2023 lecturers and speakers

Ruth Padel, Kings College London

Inaugural speaker

Ruth began as a classicist with an Oxford D.Phil. on the idea of the mind and self in Greek tragedy and medicine, published as In and Out of the Mind, and Whom Gods Destroy (Princeton University Press 1992 and 1995).

She taught Greek at Oxford and Birkbeck, but in 1984 gave up tenure to pursue a career as freelance writer. She published her first full collection of poetry in 1990, became Fellow of Royal Society of Literature in 1998 and worked freelance until 2013, when she joined King’s.

She has published ten poetry collections, a novel and eight books of non-fiction including much–loved books on how to read poetry, a travel-memoir on tiger conservation, and a study of the influence of Greek myth on rock music.

Awards include a British Council Darwin Now Award, a Society of Authors Travel Bursary and Cholmondley Award and First Prize in the National Poetry Competition.

Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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.

Charles Altieri, UC Berkeley

I have been primarily interested in the varieties of Twentieth Century American poetry, especially in relation to philosophy and to the visual arts. I also recently wrote a book on the affects and that shapes my thinking on most topics. But I am in transition. I have been teaching Shakespeare and Hegel and will teach the epic because I want a grand stage on which to figure out what I can say about affect in literature. I am also working on book introducing ways of thinking about modern American poetry.

David Chinitz, Loyola University Chicago

My research focuses on modernist poetry, often at its junction with other cultural forms, such as jazz, journalism, and drama. My first book, T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide (2003), argued that Eliot’s relation to popular culture was richer and more complicated than critics had always assumed—and that the same applied more broadly to modernism, which was then still viewed, wrongly, as a defensive monolith hostile to all things popular. My second book, Which Sin to Bear? Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes (2013), explored the challenges Hughes faced in shaping his persona and life’s work as an African American poet at the intersection of high art, popular culture, politics, and race. A Companion to T. S. Eliot (2009) and A Companion to Modernist Poetry (2014) are comprehensive essay collections that I both edited and contributed to. My most recent book, a 900-page annotated edition of Eliot’s WWII-era prose, was published digitally in 2017 by Johns Hopkins.

The same set of interests animates my classes. At the graduate level, I most often teach a modernist poetry seminar and a course on the literature and culture of the Jazz Age, in which we read popular novels, music, and films like The Jazz Singer and the Marx Brothers’ Animal Crackers alongside more canonical literature of the 1920s. The dissertations I’ve directed have covered such topics as modernist poetry and the “new sciences”; the anthologies that popularized modern verse; the poetic response to urban planning and its reconfiguration of “nature”; and the work of modernist women poets in the sonnet form.

With my colleague Pamela Caughie, I’m a founding co-director of Modernist Networks (ModNets), a consortium of digital projects in modernist literature and culture that offers peer review and aggregation services. My involvement in digital humanities revives older interests I had seemed to leave behind years ago when I put aside a higher degree in applied mathematics and career opportunities in computer programming to attend graduate school in English.

Service activities have given me some of my most satisfying professional experiences. I’ve served as president (2013–14) and interdisciplinary chair (2006–09) of the Modernist Studies Association, and as president (2010–12) of the International T. S. Eliot Society, of which I am currently treasurer and webmaster. At Loyola, I’ve been English department chair since 2018; in the past I was president of our AAUP chapter (2014–17) and of Phi Beta Kappa (2017–19), as well as director of the graduate program in English (2000–05).

Ria Banerjee, CUNY Guttman and the Graduate Center

Ria Banerjee is an Associate Professor of English at Guttman Community College where she teaches writing, media studies, and literature courses on twentieth century global Anglophone culture. Her scholarly interests are in British and European modernism and post-World War II film, and at the Graduate Center, she has taught courses in film aesthetics, film history after sound, and genre and global violence. As a literary modernist, she has written on T. S. Eliot’s plays, Virginia Woolf’s early fiction, and D. H. Lawrence’s short stories. In film studies, she has written on film noir and intersections of film history with literary modernism. She is currently at work on a project about pedagogy in film studies. In her free time, she plays with her cat and thinks about climate change. www.riabanerjee.com

Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

I have been teaching English at Sussex since 1999, having completed my doctorate at Sussex in 1997. As well as teaching for Sussex, I have taught for NYU and Gothenburg, and have held visiting professorships at the Sorbonne (2019) and Lille (2020, 2021).

My research has focused on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in modernist and contemporary writing, and more recently on the longer history of the novel. I have written books on Samuel Beckett, on Don DeLillo, and several books on the novel, including 'Twenty-First Century Fiction' and 'The Value of the Novel'. My most recent book 'The Prosthetic Imagination: A History of the Novel as Artificial Life' (CUP 2020) won the fifty-second MLA James Russell Lowell prize. I have edited a range of work - including a collection on Beckett's politics, entitled 'Beckett/Aesthetics/Politics', a collection on poetry, entitled 'Thinking Poetry' (ed with Peter Nicholls), and '1001 Books you Must Read Before you Die'. I am also co-editor of Volume 7 of the 'Oxford History of the Novel' (with Bryan Cheyette), editor of the book series 'Cambridge Studies in Twenty-First-Century Literature and Culture', and editor of the UK journal 'Textual Practice'. I am currently preparing a volume of collected essays entitled 'The Possibility of Literature', and writing a book on the twentieth-century novel and contemporary crises in the west entitled 'Fictions of the West'.

