Literary London Reading Group

Mapping London and Exploring Desires in Sylvia Townsend Warner’s ‘The Green Torso’ (1970)

Although at this time of year many of you are no doubt buried beneath piles of essays and exams, we hope you’ll take some time out to join us for … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

‘Marriage, Murder and the Streets of London: The Most Wicked Secret Murthering of John Brewen’

  We hope you’re finding time to enjoy the term break, and the very gradually improving spring weather. In celebration of this seasonal fecundity, we’ve selected for our next session … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Sudden holes in space and time’: Conrad’s Appearing and Disappearing London

  Our thanks to Dr Laura Wood for a fantastic session on London and children’s literature in January. We are looking forward to seeing you at our next session, which … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

London Fortune: Edith Nesbit’s The Story of The Treasure Seekers (1899)

We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season, and we send you our very best wishes for the new year ahead. We’re delighted to begin the year with our first session … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coronation London: Mass-Observation and Media Networks

We are delighted to announce that our next session on Tuesday, 24th November will be on the subject of Coronation London and Mass-Observation and will be led by Dr Michael McCluskey (UCL). The session … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trust the Teller and not the Tale: Reflections on Orwell’s Hidden Rhetoric of Truthfulness in the London Section of Down and Out in Paris and London

We’re certain you’ve all been eagerly awaiting our announcement of this year’s guest speakers for the Literary London Reading Group. And, happily, this blog post is that announcement. For this … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Nobodies and Somebodies: George Grossmith and London Satire’

  Good news: we have one more very exciting session lined up before we suspend reading group proceedings in anticipation of the annual Literary London Conference, ‘London in Love’, which will take … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment
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