Literary London Reading Group

Dickens’s ‘Night Walks’, 1860

We hope that you are enjoying the festive season! We are already looking forward to the New Year, and are delighted that Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL) will introduce our first … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ (1912)

Many thanks to those who came to last week’s excellent session on Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners and to Kate Houlden for introducing the text. Our next session will be … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sam Selvon’s ‘The Lonely Londoners (1956)’

We hope that the long vacation has been quite long enough to allow for everyone to enjoy astounding productivity and blissful repose in equal measure. We’ve organised a very exciting … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Kemp’s ‘London Triptych (2010)’

It might be the final session of the academic year but this certainly doesn’t mean we’re drawing to a respectful standstill. There’s been some changes to the original schedule but … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing, London, and the Bishops’ Ban of 1599

Last month Ana Vadillo gave an informative talk about Alice Meynell’s captivating book London Impressions. This month we are pleased to announce that the group will be delving into the … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alice Meynell’s ‘London Impressions’ (1898)

We’re very pleased to announce that Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck) will introduce a session on Alice Meynell’s wonderful collection London Impressions. This session will take place Tuesday, 18 March … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s Dark in London: Alan Moore, Psychogeography and the Graphic Novel

After last month’s captivating discussion of women’s lodging houses (thanks to our ‘Gimme Shelter’ panel) in which the significance of dustiness featured particularly prominently, the reading group moves on to … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment
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