T. S. Eliot 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. 

T. S. Eliot and Annotation

Event type: Short Course
Address: Room G7, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Event date and time: 16 January 2024, 10:30AM - 5:00PM

Participants of this one-day session will attend to the practices of scholarly annotation in the context of Eliot’s poetry and criticism. The session will combine discussions of Eliot’s own thoughts about criticism and annotation with reflections on the practices and theories used by contemporary editors to annotate his work. Drawing on the new editions of his poems, prose, and letters (both in print and digital), we will pose questions about the purposes and uses of annotation, and about how contemporary scholarship aligns with and departs from modernist answers to these questions. 

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T. S. Eliot International Summer School | 6-14 July 2024

Details on how to book for 2024 will be available soon.

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.

The Summer School 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 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.

The School offers a small number of bursaries from our generous donors, designed to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend the School.

To apply for a bursary, please complete the form upon booking. Our 2024 deadline for bursary applications will be announced shortly.