School of English
   
   
  

English: learning, teaching, research

We have a first-rate, international reputation for outstanding teaching and research, as demonstrated by our School's current rankings:

  • 6th for English in The Times and  Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  • 7th for English in The Complete University Guide 2017
  • 6th for Creative Writing in The Complete University Guide 2017
  • 9th in the UK for 'research power' (REF 2014)
  • 49th in the QS World University rankings for English Language and Literature
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We offer a unique combination of English disciplines, including literature from the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods to the present day, English language from its origins to contemporary and applied contexts, drama and performance, and creative writing.

Professor Josephine Guy
Head of School

 

Latest News

LiPP in the News: The Eyes Have It

LiPP in the News: The Eyes Have It

Description
A new system which tracks and analyses people's visual interaction with websites and other media is helping businesses improve their online presence to increase market share and drive up profits.
Sheffield DocFest BBC pitch

Sheffield DocFest BBC pitch

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Pitch your documentary idea to the BBC!

Using poetry to bring back memories for people with dementia

Description
Using poetry to bring back memories for people with dementia - Press release about the important public engagement work School of English students at the University of Nottingham are doing in local care homes
Treble 20 - high scores in league tables

Treble 20 - high scores in league tables

Description
Treble-top! We're ranked in the top 20 by three major guides.

Will you be the first Nottingham Young Poet Laureate?

Description
Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is searching for a young poet to represent Nottingham on the international stage. The competition is open to all poets aged between 18-30 who live, work or study in Nottingham. Application deadline 30 June 2017

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Events

Approaching the Historical: A Symposium on Early Modern and Medieval Stylistics (SEMMS)

Approaching the Historical: A Symposium on Early Modern and Medieval Stylistics (SEMMS)

Date
14/06/2017
Description
A research symposium hosted by the Stylistics and Discourse Analysis Reading Group at the University of Nottingham.

Landscapes of Power: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Power and Place

Date
19/06/2017
Description
Landscapes of Power - The eleventh postgraduate workshop hosted by the Landscape, Space, Place, Research Group at the University of Nottingham
Benign Fiesta: Wyndham Lewis's Texts, Contexts, and Aesthetics

Benign Fiesta: Wyndham Lewis's Texts, Contexts, and Aesthetics

Date
11 - 13/09/2017
Description
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was one of the twentieth century's most innovative and most controversial avant-garde painters, writers, and theorists. This conference will mark the 60th anniversary of Lewis's death and is intended to be a scholarly celebration of his work.

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School of English

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The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: english-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk