For almost 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 2013 conference, our 72nd 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 this year's conference is Form
. The conference will take place on September 6-8, 2013 at Harvard University's Barker Center
. The speakers at this fall's conference are as follows:
(Yale University), "Why Medieval Lyric?"
(The University of Chicago), "Form and Action"
(Cambridge University), "How to Do Things with Tunes"
Meta DuEwa Jones
(The University of Texas at Austin), "Forms of Exposure: Photogenic Poetics in Natasha Trethewey and Lorna Simpson"
(Harvard University), "Form as Remainder"
(The Ohio State University), "A Little Formalism"
(Princeton University), "'Imperfectly Civilized': Ballads, Nations, and Histories of Form"
For more information, please contact Amelia Klein, the Conference Coordinator, at
The English Institute
c/o Barker Center
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138