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First held in 2002, the Literary London conference was held at a different venue each year until 2009. In 2010, we moved to a permanent venue at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Programmes of previous conferences are accessible below.

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2002 Conference Programme (Goldsmiths)

  Literary London 22–24 July 2015

"London in Love"

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Gregory Dart (University College London)
Imtiaz Dharker (poet, artist, and documentary film-maker)
Kate Flint (University of Southern California)

The annual conference of the Literary London Society hears papers, comprised panels, and roundtables that consider every period and genre of literature 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 conference theme in 2015 is 'London in Love'. The conference location is the Institute of English Studies, University of London. For more information about the institute, please go to http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/

Registration and LLS membership

Registration is now open for the conference on the Institute of English Studies webpage: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/LondoninLove. This year the fees are as follows:

  • Standard three-day attendance fee: £100.
  • Speakers, Students, Unwaged, IES members & concessions: £70.
Also, a reminder that presenters are required to purchase annual membership of the Literary London Society (£20/£10 concs)

If you require a formal invitation letter please contact Manjeet Sambi (manjeet.sambi@sas.ac.uk) of the Institute of English Studies.


Lunches are included on Thursday and Friday. The conference dinner will take place on evening of Thursday 23rd and the venue and payment arrangements will be confirmed shortly. There is an option to indicate special dietary requirements during registration.

Postgraduate Bursaries

The Literary London Society will offer three bursaries of £100 each which will be awarded to the writer of the best proposal for the conference by a current graduate student. The bursary will be paid to the delegate after the conference on the condition that they have attended and delivered their paper. If you wish to be considered for this award please send a copy of your proposal to the Vice President of the Literary London Society Dr Martin Dines (M.Dines@kingston.ac.uk) by 20th June.

Publications Stand

This year there will be a publication stand. If you would like to display Literary London-related material - anthologies, monographs, fiction, poetry etc - that you have had published recently, please email conference@literarylondon.org. The material can be displayed from Wednesday morning. We also hope that we will have a stall from a local independent book-seller set up at the event (details TBC).

At the conference

Rooming for panels and plenaries is to be confirmed. The IES will provide a PC laptop with AV and DVD capabilities in each conference room as standard. Presentations should be brought on a USB stick if possible and saved as a PC-compatible file such as Powerpoint. Mac adapters will not be available, so anyone who needs to bring their presentation on a Mac notebook must also bring the appropriate adapter to connect to the PC system. If you have written your presentation on Mac software please test it on a PC before travelling if you possibly can. Anyone with more complex AV demands should contact Manjeet Sambi (manjeet.sambi@sas.ac.uk).

If you have any queries, please contact the conference organiser Dr Peter Jones at conference@literarylondon.org


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It was last updated on 9 June 2015
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