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Welcome to the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing

Head of Department: Professor Sharon Ruston

Professor Sharon Ruston, Head of Department
Professor Sharon Ruston, Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing

As well as being one of the top departments in the country to study English Literature and Creative Writing, we are a welcoming and friendly department. We are committed to principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and are pleased to have had our work recognised by the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality. We pride ourselves on teaching a wide-ranging and innovative curriculum. We are interested in the ways that our two disciplines intersect and influence each other. We embrace the traditional areas of our disciplines and the latest in cutting-edge research and practice. Our campus is close to the Lake District in a region of great natural beauty and students have opportunities to study literature in location. Our staff comprises well-known published academics, writers and poets.