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The Literary London Journal

First published in 2003, The Literary London Journal now has a fully searchable archive of 140 scholarly articles and 88 book reviews, all concerned with London and literature. Articles in the current issue include:

Peter Howell, Leisure, Licence and the Exoticism of Suburban Space in Early Jacobean London

John Williams, Sir Walter Scott and the Writing of Modern London

David Ashford, London's Psychogeographical Fiction as Key to Understanding the Roots of the Gothic

David Charnick, Peter Ackroyd's Ghostly Heroines

Martin Dines, Queer Domesticity and Egalitarian Relationships in Postwar London Novels

Bettina Schotz, The Exploration of Community in Hanif Kureishi's Short Fiction

Nora Plesske and Joanna Rostek, London Literature by Polish Migrants to the UK

Annual Conference

The 2014 Literary London conference will be held on 23-25 July 2014 at the Institute of English Studies in Bloomsbury. The theme will be 'Ages of London'. More information can be found at The Conference Homepage. You will also find an archive of previous conferences, going back to 2002.

  Welcome to the Literary London Society

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."

The society grew from the long-standing Literary London annual conference and Literary London Journal, both of which have been important forums for discussion of London literature since the start of the twenty-first century. The Society continues to publish the fully peer-reviewed Literary London Journal, and organises an annual conference, normally hosted by the Institute of English Studies at the University of London.

As the society grows, we intend to support an increasingly wide range of activities, details of which will appear on this website. For more information on our current activities, please follow the links on this page, or take a look at the Twitterboard.

Joining the society confers a number of benefits, including the opportunity to present a paper at the annual conference, regular updates about relevent events and publications, and membership of the Literary London discussion forum. Joining also helps us to ensure that the Literary London Journal remains freely available into the future.

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