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:

School of Advanced Study 'Open Day'

Wednesday 20 May 2015
You are warmly invited to visit the School on Wednesday 10 June, for a one-day mini festival of the humanities and student open day. This event (1–5pm) will showcase the School’s vast array of resources including information about postgraduate courses (including the IES's MA/MRes in the History of the Book), research training, libraries, archives and digital tools. For more details, and for tickets, please see:   

Senior Research Fellow Prof. Sir Brian Vickers to Deliver Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture

Thursday 30 April 2015
IES Senior Research Fellow Professor Sir Brian Vickers, general editor of the Collected Works of John Ford (OUP, 2011-), will deliver the 2015 Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Shakespeare's Globe) on Thursday 11 June 2015 at 7pm. Professor Sir Brian Vickers will lecture on 'John Ford and Feminine Virtue'. For further information, see the press release from Shakespeare's Globe.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (MoI Project)

Thursday 16 April 2015
Applications are invited for a research assistantship, as part of a four-year major research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which started in February 2014. The post is available from 1 July 2015 for a fixed term until 26 January 2018. The Project

'Reviewing the Activities of the IES' (Advisory Council report February 2015)

Wednesday 25 March 2015
Professor Philip Murphy, Acting Director of the Institute of English Studies, welcomed an informal and future-oriented review of the Institute’s activities from its Advisory Council. The document’s aim is to advise on future opportunities and to develop the range and reach of the Institute’s current portfolio. The review was initiated by the Institute’s Advisory Council and the report was received at its meeting on the 13 March 2015. Reviewing the Activities of the IES (PDF)