T. S. Eliot International Summer School 2019

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Special Readers, 2019

Sean O'Brien, Newcastle University 

Award-winning British poet, critic and playwright Sean O'Brien will be opening this year's T.S. Eliot Summer School on 6 July. 

Sean O’Brien is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and broadcaster, whose accolades include the T. S Eliot Prize in 2007 for The Drowned Book and the Forward Poetry Prize (three times), the E. M. Forster Award, and the Roehampton Poetry Prize. Brought up in Hull and educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge, O’Brien has published nine collections of poetry and anthologies, as well as a volume of criticism, The Deregulated Muse: Essays on Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (1998). His first collection of short stories, The Silence Room, was published in 2008, followed by his first novel, Afterlife, in 2009. As prolific in voice as in print, O’Brien has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, where he has presented on his favourite poems and prose. Having worked in education since 1981, O’Brien has held fellowships at Dundee, Leeds, Durham and Newcastle, as well as internationally in Denmark and Japan. Appointed Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University in 2003, he is now Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, Vice President of the Poetry Society, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Dr Hannah Sullivan, University of Oxford

 

T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet Hannah Sullivan will be joining us to give a private reading and book signing.

Hannah Sullivan is an award-winning poet and academic, whose debut poetry collection, Three Poems (2018), won the 2018 T. S. Eliot Prize, as well as the inaugural John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard University, Sullivan taught at Stanford before coming to New College, Oxford University, where she is an Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow specializing in literary modernism. Her first monograph, The Work of Revision (2013), was awarded the 2014 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize from the British Academy and the 2015 University English Book Prize. Sullivan was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2013 in support of her second book, which deals with the tensions and background of free verse.

 

 

Lecturers, 2019

Jewel Spears Brooker, Eckerd College

Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor Emerita of Literature at Eckerd College in Florida, has recently held visiting appointments at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Oxford (Merton College). She has written or edited ten books, the latest of which is T. S. Eliot’s Dialectical Imagination (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018). She is the co-editor of two volumes of Eliot’s Complete Prose (2014, 2019). Professor Brooker has served on the National Humanities Council and as President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Assn. and the T. S. Eliot Society (USA) and has given over 100 public lectures, including keynote addresses in London, Paris, Florence, Seoul, Kyoto, and Jerusalem. She has received numerous awards, including the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award, and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Foundation, and other organizations. 

David E. Chinitz, Loyola University Chicago

David E. Chinitz, professor and chair of the English Department at Loyola University Chicago, is the author of T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide (Chicago, 2003) and of Which Sin To Bear? Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes (Oxford, 2013). He edited the Blackwell Companion to T. S. Eliot and co-edited, with Gail McDonald, the Blackwell Companion to Modernist Poetry. Most recently he co-edited, with Ronald Schuchard, The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, Volume 6: The War Years, 1940-1946. He served as president of the Modernist Studies Association in 2013-14 and as president of the International T. S. Eliot Society from 2010 to 2012; he remains with the Society as its treasurer and webmaster. He also co-directs Modernist Networks, the federation and aggregation site for digital projects in modernist studies.

Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews

Robert Crawford’s eighth full-length collection of poems is The Scottish Ambassador (Cape, 2018), and his most recent biography is Young Eliot (Vintage, 2016). His other books include The Savage and the City in the Work of T. S. Eliot (Oxford UP, 1987), Scotland’s Books (Penguin and OUP, 2007) and The Bard: Robert Burns, A Biography (Cape and Princeton UP, 2009). Co-editor of The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse, he has worked on several collaborative projects with the Edinburgh-based photographer Norman McBeath, including Chinese Makars (Easel Press, 2016). He has also collaborated with the Hamburg-based artist Caroline Saltzwedel in Fire (Hirundo Press) in 2017. His awards include the Saltire Society’s Scottish Book of the Year Award. He is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews.

Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina

Anthony Cuda is Associate Head and Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where he teaches courses on modernism and twentieth-century poetry. He is the author of The Passions of Modernism: Eliot, Yeats, Woolf, and Mann (2010) and co-editor of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition, Vol. II: The Perfect Critic, 1919-1926 (2014), which won the Modernist Studies Association 2015 Book Prize for an Anthology, Edition, or Collection of Essays. He has lectured and led seminars 3 times at previous Summer Schools--including the first, in 2009--and he has been Secretary of the International T. S. Eliot Society since Fall 2011. Cuda became Director of the Summer School in August 2018.

Julia Daniel, Baylor University 

Julia Daniel is an assistant professor of literature at Baylor University. Her research interests include modernist poetry and drama, ecocriticism, urban studies, and material culture. Her recent book, Building Natures: Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning (UVA Press), establishes the influence of the American parks movement on modernist literature to show how poets engaged with the entwined civic, architectural, and organic character of city and national parks. She is co-editing a collection on public greens in trans-Atlantic modern literature, as well as guest editing a forthcoming special essay cluster on "Eliot and the Biological" for the T. S. Eliot Annual. Her work has appeared in Critical Quarterly, Modern Drama, the Blackwell Companion to Modernist Poetry, and the Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land.

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

Nancy Fulford is the Archivist for the T. S. Eliot Estate and has been managing the Eliot’s archives and private library since 2014. Before working with T. S. Eliot, she spent nine years working in the University of Reading’s Special Collections and Museum of English Rural Life where she was Random House Project Archivist, working with publishers archives including those of the Hogarth Press and Chatto & Windus. She has also worked on projects to catalogue the Leo Cooper publishing archive, rural photography collections and the archives of the Landscape Institute. Nancy is a Registered archivist and Chair of the Archives & Records Association South East Regional Committee.

Robert Von Hallberg, Claremont McKenna College

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

Elizabeth Micakovic obtained her PhD in Twentieth Century Literature from the University of Exeter in 2015. Funded by the AHRC, her research focuses on Eliot's emergence as one of the most pre-eminent post-Liberal public intellectuals in the inter-war and post-war period. With a particular emphasis on Eliot as a much-sought after public speaker, broadcaster, and reciter of verse, her research evaluates the cultivation of Eliot's speaking voice amidst emerging concerns around copyright and intellectual property.

Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania

Jean-Michel Rabaté is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.  One of the founders and curators of Slought Foundation in Philadelphia (slought.org), he is a managing editor of the Journal of Modern Literature. Since 2008, he has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rabaté has authored or edited 40 books on modernism, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, philosophy, and writers like Beckett,  Pound and Joyce. Recent books include Lacan Literario (2007), 1913: The cradle of modernism  (2007, Chinese translation 2013), The Ethic of the Lie (2008), Etant donnés: 1) l’art, 2) le crime  (2010). The Ghosts of Modernity has been republished in 2010. In 2013, he has edited A Handbook of Modernism Studies and a new French translation of Joyce's Exiles. Recent titles include Crimes of the Future (2014), The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysis, The Pathos of Distance (2016), Think, Pig! Beckett at the limit of the human (2016), Les Guerres de Derrida (2016), Rust (2018), Kafka L.O.L. (2018) and the collection After Derrida (2018).  

Joanna Rzepa, University of Essex 

Joanna Rzepa is Lecturer in Literature at the University of Essex. Before joining Essex, she held the post of Thomas Brown Assistant Professor in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Trinity College Dublin, and taught at the University of Warwick and University College London. In 2016-2017 she held the Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub, Arts & Humanities Research Institute, and in 2015-2016 she was an early career fellow at the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study. Her research and teaching interests include modernism, comparative literature, book history, and literary translation. She is completing her first monograph, Modernist Poetry and Theology: Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot and Czesław Miłosz, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Jayme Stayer, S. J., Loyola University Chicago

Jayme Stayer holds a double degree in music and literature from the University of Notre Dame, an MA and a PhD in English literature from the University of Toledo, and an MDiv from Boston College. He has held faculty posts at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador, and John Carroll University. Currently, he is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. In addition to articles on rhetoric, music, and modernism, Stayer is the co-editor, with Ronald Schuchard and Iman Javadi, of Volume 5 (1934-1939) of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot (Johns Hopkins, 2017). His other books include Think About It: Critical Skills for Academic Writing (2014), co-authored with John Mauk and Karen Mauk; T. S. Eliot, France, and the Mind of Europe (editor, 2015); and, in manuscript, Becoming T. S. Eliot: The Rhetoric of Voice and Audience in “Inventions of the March Hare.” He currently serves as the President of the International T. S. Eliot Society. A professional singer, he has performed with the choruses of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He joined the Jesuits (The Society of Jesus) in 2003 and was ordained a priest in 2013.

 

 Speakers from previous years, 2009-2018

2018

Opening address: Colm Tóibίn, Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and critic

Poetry reading: Dame Carol Ann Duffy, HonFBA, Poet  Laureate of the UK and Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University

Lecturers and Seminar Leaders

John Xiros Cooper, Professor of English Emeritus at the University of British Columbia

Anthony Cuda, Associate Professor and Associate Head of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Frances Dickey, Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri and President of the International T. S. Eliot Society

Mark Ford, Professor of English at University College London

Lyndall Gordon, Biographer of Eliot and Senior Research Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford

John Haffenden, FBA, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, Research Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Sheffield

Dame Hermione Lee, FBA, Biographer, President Emerita of Wolfson College, Oxford, Founder and Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing

William Marx, Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Doctoral School in Letters, University of Paris Nanterre

Seamus Perry, Professor of English Literature and Chair of the English Faculty, Oxford University

Jahan Ramazani, University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia

Ronald Schuchard, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, Goodrich C. White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University

Hannah Sullivan, Tutorial fellow and university lecturer in English at New College, Oxford

2017

Opened by: Alan Jenkins
Poetry reading by: Simon Armitage

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists
Simon Armitage, poet, playwright, novelist, Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield
Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor Emerita of Literature at Eckerd College in Florida
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews
Aviva Dautch, a former student in the Summer School and Poet in Residence at the Jewish Museum, London
Oline Eaton, former student in the Summer School and doctoral researcher at the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London
Sarah Kennedy, Fellow in English, Downing College, Cambridge
Kinereth Meyer, Associate Professor, Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar-Ilan University
Marjorie Perloff, Professor Emerita of English at Stanford University and Florence R. Scott Professor of English Emerita at the University of Southern California
Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University
Stephen Romer, poet, translator, and literary critic, lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tours, France
Joanna Rzepa, Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin
Ronald Schuchard, Founder-Director of the Summer School and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, is Goodrich C. White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University
Robert Von Hallberg, Helen A. Regenstein Professor of English Language and Literature, Germanic Studies, Claremont McKenna College

2016

Opened by: Stefan Collini
Poetry reading by: Sarah Howe

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists 
Jewel Spears Brooker is Professor Emerita of Literature at Eckerd College in Florida
Stefan Collini is Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History and English Literature at Cambridge University
Aviva Dautch, a former student in the Summer School, teaches English literature and creative writing at the British Library and is Poet in Residence at the Jewish Museum, London
Oline Eaton, former student in the Summer School and doctoral researcher at the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London
Nancy Fulford, Project Archivist for the T S Eliot Collection
Lyndall Gordon, Senior Research Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford
Jason Harding, Reader in English Studies at Durham University
Sarah Howe, British poet, editor and Leverhulme Fellow at University College London
William Marx, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Steven Matthews, Professor of Modernism at Reading University
Gail McDonald, Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London and Director of the T. S. Eliot international Summer School
Seamus Perry, Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford
Gilles Philippe, Professor of French Linguistics at the University of Lausanne
Megan Quigley, Assistant Professor of English at Villanova University
Jayme Stayer, Associate Professor of Literature at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio

