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Department of English


The department of English is a successful, vibrant group of students, support staff and academics who are actively engaged in research.

Within English Literature, you will be taught by a range of academics who have significant international research publications in areas such as Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, book history, Victorian literature, narrative theory, popular literatures, travel writing, war poetry and prose, and American literature. In our 2017 National Student Survey we received 100% overall student satisfaction in English Literature.

Academics in English Language have a similarly wide range of expertise, with staff researching and publishing in a variety of areas of English language and linguistics, such as negation, multilingualism, religion and the media, language of magazines, World Englishes, child language acquisition, Old English and historical semantics.  

The English team has international links with institutions abroad, including Sun Yat-sen University, China, Christ University, Bangalore, and the Université Catholique de Lille. Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to spend time at institutions throughout  Europe, North America, and Hong Kong. You will also have access to our library’s Special Collections and Archives which house texts dating back to the ninth century.


Life in the English department