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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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CeMoRe Fellowship Awards 2014-15, 9 October 2014

We were overwhelmed by the response from our call for CeMoRe Fellowships 2014/15. There was an extremely strong field with many excellent contenders ...Read more»

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28 October 2014, Public Interview with Professor Terry Eagleton

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The 2015 Lancaster Writing Awards are now open!

With prizes for literary criticism, poetry and prose fiction, the Lancaster Writing Awards are an excellent opportunity for school leavers to get their first writing accolade before they start third level education. For more information, and an application form, click right here.


Eating Otherwise: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Food and Culture

Call for Papers

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: eatingotherwise.conference@

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