2013 conference theme is ‘London in Crisis and Disorder’, and the conference will feature keynote talks by Vic Gattrell, Courttia Newland, and Matthew Rubery as well as a plenary roundtable on ‘London Fictions’ hosted by BBC journalist Philippa Thomas.

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The Literary London Society was founded in July 2011 to “foster interdisciplinary and historically wide-ranging research into London literature in its historical, social, and cultural contexts, to include all periods and genres of writing and representation about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city’s roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures.” To meet those aims, the Society publishes a journal, runs an annual conference, and supports a reading group. As the society grows, it hopes to run further events, seminars, and other activities. Follow the links below for more information.


Registration is now open. To register for the conference, please go to the IES registration page.

Date and time: 17 July 2013 – 19 July 2013

Venue: Senate House, Malet Street, London,

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