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We are a research-led department which includes cultural and literary historians, cultural and literary theorists, novelists, essayists and poets. Our research output has been deemed by peers to be ‘world-leading’ according to the criteria of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

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We have remarkable research strengths across the historical breadth of English, and American, Literature with textual scholars, cultural and literary historians, and literary theorists.

Additionally we have a community of creative writers, both staff and students, who work at the challenging interface between the creative and the critical, stimulating innovative reflection on practice and finding new readers and audiences. Our researchers are leading in their fields and invite opportunities to work with new research students.

We also have an outstanding record of public engagement with institutions beyond the academy. Research collaborations are currently underway involving Windsor Castle, Manchester Cathedral and the Landmark Trust. Recent collaborations have taken place with The Globe Theatre, Chawton House and the National Maritime Museum.

We encourage all research students to participate in specialist Research Groups run by staff; we support research students to attend national and international conferences and to run their own reading groups in College and in the larger community of graduate students in the University of London. We have strong ties with the Institute of English Studies in the School of Advanced Studies at Senate House, University of London and encourage students to take full advantage of events and facilities available there.

See our Research Profile including a list of Researchers, Publications, Projects, Activities, Statistics.

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