellows Appointed

Wednesday 17 May 2017
The Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of new Research Fellows, Visiting Research Fellows, and Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellows. The February 2017 'call for fellows' produced many high-quality applications. A panel of internal and distinguished external members made the selections, led by Professor Dinah Birch, Chair of Advisory Council. Other members were Professor Greg Walker (Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh), Senior Research Fellow Professor Isobel Armstrong, and Professor Rick Rylance as IES Director.

IES Director Rick Rylance Appointed Dean of School of Advanced Study

Thursday 27 April 2017
Professor Rick Rylance, Director of the Institute of English Studies (IES), has been appointed the new Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research in the University. He will succeed Professor Roger Kain CBE, FBA, who has led the School for more than seven years. Professor Rylance took over the IES directorship in January 2016. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group. 

SRF John Haffenden Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Friday 21 April 2017
Institute of English Studies Senior Research Fellow John Haffenden has been elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . He joins thirty-nine other Foreign Honorary Members and 188 Fellows elected in this year’s cohort. Professor Haffenden is the co-editor of the Letters of T.S. Eliot and was the principal investigator of the AHRC-funded ‘T.S. Eliot Editorial Research Project’ from 2009-14.

IES Welcomes New Members of Advisory Council

Monday 27 March 2017
The Institute of English Studies is pleased to announce that several new members have joined its Advisory Council following a national call for expressions of interest from academics outside London and those at early or mid-career stage. After interviews, Dr Abbie Garrington (Durham University), Dr Lise Jaillant (Loughborough University), and Dr John Wrighton (University of Brighton) have accepted invitations to join the Council, and Ms Anna Girling, a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh will serve as the postgraduate representative.

Senior Research Fellow Iain Stevenson

Monday 6 March 2017
The Institute of English Studies is saddened to learn of the sudden death of Senior Research Fellow Professor Iain Stevenson . Iain was a professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCL. He was a Senior Research Fellow at IES, and was for many years the inter-collegiate examiner for the MA/MRes in the History of the Book. He taught ‘History of the British Book Trade, 1890-2010’ on the 2015 London Rare Books School, and he was scheduled to teach the course again this summer. UCL has collected tributes to Professor Stevenson and posted them here .

New post - Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature

Monday 13 February 2017
The Institute of English Studies (IES), in the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London, wishes to appoint a Lecturer in the field of Digital Approaches to Literature. The successful person will have expertise in the technical skills essential to digital research, digital scholarly editing, expertise in any area of literary studies and a broad outlook across the whole field. The IES wishes to expand its provision in digitally-based scholarship which currently focuses on textual editing.

Sambrook Fund Studentship for MA/MRes History of the Book

Tuesday 7 February 2017
The Institute is delighted to announce a new fully funded studentship for one place on our MA/MRes History of the Book programme. The award covers fees in full at the Home/EU rate. The studentship will be offered every year over the next four academic years. 

Call for Expressions of Interest to Join the IES Advisory Council

Tuesday 24 January 2017
Located in Senate House, Russell Square, the Institute of English Studies (IES) is one of the nine specialist Institutes that comprise the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS). Specialising in the humanities with core funding from the Higher Education Funding Council, the School has a mission to sustain research in its component disciplines, facilitate humanities research nationally, act as a centre for the humanities worldwide, and support, supervise and train postgraduates.

IES Director to Speak at Symposium - 'Literature, Writing and the Creative Economy: New Directions?'

Monday 23 January 2017
This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, writers and practitioners to explore the changing role of literature, writing and writers in the dynamic context of the creative industries and creative economy.  The event starts from the premise that while ‘Publishing’ has formal recognition as an important sub-sector of the UK creative industries, there remains significant variety in the ways in which the book and publishing industries are organised  - including how literature and other forms of writing are actually produced, distributed and consumed, in di

Senior Research Fellow Establishes Willison Foundation Charitable Trust

Thursday 19 January 2017
The Willison Foundation Charitable Trust (Reg. Charity No 1170782) was registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales on 15 Dec. 2016. It is being established through the generosity and focus of Mr Ian Willison CBE, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies. He will be actively involved in the work of the Board of Trustees.