Open Seminar ‘What Psalms? The Textually Awkward Songs of Zion’Wednesday 25 October 2017, 14:30
Terry Eagleton Public Lecture ‘Lenin and Luther: 100 Years On, 500 Years On’Monday 30 October 2017, 19:30
Terry Eagleton Open Seminar ‘The Idea of Evil’Tuesday 31 October 2017, 14:00
‘Beginning to End’ Seminar Series (1 of 6)Wednesday 01 November 2017, 14:00
"The Birth of Perversion from the Death on the Cross: Lacan, Žižek and the Question of Christian Atheism".Friday 03 November 2017, 15:00
Open Seminar- Dr Jan-Melissa Schramm (Cambridge)Wednesday 08 November 2017, 14:00
Dorothy’s Colour- Peter Scott GalleryMonday 20 November 2017, 00:00
In the most recent national assessment (REF 2014) we were ranked third in our discipline for research power behind only Oxford and Cambridge.
We have world-class research strengths in all major areas of literary study and creative writing. Our critical-creative identity is underpinned by our two distinguished visiting professors: Terry Eagleton, the world-famous literary critic, and Paul Muldoon, one of the greatest living poets.
Our research is uniquely shaped by this juxtaposition of the critical and the creative and by our location in the historic city of Lancaster, with its medieval castle and close ties to the nearby Lake District, home of Romanticism.
Each year Professor Terry Eagleton, Professor Paul Muldoon and Professor Benoit Peeters, three of the world’s most distinguished figures within literary criticism, poetry and the graphic novel, respectively, each offer a number of open lectures, MA seminars, and specialist PhD tutorials.
Major Research Areas
The Shakespeare Programme was set up to promote the study of Shakespeare in Lancaster.
The Wordsworth Centre For The Study of Poetry was established in 1987 by Professor Keith Hanley and is currently co-directed by Sally Bushell and Simon Bainbridge. Its primary aim is to promote interest in Wordsworth and the Lake District at an undergraduate, postgraduate and wider level.
The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research links writers, academics and the department’s postgraduate student community to extensive research activity in creative writing and its impact on society.
The Lancaster Writing Programme is one of the most prestigious centres for new writing in the country.