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Department of English

Overview

Through English language and literature, we interpret history and engage with philosophical ideas and social issues. We learn to appreciate the expressive range of language and literary forms, and we develop critical faculties. English fosters an awareness of the ways that particular institutions and social values are questioned, or given added legitimacy, through linguistic and literary conventions and representations. The close examination of language and literature helps to expose the ways in which ideas of race, gender, and ethnicity are socially constructed. The study of English, therefore, helps to make us more self-reflective about the political and social implications of stereotypes and other linguistic and literary structures.

English graduates will take an analytical view of the culture that surrounds us. They will have gained critical skills in close reading, an ability to analyse a wide range of texts, and the research skills necessary for independent enquiry. They will have become sensitive to the emotive impact of language and to the ways in which the production and reception of literature varies within different social and cultural contexts.

The National Student Survey www.thestudentsurvey.com asks final year students at every publicly funded Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK to rate their experience by stating to what extent they agree with a set of 23 core questions across eight categories. In this year’s results, 82% of students were satisfied overall with English at Liverpool Hope University. We were equal to, or above, the national sector average for: 'Teaching on my course', 'Assessment and feedback', Academic support', 'Organisation and management', and 'Learning resources'.

We look forward to welcoming you to our department.

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Department Staff
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Dr. Guy Cuthbertson

Associate Professor and Head of English

cuthbeg@hope.ac.uk

0006 Dr Salman Al-Azami

Dr Salman Al-Azami

Senior Lecturer in English Language

alazams@hope.ac.uk

0018 Dr Alice Bennett

Dr Alice Bennett

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

benneta@hope.ac.uk

Dr William Blazek

Associate Professor and Reader in American Literature

blazek@hope.ac.uk

Dr Trish Ferguson

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

fergust@hope.ac.uk

0099 Dr Manel Herat

Dr Manel Herat

Lecturer in English Language

HERATM@hope.ac.uk

0124 Dr Zoe Kinsley

Dr Zoe Kinsley

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

kinslez@hope.ac.uk

Administrative Assistant

Ann Houghton

Administrative Assistant (part-time)

houghta@hope.ac.uk

Ruth Kircher

Dr Ruth Kircher

Lecturer in English Language

kircher@hope.ac.uk

0148 Linda McLoughlin

Dr Linda McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer in English Language

MCLOUGL@hope.ac.uk

 Lisa Nahajec

Dr Lisa Nahajec

Lecturer in English Language

nahajel@hope.ac.uk

louise wilson

Dr Louise Wilson

Lecturer in English Literature

wilsonl2@hope.ac.uk

Dr Lisa Walters

Lecturer in English

walterl@hope.ac.uk

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Lynsey Wilson

Administrative Assistant (part-time)

lynseyl1@hope.ac.uk

Publications

English Wilfred OwenAfterlife and Narrative EnglishThomas Hardy Legal Fictions English

English Language Research Seminars

Find out more about our upcoming English Language Research Seminars.