School of English

Research centres, expertise and projects

The School of English has approximately 40 members of research active academic staff. Our research collaborations are fostered via the school’s research centres and institute, who host regular conferences and symposia. 

REF 2014

The school is delighted to have retained its place in the top 10 universities for research into English. Our ranking of 9th by 'research power' recognizes the strength and depth of research excellence that exists right across the school, and over an exceptionally diverse range of subjects.


Our research centres


Research specialisms and interdisciplinary research

Our research embraces a wide spectrum of specialisms and interdisciplinary areas. This includes:

  • Research that covers a unique range, including Viking studies to Contemporary Literature, Applied and Historical Linguistics, Creative Writing, and Performance Studies
  • Research which crosses traditional divisions within the discipline (for example, between the study of linguistics and literature)
  • Research that involves other disciplines (staff and postgraduates are currently working on research projects that involve collaborations with the Schools of Education, Nursing Studies, Psychology, Computer Science and IT, Geography, History and Art History, and the Departments of Music, Archaeology and Critical Theory)
  • Research that collaborates with regional, national and international partners, within and beyond the discipline
  • Research that engages with local councils, libraries, and museums
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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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