My teaching has reflected these concerns, broadly covering literature and theory in the modern and contemporary period, and the history of the novel from the eighteenth century. I have supervised 30 PhD students to successful completion in a wide range of areas - in Modernism, in American Literature, in Creative and Critical Writing, in Contemporary Literature and Theory, and in Literature and Science. I also teach masters and undergraduate courses on modern and contemporary writing, and on utopian fiction and theory.

Julia Daniel, Baylor University

Julia Daniel's areas of interest include the role of cities and nature in modern American poetry, landscaping traditions in modernist literature, and American drama. She has published work on the role of urbanism in modernism, popular culture in T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, and metatheatre in Sweeney Agonistes. She shares her office with a tenacious orchid and an ever-expanding collection of postcards.

John Morgenstern, Clemson University

John Morgenstern (DPhil, Oxford) has published articles and book chapters on modernist literature and the arts. He is a coeditor of The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts (Edinburgh UP, 2016), coeditor of Modernism in Wonderland (Bloomsbury, 2023), and the founding editor of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual. He is the Historian of the International T. S. Eliot Society.

Rachel Murray, Northumbria University

I joined Northumbria as a Lecturer in September 2022. Prior to this, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. From 2018-2020, I was a Doctoral Prize Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University. I have taught at the Universities of Sheffield, Loughborough, and Bristol.

I completed my AHRC-funded PhD on insects in modernist literature at the University of Bristol in 2018. I have an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought from the University of Sussex, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.

My research specialises in modernist literature, animal studies, and the environment. My first book, The Modernist Exoskeleton: Insects, War, Literary Form (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) argued for the importance of insects to modernism’s formal innovations.  Focusing on the writing of Wyndham Lewis, D. H. Lawrence, H.D. and Samuel Beckett, it uncovered a shared fascination with the aesthetic possibilities of the insect body – its adaptive powers, distinct stages of growth and swarming formations. 

Anita Patterson, Boston University

Anita Patterson is Professor of English at Boston University. She is the author of From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Race, American Literature and Transnational Modernisms (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and has published articles on modernism, race, and interculturality in journals such as The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, American Literary History, African American Review, and Souffle de Perse. She is currently researching an American literary tradition of transpacific exchange extending from Emerson and T. S. Eliot up through the haiku-inspired poetry of Robert Hayden, Richard Wright, and Sonya Sanchez, and editing a multi-author volume tentatively titled Dialogues of the Heart: Daisaku Ikeda, Transnationalism, and American Literature.

Michelle Taylor, University of Oxford

Dr Michelle Alexis Taylor is the Joanna Randall-MacIver Junior Research Fellow in Anglophone Literature. As an undergraduate, she studied English at Yale, where she was awarded the Lloyd Mifflin Prize for an Outstanding Senior Thesis in English. She received her A.M. and Ph.D. in English from Harvard. Her first book project, In Rooms of Their Own, demonstrates how the amateurism of twentieth-century coterie formations, material cultures, and literary practices complemented and competed with the period’s push towards literary professionalism and institutionalization. In addition to her academic research, Dr Taylor enjoys writing for public-facing venues such as The Point Magazine and The New Yorker.

David Trotter, University of Cambridge

David Trotter is an emeritus professor at the University of Cambridge. His current research interests arise largely out of a book published in 2020: The Literature of Connection: Signal, Medium, Interface, 1850-1950. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, on topics ranging from the novels of Elizabeth Bowen, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Helen DeWitt through the careers of Sergei Eisenstein, Alfred Hitchcock, and Greta Garbo to the recent installation work of Jananne Al-Ani and the rescue of Asian Moon Bears. He is co-producer of and script consultant on the award-winning feature documentary Eric Ravilious:Drawn to War (2022).

Lyndall Gordon, University of Oxford

Lyndall Gordon left South Africa for New York where she was a student at Columbia at the time Women’s Liberation took off there in 1970. Afterwards she moved to Oxford through the Rhodes Trust. She is a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford and the Royal Society of Literature. Virago has published her seven biographies and two memoirs, including The Imperfect Life of TS Eliot and Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and her Family’s Feuds. In the U.S. she is published by Norton and Johns Hopkins Press; in China largely by Shanghai Literature & Art.

Speakers from 2009-2022

2022

Opening lecture: Gabriel Josipovici, Sussex University - Award-winning novelist, critic and playwright

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: 

  • Frances Dickey, University of Missouri: Early Poems and Criticism
  • Leonard Diepeveen, Dalhousie University: The Waste Landand its Contexts
  • Sarah Kennedy, Downing College, University of Cambridge: Eliot and the   Deed of Reading; Allusion, Anxiety, Metaphor, and Myth
  • Patrick Query, United States Military Academy in West Point: Later Poems and Criticism
  • Megan Quigley, Villanova University: Eliot’s Women
  • Jahan Ramazani, University of Virginia: Global Eliot
  • Hannah Sullivan, New College, University of Oxford: One-day creative writing workshop
  • Anthony Cuda, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Beci Carver, University of Exeter
  • Sasha Dugdale
  • Mark Ford, University College London
  • Lyndall Gordon, St Hilda's College
  • Matthew Hollis
  • Seamus Perry, Balliol College, University of Oxford

2019

Opening lecture: Sean O'Brien, Newcastle University - Award-winning British poet, critic and playwright Sean O'Brien 

Poetry Reading: Dr Hannah Sullivan, University of Oxford - T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet Hannah Sullivan 

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