English Literature at Newcastle is grounded on the research experience of our staff, the quality of our degrees and the excellence of our students.

Research in English Literature

Our work on well-established areas like Mediaeval Literature, the Renaissance, Romantic Literature and the Victorian Novel sits alongside the study of less familiar material. The broad range of specialisms and our proven expertise in the teaching of literature provides our students with real opportunities right across the subject.

All our staff are actively pursuing a vast range of scholarly projects and writing. From scholarship on Mediaeval and Tudor Poetry to work on 20th and 21st Century Film and Fiction, Children's Literature, Popular Theatre, Postcolonial Writing and American Fiction. They publish widely and in doing so create an intellectual energy that informs all areas of the life of the school.

Studying English Literature

In this friendly and dynamic community, staff and students work together on degrees that combine a flexible approach. Our degrees have a wide range of option choices and extensive historical coverage. There are opportunities to:

  • practise creative writing and theatre
  • make films
  • join a work placement

Above all, our aim is to deepen your knowledge of literary texts and give you a firm foundation in the critical and theoretical skills needed to analyse them.

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