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Welcome to the Department of English & Creative Writing

As a world class department focused on both literary study and creative writing, innovative and dedicated teaching is informed by award-winning writing and outstanding scholarship - our staff includes Terry Eagleton, one of the world’s most famous literary critics, and Paul Muldoon, one of the world’s most eminent poets.  All this, together with the high calibre of our students, ensures a dynamic environment for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. Our high standing is reflected in our being 14th in The Complete University Guide, and in the Top 10 (9th) for Graduate Prospects.

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Funding Successes for Forthcoming Projects, 24 June 2014

Congratulations to colleagues who have secured funding from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for forthcoming research projects and events.Dr Li ...Read more»

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5 September 2014, Mobilities Cultures Colloquium

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Congratulations to our New undergraduates!

Well done on your A Level results. We are delighted that all your hard work has paid off and look forward to welcoming you to the Department. Read more


Call for Papers

Eating Otherwise: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Food and Culture will be held at Lancaster University on the 28th February - 1st March, 2015. Please see call for papers for details. Send 250-word abstracts by 1st of October, 2014 to:


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