Research in the Department of English is directed through the Centre for Research in English, Languages and Linguistics (CELL).
The Centre was established in 2014 as part of the Faculty’s new Humanities Research Centre (HRC) bringing together over 50 staff and research students from the Department of English, the Department of Languages, Information and Communications and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
CELL is home of two specialist English research groups:
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the English subject group was ranked 30th out of 89 departments in the UK with 78% of our research activities and outputs judged to be world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*). The social and cultural impact of our research was rated 8th in the UK, with 100% of our activities in this area judged to be 4* (63.3%) and 3* (36.7%).
Staff in the Department of English offers research degree supervision in Literature and Modernity, Film and American Studies and Critical and Postcolonial Theory.
The Department of English also offers PhD by Practice (Creative Writing).