T.S. Eliot International Summer School, 9 â€“ 16 July 2011 (institute of English Studies, University of London)
For the third year, the T.S. Eliot International Summer School will take place in Bloomsbury, in the heart of literary London, during the second week of July.
The Summer School is open to students, young poets and creative writers, artists, teachers, poetry lovers or anyone else with an interest in Eliot. The School is an excellent opportunity to meet other Eliot-lovers coming from all over the world, who will come together in a week-long celebration to discuss the life and work of â€œthe Pope of Russell Squareâ€ with some of the best and most distinguished scholars of Eliot and Modern Literature.
The programme of the School, which will be officially opened by Simon Armitage, consists of lectures, seminars, poetry readings and performances, walking tours and excursions to Little Gidding, Burnt Norton and East Coker, as well as plenty of after-hours debate in the near-by The Lamb pub.
This yearâ€™s lecturers include Jewel Spears Brooker (Eckerd College), Michael Coyle (Colgate University), Robert Crawford (University of St. Andrews), Lyndall Gordon (Oxford), Jason Harding (University of Durham), John Kelly (St Johnâ€™s College, Oxford), William Marx (UniversitÃ© Paris Ouest - Nanterre La DÃ©fense), Timothy Materer (University of Missouri), William Marx (UniversitÃ© Paris Ouest â€“Nanterre La DÃ©fense), Sir Christopher Ricks (Boston University), Ronald Schuchard (Emory University), Anne Stillman (Cambridge), and Wim Van Mierlo (Institute of English Studies). The Summer School will be rounded off with a reading by Craig Raine.
Bursaries are available for deserving students.
For more information, please visit http://ies.sas.ac.uk/Events/TSE/.
Director: Ronald Schuchard (Emory University)
Executive Director: Wim Van Mierlo (University of London)