We are one of few university English departments in the world who teach and research in literature produced in Britain from the early medieval period to the present day as well as in anglophone literature from across the globe. We also offer Creative Writing at MA, PhD, and MLitt level.
This subject range is made possible by our large and thriving community of around:
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Our department combines a strong research profile and excellent publication record with a long-standing and continuing commitment to its undergraduate teaching.
We offer taught MA degrees in English Literary Studies, and Creative Writing. We support a large research community of PhD and MLitt students in English and Creative Writing.
Find out about our latest research by following our social media feeds READ: Research English At Durham
We are celebrating the phenomenal success of two of our own - Sunjeev Sahota and Kayo Chingonyi - following the recognition their work has received from the Booker Prize and the Forward Prize for Poetry respectively. Sunjeev Sahota’s China Room has been longlisted for the Booker Prize and Kayo Chingonyi’s collection of poetry A Blood Condition has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry for the Best Collection 2021.
Our popular Late Summer Lecture series will travel through the past, present and future of literature this summer.
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