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Discover ideas and practices that challenge your preconceptions of literary study in exciting and surprising ways.

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At the forefront of UK English departments for research (REF) and rated 'excellent' for teaching (HEFCE).

Wide-ranging interests cover the literature and culture of all periods, in both English and other languages.

State-of-the-art facilities and one of the largest postgraduate literary research communities in the country.

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A variety of teaching formats including one-to-one consultations, interactive and participatory seminars and workshops, and stimulating lectures.

Develop the high-level transferable skills of writing, analysis, research and communication that are valued by employers.

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Choose to study English on its own or in combination with another academic subject.

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Tue
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Apr

'That it had been to late for to crie': Rape and Patriarchy in Middle English Texts

Medieval Literatures Research Seminar with speaker Rachel Moss (Corpus Christi College, Oxford & CMS, York).

Tue
21
Apr

Calico made 'em mad: riot and consumption in 1719-20

CECS Research Seminar with speaker Shotaro Hagita (York).

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