Literary London Reading Group

We have an exciting programme lined up for every second Tuesday of the month, with plenty of Victorian topics:

Our first talk, on 12th October, is by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Lucy Powell on feather hangings and looks to be fascinating:


To attend any of the virtual sessions, please register via the IES website.

First Session: Tuesday, 12th October 2021 (In-Person Event)

Lucy Powell (Oxford) – ‘Mrs Montagu’s Feather-Hangings’: London and the global imaginary

Second Session: Tuesday, 10th November 2021 (Virtual Event)

Clare Pettitt (KCL) – Democratization and Scale: Three Responses to 1840s London

Third Session: Tuesday, 11th January 2022 (In-Person Event)

Nicola Kirkby (Royal Holloway) – ‘A Locomotive Hearse’? Charles Dickens and the London Necropolis Railway

Fourth Session: Tuesday, 8th February 2022 (Virtual Event)

Claire Chambers (York) – “Olfaction Fiction; Of Sound Mind” – Smell in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, and Sound in Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire

Fifth Session: Tuesday, 12th April 2022 (Virtual Event)

Ryan Heuser (Cambridge) – TBC

Sixth Session: Tuesday, 10th May 2022 (In-Person Event)

Clara Jones (KCL) – Trouble in the House: Ellen Wilkinson Writes The House of Commons

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