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 ​The T.S. Eliot Summer School will take place from 4th-12th July 2020. Please click the link above to register your interest and recieve a notification when registration opens. 


The T.S. Eliot International Summer School welcomes to central London all with an interest in the life and work of this Bloomsbury-based poet, dramatist, and man of letters. It is hosted by the Institute of English Studies of the University of London, which facilitates study and research across the field of English Studies.

The Summer School brings together some of the most distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature. In recent years it has featured lecturers and poets such as: Simon Armitage, Jewel Spears Brooker, Robert Crawford, Denis Donoghue, Mark Ford, Lyndall Gordon, John Haffenden, Barbara Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Alan Jenkins, Hermione Lee, Gail McDonald, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, Robin Robertson and Sir Tom Stoppard. (View the 2019 list).

This year we are pleased to announce that we have award-winning British poet, critic and playwright Sean O'Brien opening the T.S. Eliot International Summer School. T.S. Eliot-Prize winning poet Dr Hannah Sullivan will also be joining us to give a private reading and book signing. 

The Institute has an established interest in Modernist literature, the subject of numerous of its conferences and research seminar series, which are open to all, as are its established series of literary readings. It hosts a portfolio of research programmes and provides postgraduate teaching and training in this research environment.

Seminar leaders for the 2019 T.S. Eliot International Summer School:

Jayme Stayer, Early Poems and Criticism​. 

David E. Chinitz, Middle Poems and Criticism: From The Waste Land to Ash-Wednesday

Robert Von Hallberg, Later Poems and Criticism​

Julia Daniel, Eliot's Ecologies: The Waste Land and Four Quartets​ 

Jean-Michel Rabaté, Eliot’s French Intertexts

Jewel Spears Brooker, Logic, Longing, and the Religious Imagination Eliot’s Poetry and Prose​  


Lecturers for the 2019 T. S. Eliot International Summer School:

Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor Emerita of Literature, Eckerd College

David E. Chinitz, Professor of English and Department Chair, Loyola University Chicago

Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews

Anthony Cuda, Director of the Summer School; Associate Professor and Associate Head, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Julia Daniel, Assistant Professor of English, Baylor University

Toby Faber, Former Managing Director, Faber & Faber

Nancy Fulford, Archivist for the T. S. Eliot Estate

Robert Von Hallberg, Helen A. Regenstein Professor of English Language and Literature, Germanic Studies, Claremont McKenna College

Elizabeth Micakovic, Deputy Director of the Summer School

Rachel Potter, Professor of Modern Literature, University of East Anglia

Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

Joanna Rzepa, Lecturer in Literature, University of Essex  

Jayme Stayer, S. J., Associate Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago