The Department of English and Related Literature is a world-leading department. One of the UK's largest graduate schools, we are proud to have built a welcoming, international community with a global outlook.
Our staff are leaders in their fields, and we provide exceptional supervisory support, as well as a dynamic and supportive environment in which to pursue your studies. You'll have access to outstanding research resources, including our superb library and archive facilities, our custom-built Humanities Research Centre, and our renowned interdisciplinary research centres.
Research in the Department is split into four schools covering Medieval, Renaissance, Eighteenth Century/Romantic and Modern time periods, though we welcome research that disrupts these period divides. We possess significant research expertise in the literature and language of other cultures, from ancient Greece to contemporary Pakistan, and our theoretical commitments take in everything from disability studies to theology, and from narrative studies to ecocriticism and animal studies. Our wide-ranging expertise encompasses the full array of genres, from drama, prose and poetry to film, television, Instapoetry, computer games and material culture.
Check that your research interests align with the expertise of a member of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.
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FTE Category A staff submitted: 36.01
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