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:

  • 9th for English and 5th for Creative Writing in The Times and  Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • 7th for English and 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 2018 rankings for English Language and Literature
 

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 Svenja Adolphs
Head of School

 

Latest News

Postgraduate open day 2017

Postgraduate open day 2017

Description
Booking now open. Find out more about our courses, meet staff and students, explore funding and tour our fantastic facilities and campus!
Lord Dearing Awards Nominations 2018: Your last chance to nominate TODAY!

Lord Dearing Awards Nominations 2018: Your last chance to nominate TODAY!

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Lord Dearing Awards 2018: Help us celebrate excellence in teaching and learning.The deadline for this year's nominations is Friday 10 November.
Dr Lila Matsumoto commissioned to write a poem for MAP magazine

Dr Lila Matsumoto commissioned to write a poem for MAP magazine

Description
The School of English is delighted to inform everyone that our very own talented Dr Lila Matsumoto was commissioned to write a poem for MAP magazine which has recently been published.
Call for studentships: Midlands Graduate School

Call for studentships: Midlands Graduate School

Description
The call is now live for ESRC-funded postgraduate scholarship applications in the Social Sciences
Viking Events in 2017-18

Viking Events in 2017-18

Description
Many Viking events to look forward to in 2017-18.

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Events

Understanding our multilingual world exhibition - Being Human festival

Understanding our multilingual world exhibition - Being Human festival

Date
18 - 24/11/2017
Description
Taken by members of the public, photographs will display what multilingualism means to different people and their communities.
Switchboard II - Being Human festival

Switchboard II - Being Human festival

Date
21/11/2017
Description
Enter a phone booth and leave your own answer machine messages, imagining calls yet to be made.
The rise, fall and revival of the modern bookshop - Being Human festival

The rise, fall and revival of the modern bookshop - Being Human festival

Date
21/11/2017
Description
Explore how independent bookshops have been important institutions in the development of modern literature and culture.
Hungry for words? Let's talk about food – with men. Being Human festival

Hungry for words? Let's talk about food – with men. Being Human festival

Date
22/11/2017
Description
Calling all men! Join a cafe drop-in session to tell your thoughts about food.
Losing yourself in a book – the 'Boots Booklovers Library'. Being Human festival

Losing yourself in a book – the 'Boots Booklovers Library'. Being Human festival

Date
22/11/2017
Description
This talk will remember the style and elegance of the libraries which were show pieces of contemporary interior design and most importantly the stories of the librarians who worked there.

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School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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