2015

Opened by: Craig Raine
Poetry reading by: Sinéad Morrissey

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists
Massimo Bacigalupo is Professor of American Literature at the University of Genoa, Italy  
Michael Coyle, Professor of English at Colgate University
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews
Nancy K. Gish, Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine
Lyndall Gordon, Senior Research Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford
Jason Harding, Reader in English Studies at Durham University
Nancy D. Hargrove, William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emerita of English at Mississippi State University
Michael Levenson, William B. Christian Professor of English at the University of Virginia
Gail McDonald, Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London and Director of the T. S. Eliot international Summer School
Sinéad Morrissey, poet and lecturer in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University in Belfast
Sir Christopher Ricks, a former Oxford Professor of Poetry, is William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities
John Paul Riquelme, Professor of English at Boston University
Joanna Rzepa, a former student in the Eliot Summer School, is an Early Career Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick
Ronald Schuchard, Founder-Director of the Summer School and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, is Goodrich C. White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University
Vincent Sherry, Howard Nemerov Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis
Wim Van Mierlo, Lecturer in Publishing at Loughborough University

2014

Opened by: Mark Ford
Poetry readings by: Linda Gregerson, Peter Cochran and Jenny Sargent

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists 
Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor Emerita, Eckerd College
David Chinitz, Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago
Anthony Cuda, Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina
Frances Dickey, Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri
Mark Ford, Professor of English at University College London
Lyndall Gordon, Senior Research Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford
Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan
Gail McDonald, is Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London
Gabrielle McIntire, is Associate Professor at Queen’s University, Canada
Jahan Ramazani, is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia
Tony Sharpe, author of T.S. Eliot: A Literary Life
Vincent Sherry, Howard Nemerov Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis
Hannah Sullivan, tutorial fellow and university lecturer in English at New College, Oxford
Wim Van Mierlo, Acting Director of the Institute of English Studies, University of London

2013

Opened by: Ronald Schuchard
Poetry readings by: Christopher Reid, Daljit Nagra and Robert Crawford

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists
Nuzhat Bukhari, Faculty of English, Cambridge
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St. Andrews University
Lyndall Gordon, literary biographer and Senior Research Fellow of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford
Nancy D. Hargrove, William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emerita at Mississippi State University
Guy Hargrove, tenor and Professor of Music Emeritus at Mississippi State University
Hugh Haughton, Professor of English at York University
Gail McDonald, Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London
William Marx, Professor of Comparative Literature at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Daljit Nagra, poet and English teacher
Megan Quigley, Assistant Professor of English at Villanova University
Christopher Reid, poet, essayist, and former poetry editor of Faber and Faber
Sir Christopher Ricks, former Oxford Professor of Poetry, is William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities
Jayme Stayer, John Carroll University
Ronald Schuchard, Founder-Director of the Summer School and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, is Goodrich C. White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University
Marianne Thormählen, Professor of English and Dean of Research in the Humanities and Theology at Lund University, Sweden
Wim Van Mierlo, Executive Director of the Summer School and Lecturer in Textual Scholarship and English Literature at the Institute of English Studies, University of London

2012

Opened by: Paul Muldoon
Poetry readings by: Paul Muldoon, Bernard O’Donoghue and Sean O’Brien

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists
Anthony Cuda, Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Frances Dickey, Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri
Manju Jain, Professor of English, Emerita, University of Delhi
Jim McCue, co-editor with Christopher Ricks of the Complete Poems of T. S. Eliot
John Morgenstern, Oxford University
Paul Muldoon, poet, critic, playwright, Howard G. B. Clark ‘21 Professor and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
Sean O’Brien, poet, critic, novelist, playwright, Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University
Stephen Regan, Professor of English at Durham University and Visiting Scholar at Harvard
Jahan Ramazani, Edgar F. Shannon Professor and Chair of English, University of Virginia
John Paul Riquelme, Professor of English at Boston University
Ronald Schuchard, Director of the Summer School and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies
Hannah Sullivan, Tutor and Lecturer in English at New College, Oxford
Wim Van Mierlo, Executive Director of the Summer School and Lecturer in Textual Scholarship and English Literature at the Institute of English Studies 

