Department of English

  • BS8 1TB

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of English is distinguished by its strong commitment to literary studies, as a serious yet immediately pleasurable academic discipline, together with an awareness of how much there is to gain through dialogue with other disciplines in the University and beyond.

The research of the English department staff covers literature, poetry and drama from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period, using many perspectives and literary theories, such as reception and critical theory, deconstruction, post-structuralism, feminism and queer theory, and comparative literature.

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    Research Output

    ‘Linkages and Collisions’: Muriel Rukeyser’s Lost Films.’

    Kennedy-Epstein, R., 2023, (In preparation) Incomplete: The Feminist Possibilities of the Unfinished Film.. Beeston, A. & Solomon, S. (eds.). University of California Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    The Complete Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, vol. 5: Album Verses and Uncollected Poems, 1789-1834

    Matthews, S., 30 Dec 2022, (In preparation) Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Oxford English Texts)

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

  • The Edinburgh Companion to James Joyce and the Arts

    Hanaway-Oakley, C. (ed.) & Williams, K. (ed.), 2022, (In preparation) Edinburgh University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


    Student theses

    (Re)shaping Genre: The Commercial and Social Presentation of Speculative Fiction in the 21st Century

    Author: Mercer, L., 12 May 2020

    Supervisor: Krishnan, M. (Supervisor) & Tether, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    A Literary History of the 'Soul and Body' Theme in Medieval England

    Author: Cataldi, C., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Fulton, H. (Supervisor) & Putter, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    1921 Prize in American Literature

    Forbes, Erin (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Allon White Memorial Prize

    Rachel Murray (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, The Huntington Library

    Forbes, Erin (Recipient), 1 Jun 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Renaissance Society of America 2018 New Orleans

    Edward W Holberton (Participant)

    31 Mar 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Race in Science and the Humanities

    Josie Gill (Advisor)

    27 Jan 2021

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Paper at 'Twenty-first Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro', University of Wolverhampton

    Ulrika Maude (Speaker)

    1 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference