Lecturers, 2022

Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Anthony Cuda

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 was awarded the Modernist Studies Association 2015 Book Prize for an Anthology, Edition, or Collection of Essays. He has been Secretary of the International T. S. Eliot Society since Fall 2011. He lectured and led seminars 3 times at the Summer School—including the first, in 2009—before becoming Director in August 2018.

Gabriel Josipovici, Sussex University

Gabriel Josipovici

Gabriel Josipovici is the author of some twenty novels, ten books of criticism, and numerous stage and radio plays, including The Lessons of Modernism (1977) and Whatever Happened to Modernism? (2010). He is also a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement. In addition, he is Professor Emeritus at Sussex University.

Frances Dickey, University of Missouri

Frances Dickey

Frances Dickey teaches and writes about modernist poetry at the University of Missouri. She is author of The Modernist Portrait Poem from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound and co-editor of The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot, vol. 3, and The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts. She is a past president of the International T. S. Eliot Society, and an article from her current project on Eliot and sensation is forthcoming in Modernism/modernity: “T. S. Eliot and the Color Line of St. Louis.” She has also written on Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and other American poets. 

Leonard Diepeveen, Dalhousie University

Leonard Diepeveen

Leonard Diepeveen is the George Munro Professor of Literature and Rhetoric at Dalhousie University. He is the author of Modernist Fraud: Hoax, Parody, Deception (Oxford, 2019), The Difficulties of Modernism (Routledge, 2003) and Mock Modernism: An Anthology of Parodies, Travesties, Frauds, 1910-1935 (Toronto 2014). As well, he is co-author, with Timothy van Laar, of Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value (Oxford, 2013). His edition of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons was published by Broadview Press in 2018. 

Mark Ford, University College London

Mark Ford

Mark Ford was born in 1962 in Nairobi, Kenya, and holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. He has published four collections of poetry, Landlocked (1991), Soft Sift (2001), Six Children (2011) and Selected Poems (2014), and Enter, Fleeing (2018). He has also published a biography of the French writer Raymond Roussel, and a parallel text edition of Roussel’s final poem, Nouvelles Impressions d’Afrique (New Impressions of Africa). He has also translated a number of Roussel's stories in a collection titled The Alley of Fireflies (2019). He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books, and a selection of his reviews and essays have been published in three volumes, A Driftwood Altar (2005), Mr and Mrs Stevens and Other Essays (2011) and This Dialogue of One, which was awarded the 2015 Pegasus Prize for Criticism. His anthology London: A History in Verse was published by Harvard University Press in 2012, and his monograph Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner in 2016. 

Lyndall Gordon, St Hilda's College

Lyndall Gordon

Lyndall Gordon is an award-winning author of seven biographies, including The Imperfect Life of T S Eliot  and, most recently, Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World. She has also written two memoirs, Shared Lives and Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter, and is now writing Eliot Among the Women, partly based on letters embargoed for over sixty years. Gordon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Oxford where she is a Fellow of St Hilda's College.

Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis was born in 1971. Ground Water (Bloodaxe, 2004) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. He is co-editor of Strong Words (Bloodaxe, 2000), 101 Poems Against War (Faber, 2003) and editor of Selected Poems of Edward Thomas (Faber, 2011). Now All Roads Lead to France: the Last Years of Edward Thomas (Faber, 2011; Norton, 2012) won the Costa Biography Award and was Sunday Times Biography of the Year. In 2016 he published limited letterpress and handmade pamphlets, Stones (Incline Press, 2016) and East (Clutag Press, 2016).  

Sarah Kennedy, Downing College, University of Cambridge

Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy is a Fellow of Downing College, University of Cambridge. She is the author of T. S. Eliot and the Dynamic Imagination (2018) and contributed to The New Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot (2016). Originally from Australia, she holds law and arts honours degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. from Cambridge. She has given lectures and talks in the UK, Australia, Italy, and the United States, where she was a Visiting Fellow at Pomona College, California in 2017. Her second book is a study of landscape and lyrical selfhood in the work of Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop and Judith Wright, tentatively titled The Self Made Strange. Kennedy is the 2019 recipient of the John N. Serio Award for the best article published in The Wallace Stevens Journal, conferred at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association.

Seamus Perry, Balliol College, University of Oxford

Seamus Perry

Seamus Perry is Fellow of Balliol College and Lecturer in English, University of Oxford. His interests include English Romantic poetry and thought, especially Coleridge and Wordsworth, and post-romantic English poetry, especially Eliot, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Auden, Larkin, and their circles.

Patrick Query, United States Military Academy in West Point

Patrick Query

Patrick Query holds a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include working-class literature, anarchism, Irish drama, and the potential intersections between T.S. Eliot’s work and radical politics. His books include Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing (2012) and a scholarly edition of Evelyn Waugh’s A Tourist in Africa, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He has published articles in Modern DramaCritique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and Text and Presentation; chapters in the Blackwell Companion to T.S. Eliot, American Literary Scholarship, and collections on Richard Berengarten, Eliot, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh; and reviews in The Space Between, The Irish Literary Supplement, and Postmodern Culture. He was formerly secretary of the Evelyn Waugh Society and co-editor of Evelyn Waugh Studies, and he is a newly appointed board member of the International T.S. Eliot Society. He is a Professor of English at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. 

Megan Quigley, Villanova University

Megan Quigley

Megan Quigley is an Associate Professor of English at Villanova University, where she is also on the Irish Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies faculty. Her book, Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language(Cambridge University Press, 2015) explores the intertwined history of 20th-century British fiction and philosophy. Her work has appeared in The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism, the James Joyce Quarterly, The Journal of the T.S. Eliot Society, Modernism / modernity, Philosophy and Literature, and forthcoming in Poetics Today. Last year she spearheaded a group of essays on “Reading The Waste Land with the #MeToo Generation” for Modernism/ modernity. For 2019-20, she is a Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, working on a project on Eliot and fiction.

Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia

Jahan Ramazani

Jahan Ramazani is University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His books include A Transnational Poetics, winner of a best book prize of the American Comparative Literature Association, and Poetry of Mourning, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is editor, coeditor, and associate of volumes including The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry, The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, the William Riley Parker Prize of the MLA, the Thomas Jefferson Award (UVA’s highest honor), and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Hannah Sullivan, New College, University of Oxford

Hannah Sullivan

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.

Beci Carver, University of Exeter

Beci Carver

Beci Carver is a Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature at the University of Exeter. Her monograph, Granular Modernism, was published by OUP in 2014 and she is currently finishing a second book, entitled Modernism's Whims. Her work on modernism and its precursors, influences, exemplary cases, and antagonists, as well as on subjects that have nothing to do with modernism, has appeared in Textual Practice, Modernism/Modernity, Essays in Criticism, Critical Quarterly, ASAP, Gramma and CoSMO, and she is a frequent contributor to the TLS. She is the editor of Evelyn Waugh's Pre-War Short Fiction, which is forthcoming from OUP. 

 

Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale, a poet, playwright, and translator, comes from Sussex, England. Her most recent poetry collection, Deformations (2020), was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her previous collections include Joy (2017), which won the 2017 Poetry Book Society Winter Choice Award, the Cholmondeley Award, and the Forward Poetry Prize; Red House (2011); The Estate (2007); and Notebook (2003). Dugdale has translated Russian poetry and drama, including Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and contemporary Russian women poets. From 2

012 to 2017, she served as editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, and she is co-director of the Winchester Poetry Festival. Her translation of Maria Stepanova's In Memory of Memory was shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize. 

Speakers from 2009-2019

2019

Opening lecture: 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. 

Poetry Reading: 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.

Lecturers:

  • Jewel Spears Brooker, Professor Emerita of Literature, Eckerd College: Mixing Memory and Desire: The Thrush as Symbol in Eliot's Poetry.
  • David Chinitz, Professor of English and Department Chair, Loyola University Chicago: "In Possession of Facts"
  • Robert Crawford, Professor of Modern Scottish Literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews: "The Passage Which We Did Not Take" 
  • Anthony Cuda, Director of the Summer School; Associate Professor and Associate Head, University of North Carolina, Greensboro: Belatedly, T.S. Eliot 
  • Julia Daniel, Assistant Professor of English, Baylor University: Eliot's Dwellings 
  • Nancy Fulford, Archivist for the T. S. Eliot Estate: The T.S. Eliot Collection: Work in Progress 
  • Robert Von Hallberg, Helen A. Regenstein Professor of English Language and Literature, Germanic Studies, Claremont McKenna College: "The Authority of Moments and Locations" Little Gidding
  • Elizabeth Micakovic, Deputy Director of the Summer School: T.S. Eliot and the Fall and Rise of the Public Intellectual in the Inter-War Period 
  • Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania: Tiresias' Divan: Lacan reads The Waste Land.
  • Jayme Stayer, S. J., Associate Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago: Prufrock, Abandoned 
  • Joanna Rzepa, Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex: Literary and Theological Modernisms: T.S. Eliot and the Modernist Heresy

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