(c) JohnHoulihan.com

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

(c) JohnHoulihan.com

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.

(c) JohnHoulihan.com

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.

(c) JohnHoulihan.com

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




Freedom After Neoliberalism

The first of three 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' events. This session asks what an engagement with the concept of freedom can add to the recent debates on neoliberalism in the humanities and social sciences.


Freedom After Neoliberalism 2

Research Seminar with speaker Dr Nick Stevenson (University of Nottingham). The second of three events in the 'Freedom After Neoliberalism' series.

Undergraduate study

Postgraduate study


Writers and Creative Writing at York


Twitter updates

‌ ‌

Welcome to our Department, officially recognised as the UK's best English department for research. 

Read more about us...

Professor David Attwell
Head of Department


MA degree results 2014 (PDF  , 120kb)

Watch us on YouTube

English department students