International Summer School

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School brings together students and renowned scholars from around the world for a nine-day, immersive exploration of the life and work of Nobel Prize winning poet, critic, and dramatist T. S. Eliot. Held annually in the heart of literary London, the programme features original lectures, small-group seminars, readings by eminent writers, and special outings to theatres, libraries, and literary landmarks, including day trips to Burnt Norton and Little Gidding.

Since its founding over a decade ago, the School has assembled the most distinguished scholars of T. S. Eliot and Modern Literature. In recent years it has featured lecturers and writers such as Simon Armitage, Jewel Spears Brooker, Robert Crawford, Denis Donoghue, Mark Ford, Lyndall Gordon, John Haffenden, Barbara Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Alan Jenkins, Gabriel Josipovici, Hermione Lee, Gail McDonald, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, Robin Robertson and Sir Tom Stoppard.

The Summer School is supported by the Eliot Estate and hosted by the Institute of English Studies of the University of London, which facilitates study and research across the field of English Studies. 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.

Summer School Registration for 2023

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