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Offering expertise across the full chronological and specialist range of English literary study, we have forged a reputation as one of the most dynamic departments of English in the country.

Postgraduate Taught Overview

Research supervision is provided in all the main areas of literary study, from Anglo-Saxon and Middle English poetry to postmodern literature and critical theory. The department’s major strengths are in the Renaissance, the 19th century and the 20th century, with particular specialisms in Shakespeare, Swift, Sterne, Dickens, Browning, Hardy, Conrad, Wilde, Joyce, Beckett, the fin de siècle, and contemporary literature and critical theory. There are also thriving research interests in 18th-century literature, American and African-American literature, modernism, postmodernism and contemporary poetic theory and practice. Practice-based PhDs in various genres of creative writing and poetic practice are also available.

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