Previous summer schools
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 poets such as: Simon Armitage, Jewel Spears Brooker, Robert Crawford, Denis Donoghue, Mark Ford, Lyndall Gordon, John Haffenden, Barbara Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Alan Jenkins, Hermione Lee, Gail McDonald, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine, Robin Robertson and Sir Tom Stoppard.
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.
Small-group seminars are at the heart of the Summer School programme, allowing students to interact one-on-one with leading scholars in the field and to engage in closely focused discussions of Eliot’s work. Each student will choose one seminar to attend for the week; seminars will meet each afternoon, Monday through Friday.