Literary London Reading Group

Changing Places: Contemporary SFF Writers Creating Alternative Londons

At the next meeting of the Literary London Reading Group, Dr Vic James will introduce Changing Places: Contemporary SFF Writers Creating Alternative Londons. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 24 April … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Morris Winchevsky: Poet of the Jewish Workers

We are happy to announce that for the next meeting of the Literary London Reading Group, Dr Vivi Lachs will introduce: “Morris Winchevsky: Poet of the Jewish Workers“. It is scheduled for March … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

“I am a Kind”: W. G. Sebald’s London, and Iain Sinclair’s Responses

For the first Literary London Reading Group session of 2018, Dr David Anderson (UCL) will introduce “I am a Kind”: W. G. Sebald’s London, and Iain Sinclair’s Responses. The session … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

West Indians in London: Sam Sevlon’s The Lonely Londoners

Please note: this seminar takes place at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, on Thursday, 19 October 2017. First published in 1956, Sam Sevlon’s The Lonely Londoners is a multi-thread, beat-style narrative written in … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

“All the world lives in Soho, even including some English”: Mapping Immigrant Soho

For the next Literary London Reading Group session, the playwright Jingan Young will introduce: ‘”All the world lives in Soho, even including some English”: Mapping Immigrant Soho’. The session will … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Boss of Bethnal Green: Building an Empire in the East End

We are delighted to announce the first session of the Literary London Reading Group for 2017/18. Our programme this year begins with a literary look at unscrupulousness and individual greed … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom McCarthy’s Remainder (2005) and the Anxiety of Realism

Tom McCarthy’s début novel Remainder, first published in 2005, turns London into a stage of sorts and thus re-enacts — albeit comically, anxiously — Shakespeare’s famous words in As You … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment