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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 2020 list).

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 2020 T.S. Eliot International Summer School:

Frances Dickey, Early Poems and Criticism

Leonard DiepeveenThe Waste Land and its Contexts 

Patrick Query,  Later Poems and Criticism​

Jahan Ramazani, Global Eliot

John Morgenstern, Eliot and the Arts  

Sarah Kennedy, Eliot and the Deed of Reading: Allusion, Anxiety, Metaphor, and Myth

Hannah Sullivan, (optional seminar) One-Day Creative Writing Workshop  


Lecturers for the 2020 T. S. Eliot International Summer School:

Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Frances Dickey, University of Missouri

Leonard Diepeveen, Dalhousie University

Mark Ford, Professor, University College, London 

Lyndall Gordon, Fellow, St. Hilda’s College 

Nancy D. Hargrove, Mississippi State University

Sarah Kennedy, Downing College, University of Cambridge

Elizabeth Micakovic, Deputy Director of the Summer School

John Morgenstern, Clemson University 

Seamus Perry, Balliol College, University of Oxford

Patrick Query, United States Military Academy in West Point

Megan Quigley, Villanova University

Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia

Hannah Sullivan, New College, University of Oxford