The Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS) is a premier initiative sponsored by the Office of the President, the Vice-Provost, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English of The University of Texas at Austin. An international, multidisciplinary professional program, TILTS focuses on the dynamic range of scholarly activity in the arena of literary and textual based studies, broadly conceived..
The principal mission of TILTS is to enrich the intellectual life of participating faculty and students at the University, along with faculty and students from other scholarly institutions and endeavors. The Institute functions year-round, offering specialized lectures, seminars, workshops and performances for faculty and students as well as public lectures for the entire local and University community. TILTS draws on the strengths and talents of the University of Texas at Austin's distinguished faculty in the Department of English, showcasing the wide-ranging expertise of its faculty as well as that of distinguished scholars beyond UT's borders. The Institute also showcases the magnificent holdings of the university's libraries and archival centers, especially the Harry Ransom Humanities Center's Research Collection and the Benson Latin American Collection.
Previous TILTS symposia include:
The Fate of the Book (2012-2013)
Poets & Scholars (2011-2012)
The Digital and the Human(ities) (2010-2011)