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The Literary London Journal

First published in 2003, The Literary London Journal now has a fully searchable archive of 147 scholarly articles and 110 book reviews, all concerned with London and literature. Articles in the current issue include:

Amy Helen Bell, Teddy Boys and Girls and Neo-flaneurs in Postwar London

Helena Esser, Yesterday's Tomorrows: Retrofuturistic Visions of London's Alternative Pasts in Steampunk Fiction Louis Zukofsky's London: From Pound to Pastoral

Petr Chalupsky, Where Everything is Connected to Everything Else and Anything is Possible: London in Peter Ackroyd's Three Brothers

Reviews include Martin Upham and Keith Surridge on Jerry White, Nicolas Tredell on David Ashford, Peter Jones on Beaumont and Ingleby's G. K. Chesterton, Bonnie Kime Scott on S. P. Rosenbaum, Adele Lee on David Buckman, Simon W. Goulding on Viv Albertine, Chris McCabe, and Jeremy Reed, Mike Freeman on G. N. Forester and M. J. Nicholls's Christine Brooke-Rose Festschrift, and Rebecca Steinberger on M. A. Coghill.

Annual Conference

The 2015 Literary London conference is on 22-24 July 2015 at the Institute of English Studies in Bloomsbury. The theme is 'London in Love'. 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 open-access 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, and a newsletter with regular updates about relevent events and publications. Joining also helps us to ensure that the Literary London Journal remains freely available into the future.

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