The English Institute at Harvard University

For more than seven decades The English Institute has been a major resource for developments in criticism, theory, and scholarship, while honoring traditional fields of interest and modes of literary analysis.

The 2014 conference, our 73rd meeting, continues the Institute's renewed focus on the building blocks of the profession and craft: periodization, genre, authorship, reading, text, and other issues of key concern to students, teachers, scholars, and theorists of literature.

The topic for the conference is Medium (click here for the conference statement). The conference will take place on September 19-21, 2014 at Harvard University's Barker Center. For more information, please contact Alexis Kellner Becker, the Conference Coordinator, at

The English Institute
c/o Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138