English research


Explore our variety of engaging projects and celebrated English research.

A selection of English books.

We are a small collegiate group engaged in exciting and innovative research across a range of periods and disciplines within the subject areas of:

Contact us if you are a prospective research student or a potential collaborator to find out more about our acclaimed research.

A thriving research community

  • The English Unit achieved considerable success in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Over 80 per cent of our research was judged to be of 'quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour'.
  • Our postgraduate community is growing.
  • Conferences, research seminars, and lectures attract diverse audiences including internationally acclaimed academics, students, and members of the public.
  • Our research projects have a strong public-facing, community-based agenda.
  • The international peer-reviewed literary journal Critical Survey is edited by our researchers.