2011

Opened by: Simon Armitage
Poetry readings by: Simon Armitage and Robert Crawford

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists
Daniel Albright, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University
Simon Armitage, CBE, award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, critic, and translator, is the recently appointed Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield
Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor of English at Eckerd College
Michael Coyle, Professor of English at Colgate University
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St. Andrews University
Lyndall Gordon, literary biographer and Senior Research Fellow of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford
Jason Harding, Reader at the University of Durham
John Kelly, Professor and Emeritus Research Fellow in English at St. John’s College, Oxford
William Marx, Professor of Comparative Literature at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Timothy Materer, Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Craig Raine, former Poetry Editor of Faber and Faber and Fellow of New College, Oxford
Sir Christopher Ricks, FBA, Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University
Ronald Schuchard, Director of the Summer School and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies
Anne Stillman, Clare College, Cambridge, where she is Tutor, Lecturer, and Director of Studies in English
Wim Van Mierlo, Executive Director of the Summer School, teaches Textual Scholarship and English Studies at the University of London 

2010

Opened by: Sir Tom Stoppard
Poetry readings by: Dame Eileen Atkins, Ian McDiarmid and Mark Strong

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists
Massimo Bacigalupo, Professor of American Literature at the University of Genoa, Italy
Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor of English at Eckerd College
Ron Bush, the Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature at St. John’s College, Oxford
David Chinitz is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago
Mark Ford, poet, editor, literary critic and Professor of English at University College London
John Haffenden, Research Professor at the University of Sheffield, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies and Principal Investigator of the T. S. Eliot Research Project
Nancy Duvall Hargrove, William L.Giles Distinguished Professor Emerita at Mississippi State University
Guy Hargrove, Mississippi State University
Josephine Hart, Irish novelist and theatre producer
Iman Javadi, Research fellow of the Institute of English Studies
Hermione Lee, former Goldsmiths’ Professor of English Literature at Oxford, now President of WolfsonCollege, Oxford
Matthew McAdam, Humanities Editor of The Johns Hopkins University Press
Jim McCue, Research Fellow in the Institute of English Studies
Gail McDonald, Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton
Marjorie Perloff, Professor Emerita at Stanford University and Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Southern California
Robin Robertson, Scots poet and publisher
Stephen Romer, poet, translator, and literary critic, lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tours, France
Ronald Schuchard, Director of the Summer School and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, is Goodrich C. White Professor of English at Emory University
Wim Van Mierlo, Executive Director of the Summer School, teaches Textual Scholarship and English Studies at the University of London

2009

Opening lecture: Seamus Heaney 
Poetry readings by: Seamus Heaney, Jeremy Irons and Dominic West 

Tutors, lecturers, readers and panelists
Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor of English at Eckerd College
Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St. Andrews University
Denis Donoghue, Henry James Professor in English and American Letters at New York University
Mark Ford, poet, editor and literary critic, and Professor of English at University College London
Jennifer Formichelli, Boston University
Lyndall Gordon, literary biographer and Senior Research Fellow of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford
Jason Harding, reader at the University of Durham
Barbara Hardy, FRSL, FBA, Professor Emerita of Birkbeck College, University of London, Honorary Professor of the University of Wales, Swansea and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London 
Josephine Hart, Irish novelist and theatre producer
Seamus Heaney, FRSL, FBA, is former Oxford Professor of Poetry and Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University
Gail McDonald, Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton
A. David Moody, Professor of English at the University of York
Paul Muldoon, FRSL, director of the creative writing programme at Princeton University
Sir Christopher Ricks, FBA, Professor of the Humanities at Boston University 
Ronald Schuchard, Director of the Summer School, is Goodrich C. White Professor of English at Emory University
Wim Van Mierlo, Executive Director of the Summer School, teaches Textual Scholarship and English Studies at the University of London