The study of English at the University of St Andrews has a long and distinguished history that is sustained in the scholarly, critical, and creative dynamism of today's School of English. In the present day, the School enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary creativity. The School's richest inheritance, however, is its collegiality: we pride ourselves on our friendliness, and on our common enthusiasm for great literature.
REF 2014: UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results
The School of English has been ranked third in the UK, and first in Scotland, in the most recent league table of research intensive departments (2014). With over 90% of our staff submitted, 86% of our research has been rated world leading and internationally excellent. In the previous research assessment exercise (2008) we were also ranked in the top ten, making the School one of the UK's consistently outstanding research departments.
Monday 30th March
'Sevastopol 1855: On the Fall of a City'
Dr Trudi Tate (Clare Hall, Cambridge)
Garden Seminar Room
New Monograph on Faust
Dr Ben Hewitt’s monograph, Byron, Shelley, and Goethe's 'Faust': An Epic Connection (Oxford: Legenda) will be published on 1 March. The monograph is a comparative study exploring the links between both parts of Goethe’s seminal dramatic poem ‘Faust’ (1808 and 1832) and Byron’s and Shelley’s works, which connects Goethe and the two English Romantic poets in terms of their experiments with epic.