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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.

In 2015, The English Institute began moving its annual meeting around the country.

Three institutions will now host The English Institute conference: Yale University (2015, 2018 and 2023), the University of Chicago (2016, 2019 and 2024), and the University of California at Irvine (2017, 2022 and 2025).

Founded in 1939, the English Institute first held its meetings at Columbia University. From 1972 to 2014, it enjoyed the hospitality of Harvard University, as well as two decades of generous funding from the Harvard President’s office.

The trustees and the members of the board of supervisors are grateful to Harvard for its long support, and to our three new university partners for their continuing endorsement.

Register for the 81st Annual English Institute Meeting on October 4-5, 2024 at The University of Chicago. The theme is Expression. Join us for talks and discussion on literature and its history, circulation and reception. Visit the registration site for more details!

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