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Our Research

Our Research

Our research is world-leading and at the forefront of our disciplines.

Producing world-leading research

The first Chair of English was established in the College of Physical Sciences at Newcastle in 1898 – known since 1909 as the Joseph Cowen Chair. A separate Chair in English Language and General Linguistics was founded in 1964.

Following in the tradition of such eminent scholars as Ernst Honigmann and Barbara Strang, our staff continue to produce world-leading research in areas of Literature, Creative Writing, English Language and Linguistics.

They have also been at the forefront of the development of new research fields, including:

  • creative writing
  • postcolonial literature
  • children's literature
  • digital scholarly editing
  • English Language and Linguistics

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 assessed the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics and ranked it 1st in the UK for Research Impact and 3rd overall.

To find out more about how the School performed during the last REF assessment, head to the REF 2014 section.

The School supports a limited number of applications to Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme on a competitive basis. Candidates are currently invited to submit expressions of interest no later than 5pm on 22 November 2021.