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The Literary London Society was founded in July 2011 to “foster interdisciplinary and historically wide-ranging research into London literature in its historical, social, and cultural contexts, to include all periods and genres of writing and representation 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 society grew from the long-standing Literary London annual conference and Literary London Journal, both of which have been important forums for discussion of London literature since the start of the twenty-first century. The Society continues to publish the fully peer-reviewed open-access Literary London Journal, and organises an annual conference, normally hosted by the Institute of English Studies at the University of London.

As the society grows, we intend to support an increasingly wide range of activities, details of which will appear on this website. For more information on our current activities, please follow the links on this page, or take a look at the Twitterboard.

Joining the society confers a number of benefits, including the opportunity to present a paper at the annual conference, and a newsletter with regular updates about relevent events and publications. Joining also helps us to ensure that the Literary London Journal remains freely available into the future.

Click here for more information about joining the society.

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