Research in the School of English
A selection of recent publications from our staff.
For information on each topic, click on the links below.
The research groups represent the vast array of research that is currently taking place within the school.
We have an active research community and hold seminars and lectures throughout the year
Our staff pages provide information about individual areas of research and publications.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published in December 2014, over 70% of the School of English’s research outputs were classed as either ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’, with 33% of them ranked in the highest category (4*) as ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’. 100% of our ‘Research Environment’ and 90% of our ‘Research Impact’, the latter referring to the reach and significance of our research beyond academia, were ranked in the two highest categories (4* and 3*). On the basis of these criteria, including the fact that all of our staff are research active and 98% were submitted to the REF, the Times Higher Education rankings* placed us 12= out of 89 UK departments.
* Times Higher Education REF2014: Subject Ranking on Intensity, 1 January 2015