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Remaking 16th century poetry for today's world

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Researchers from the Department of English have investigated how to remake the 16th century religious poem The Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spenser, for today’s world, bringing together different faith groups, schools, musicians, puppeteers and poets which contributed to cultural life and public discourse.

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Influencing changes to English A-level syllabi

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Professor Robert Eaglestone’s research into literary theory, ethics, and contemporary literature, and their place in the teaching of English, has brought significant and enduring changes to the A-level syllabi, benefiting both teachers and students.

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Public engagement impacting cultural life and education

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Professor Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, works at the heart of the poetry sector in the UK. His research into poetry through criticism and practice, and his tireless public engagement, has led to impacts on cultural life and education, civil society, public discourses and public services.

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Impacting cultural life as authors of a range of genres

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Professor Adam Roberts is a specialist in the literature and culture of science fiction and has impacted cultural life as the author of 13 full-length novels, nine novella-length fictions and dozens of short stories.

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