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Applications are open for the T.S. Eliot International Summer School. The week-long summer programme is being hosted by the University of London’s Institute of English Studies. The focus of the programme will be the life and work of T.S. Eliot – modernist poet, man of letters, and dramatist.
This program will run from 8th-16th July. Only 100 places are available.These will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. The fees for the course is 600 GBP. This includes cost of materials, lunches, tea/coffee breaks. It does not include cost of accommodation, evening meals, local travel or any other expenses.
From Monday to Friday, there will be two lectures on various aspects of Eliot’s life and work every morning. They will explore new perspectives on Eliot’s work, cross-cultural readings of the poet, and a closer look at works like ‘Ash-Wednesday’ and ‘The Hollow-Men.’
The programme will also include two trips – to Burnt Norton (9th July), a manor in Gloucestershire; and to Little Gidding (15th July), a village in Cambridgeshire. These are two of the sites featured in Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’. Each trip will cost 70 GBP.
Lecturers and poets such as Sir Tom Stoppard, Mark Ford, Seamus Heaney and Hermione Lee have lectured and tutored students in previous years. This year’s list of tutors and panelists includes names like Simon Armitage, Christopher Ricks, Aviva Dautch and others.
The lectures will be held in and around Senate House, which is the University’s administrative centre.
The University of London’s Institute of English Studies is an international research centre, which hosts several seminar series and conferences every year. It is a centre for excellence in English language, literature, palaeography and the history of the book.
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