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Department of English


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.

In the 2015 National Student Survey, 100% of students said they were satisfied overall with English Literature BA, and 93% of students were satisfied overall with English at Liverpool Hope University.

We look forward to welcoming you to our department.

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Department Staff

Professor Cynthia S Hamilton

Professor and Head of English

0006 Dr Salman Al-Azami

Dr Salman Al-Azami

Senior Lecturer in English Language

0018 Dr Alice Bennett

Dr Alice Bennett

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Dr William Blazek

Associate Professor and Reader in American Literature

Dr Guy Cuthbertson

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Dr Trish Ferguson

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

0099 Dr Manel Herat

Dr Manel Herat

Lecturer in English Language

0124 Dr Zoe Kinsley

Dr Zoe Kinsley

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

012 Mrs Ann Houghton

Ann Houghton

Administrative Assistant

Dr Louise Wilson

Dr Louise Wilson

Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature


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