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University of Chicago
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[Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the originally scheduled 2020 English Institute conference has been rescheduled from Oct. 2021 to Feb. 11-12, 2022, when it will convene in person at the University of California, Irvine.]

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 and 2018), the University of Chicago (2016 and 2019), and the University of California at Irvine (2017 and, originally scheduled, 2020).

Founded in 1939, the English Institute first held its meetings at Columbia University. Between 1972 and 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.

In 2022 we will convene our annual meeting–the seventy-ninth for The English Institute–at the University of California, Irvine, Feb. 11-12, 2022, for talks and discussion on literature and its history, circulation, and reception.

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