IES Appoints Dr Cynthia Johnston to Lectureship

Tuesday 12 July 2016
The Institute of English Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Cynthia Johnston to an 0.5FTE Lectureship in the History of the Book with effect from 1 July 2016. The post will be for two years in the first instance. Dr Johnston will continue her duties as coordinator and course tutor for the MA in the History of the Book, a role in which she has excelled. She will also contribute through her research, postgraduate supervision and external engagements, which will enhance the Institute's distinctive provision in book history.

Cancelled: Lecture by Professor Barbier (28 June)

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Due to industrial action on the French railways, the lecture to be delivered by Professor Frédéric Barbier at Senate House, University of London this evening (28 June) has had to be cancelled. Our apologies all those involved, and to all those who had intended to attend the lecture.

Are the ‘gatekeepers’ becoming censors? SRF William St Clair writes on the LSE Impact blog...

Monday 16 May 2016
Senior Research Fellow William St Clair asks 'Are the ‘gatekeepers’ becoming censors?' in a post on the London School of Economics Impact blog. To read the post, click the link below: Note: The opinions on the blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the IES, SAS, or the University of London.

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: