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

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Top of the UK league table for research (RAE) 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.




Resources of Resistance: Production, Consumption, Transformation

The Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate and Early Career Conference. This interdisciplinary two-day conference will explore urgent questions surrounding the roles and concept of resources within the postcolonial world and capitalist world-system.


The Transformational Object

The first of a series of three postgraduate seminars led by Honorary Visiting Professor, Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst, literary critic and essayist.

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Welcome to our Department, officially recognised as the UK's best English department for research. Alongside staff with expertise ranging from Beowulf to Banville, we offer individual support and an impressive record on student employability.

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Professor David Attwell
Head of Department


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