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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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May

Disseminating Dress: Britain and the Fashion World

A three-day conference which explores how ideas and knowledge about dress have been shared, sought and communicated throughout history.

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29
May

Place and Space in the Medieval World

This conference crosses disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to examine the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetry, and structures with which medieval society used these ideas to conceptualise, recognise and understand its world.

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