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.
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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.
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For this year’s biennial Lumiere light festival Durham University have brought together the producers, Artichoke, and regional writing development agency New Writing North, on an exciting collaboration that will see new works from some of the UK’s leading poets light up Durham Castle. Among them is prize winning writer Kayo Chingonyi, an Assistant Professor in our Department. Here Kayo talks about his involvement and how poetry has been a central part of his life.
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