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

Student Placement: Shadow Writer and First Story

Student Placement: Shadow Writer and First Story

Description
Emily Talbut tells us about her experience as a Shadow Writer for the national literacy charity, First Story. Emily is a second year English with Creative Writing student.

English at Nottingham in the global top 50 subject ranking

Description
School of English achieves 49th position for English Language and Literature in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Sir Francis Hill Postrgraduate Scholarship for 2017 entry

Description
One Sir Francis Hill Scholarship is available for the academic year 2017/18. This award is open to nominations from the Faculties of Social Sciences and Arts. Students with a conditional or an unconditional offer on a PhD research programme at the University of Nottingham, or who are currently in the first year of their PhD are eligible to apply.

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Events

10th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG Meeting

10th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG Meeting

Date
27/04/2017
Description
This is the 10th meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group on Language, Gender and Sexuality. In April 2017, the event theme is 'Language, Discrimination and Conflict'
Does literature build peace? Literature and UNESCO's mission

Does literature build peace? Literature and UNESCO's mission

Date
17/05/2017
Description
The Centre for Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Sarah Churchwell to the University of Nottingham to speak on the value of literature to today's society and to reflect on the ambitions of UNESCO 70 years on from when it was first established.
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.

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