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The Literary London Journal

First published in 2003, The Literary London Journal now has a fully searchable archive of 144 scholarly articles and 98 book reviews, all concerned with London and literature. Articles in the current issue include:

Audrey Murfin, 'Flashes from the Slums': Aesthetics and Social Justice in Arthur Morrison

Richard Parker, Louis Zukofsky's London: From Pound to Pastoral

Yael Maurer, Not English but Londoners: Hanif Kureishi's Sammy and Rosie Get Laid

Katy Shaw, 'Capital' City: London, Contemporary British Fiction, and the Credit Crunch

Reviews include Andrew Whitehead on John Sommerfield's Box, Kevin M. Flanagan on 'Location London' and Top Boy, Nicolas Tredell of B.S. Johnson's films, Simon Goulding on Anthony Asquith and Robert Poole, James Harriman-Smith on David Worrall, Martin Kindermann on Ulrich Kinzel, Rebecca Steinberger on J. Dillon Brown, and Patrick Yarker on John Yandell.

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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