School of English

Staff Research

Research Expertise within the School of English

The School undertakes research and offers research supervision in the following areas:

  • Literatures in English from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day;
  • Older Scots literature;
  • Individual authors, especially but not only Blake, Coetzee, Dickens, Langland, Lawrence, McEwan, Pope, Shakespeare, Southey, Swift, Wilde, Woolf;
  • Drama of all periods, with a particular focus on drama as performance;
  • Modern English language, applied linguistics, literary linguistics, psycholinguistics;
  • Historical language study including place-names;
  • Old Norse and Viking Studies;
  • Creative Writing.

Research specialisms in the School by: 

Language and Period


Genre or Approach


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School of English

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The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

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