‘Neighbours of Ours’: Cities, Communities, Networks

11-12 July 2019, University of Notre Dame, London 

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Annual Lecture:

Dame Marina Warner: ‘Words on the Move’

Drawing on contemporary fiction and poetry, retelling of old stories, myths and legends, Marina Warner will think about stories in relation to place and displacement, to building home after it has been lost. 

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Plenary Panel: 

‘The Baron Six’:

Anthony Cartwright, Sean Longden, Susie Thomas, Nadia Valman, Andrew Whitehead, Ken Worpole.

This year's conference will explore the neighbourliness or otherwise of our cities, both within and beyond the U.K. How are our communities resisting, surviving, adapting and developing in times of international turbulence and national division? How are places of safety, creativity, meeting and exchange established and maintained? How do representations in print, on stage and screen, as well as reading and digital communities, develop possibilities for neighborliness? We will consider how urban networks operate and how these can transform spaces and human experience. 

Literary London Society Membership

Joining the society confers a number of benefits, including the opportunity to present a paper at the annual conference, regular updates about relevant events and publications, and membership of the Literary London discussion forum. Joining also helps us to ensure that the Literary London Journal remains freely available into the future.

Please visit literarylondon.org/how-to-join-the-literary-london-society for more information. 



  • Standard £90
  • Concession (IES Alumni/Student/Unwaged/Retired) £70