Literary London Reading Group

Common out of Chaos: Utopia in Mohsin Hamid and Kae Tempest’s Contemporary Londons

This meeting will be taking place virtually over zoom on Tuesday, 11th May 2021 6:00pm – 7:15pm. To attend, please sign up via the IES website, or email literarylondonrg@gmail.com at least 24 hours … Continue reading

April 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Apocalyptic London: Contagion and Airpocalypse from Mary Shelley to H. G. Wells to Lockdown

We warmly invite you to join our next session of the Literary London Reading Group where Dr Eva-Charlotta Mebius will be leading discussion on the urban airscape of London in … Continue reading

February 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing London: Hanif Kureishi’s ‘The Buddha of Suburbia’

We invite you to join us for our upcoming LLRG session where Dr Ruvani Ranasinha (KCL) will be leading discussion on Hanif Kureishi’s 1990 novel The Buddha of Surburbia. The … Continue reading

January 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

From Cesspool to Supersewer: Placing London’s Subterranean Waste

We invite you to join us for our first LLRG of the new year where Dr Paul Dobraszczyk will be introducing reading material on London’s nineteenth-century sewerage systems. The meeting will … Continue reading

December 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Strings Attached: The Arts Council of Great Britain and Post-War British Fiction

We invite you to join us for our second LLRG meeting where Dr Christopher Webb will be introducing ‘Strings Attached: The Arts Council of Great Britain and Post-War Fiction for … Continue reading

October 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Connecting Past and Present: Claudia Jones and Race Politics in Brexit Britain

We cordially invite you to the first seminar of the 2020/2021 academic year on Tuesday 13th October 6:00 pm–7:00 pm. Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry will be introducing ‘Connecting Past and … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

‘Ghetto Poet’: John Rodker’s Pre-War London

We warmly invite you to the next LLRG meeting. Dr Evi Heinz will be introducing ‘Ghetto Poet’: John Rodker’s Pre-War London. The meeting will take place on 11 February, 6 … Continue reading

January 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Material, process, time: The fragment in Michael Landy’s Break Down

We are very happy to invite you to our next meeting of the Literary London Reading Group. Dr Lindsay Crisp will be introducing ‘Material, process, time: The fragment in Michael … Continue reading

January 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

[Race/Gender Matters] Soho Typescripts: The Craft and Commerce of Pornography in Post-war London

Helen Wickstead, ‘Soho Typescripts: The Craft and Commerce of Pornography in Post-war London’ Location and time: Ram Books, 66 Holloway Road N7 8JL; 6pm-7.30pm Tuesday 5th November For the first … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Medieval Foundations: St Erkenwald and the Hidden Histories of St Paul’s Cathedral

We are delighted to invite you to the first seminar of the academic year 2019/2020, which will take place on Tuesday 8 October, 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Dr Alastair Bennett will … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment