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English Literature and Creative Writing

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Welcome to the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing

Professor Mark Knight- Head of Department.

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Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes

Both the University and the Department are always looking to support, encourage, and celebrate our students. Please below for details.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
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Student Prizes

The postgraduate student prizes for 2022/2023 are as follows:

Postgraduate Student Prizes:

Best CREW902 portfolio mark: Holly Clifton Sara Sheldrake. Best CREW415 portfolio mark: Ian Quint Leisner. Best ENGL400T Dissertation: Alice Schieppati. Best Dissertation on Women’s Writing: Katie O’Hara.

Benedetta Liorsi Prize:

Benedetta Liorsi Prize: For highest overall course mark achieved by a student taking an English Literature course: Chloe Gorse. For highest overall course mark achieved by a student taking a Creative Writing course: Sara Sheldrake.

Outstanding

96% of our published work has been rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2021). Our research is uniquely shaped by the juxtaposition of the critical and the creative, the city of Lancaster, with its Medieval Castle and Priory, and nearby Lake District where we partner with the Wordsworth Museum. We also partner with The Duke’s Theatre, Lancaster LitFest, and The Storey, Lancaster’s Victorian-build arts venue, where our MAs and PhDs enjoy the University’s Postgraduate Study Space.

Our Research
Tutors at a book reading
Okey Nzelu, Dr Eoghan Walls and Dr Elen Caldecott

Historic

Our Creative Writing programme has a long and distinguished history which dates back to 1970, meaning that, in the UK, we were there at the very beginning of the discipline. And we remain at the fore with celebrated authors as tutors and students who go on to publish their work both while with us and after.

Creative Writing at Lancaster

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Literary Lancaster

The Department is not only home to many eminent authors and critics but also hosts a whole series of free literary events featuring world-leading guest writers and scholars. Some are held on campus, but many are held in Lancaster’s historic city centre – our favourite venues are the Castle, the Priory, and the Storey. For a calendar of our upcoming events, just scroll down.

Literary Lancaster

News

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