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Department of English

Research in the Department

You will be taught by academics who are actively engaged in research and have published in their specialist fields. Members of the English department have significant international research publications in specialist areas such as Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, book history and early modern translation, Victorian literature, narrative theory, popular literatures, travel writing, war poetry and prose, and American literature.

The Department has links with a range of research networks such as the Collegium for African American Research, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. They play leading roles in the Liverpool Travel Writing Seminar, the MHRA Tudor and Stuart Translations series and The International Margaret Cavendish Society."

In Language, your tutors are members of linguistics organisations including the British Association for Applied Linguistics and the International Society of World Englishes. The department has hosted events for the British Association of Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group on Language and Gender and for the English Subject Centre. English tutors belong to a thriving research group on popular culture.

All staff members of the English Department are actively engaged in research and publishing with internationally renowned publishers. 

Find out about recent and forthcoming events in our English@Hope Newsletter:

English@Hope newsletter June 2016


Find out about past events at: 

English@Hope newsletter March 2016

English@Hope newsletter December 2015

English@Hope newsletter October 2015

English@Hope newsletter (June 2015)

English@Hope newsletter (March 2015)

English@Hope newsletter (Nov-Dec2014)

English@Hope newsletter (October 2014) 


Research Excellence Framework 2014

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 showed that the English Department is a leading department for research, with 32.3% of our publications achieving the top grade and being recognised as 'world-leading'. English proved to be the strongest subject at Liverpool Hope, with considerably more world-leading research than any other subject in the university. 

Nationally, the department came 29th out of 89 for quality of research outputs and 26th for world-leading research. We are one of the leading English departments in the region, and in the league table for research outputs we finished above Lancaster, Manchester Met, John Moores, Edge Hill, Uclan, Salford and Chester. In the same league table, English at Hope also finished above Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Reading, Leeds and many other large universities.