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.
Wednesday 29th April
‘Where the Place?’ – problems of location on the Shakespearean stage
Professor Peter Womack (University of East Anglia)
5.15pm, Lawson Room, Kennedy Hall
Accolades for Creative Writers
Professor Don Paterson has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Paterson joins writers honoured for their published work including Sir Walter Scott, Adam Smith, James Hutton, James Robertson and JK Rowling.
Zinnie Harris has won the Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. The award of $25,000 is in the form of a commission, to give recipients the freedom to develop plays they want to write without restriction, for performance in London and New York. Zinnie’s plays include Further than the Furthest Thing and How to Hold Your Breath.
Oliver Emanuel’s play, Dragon, is to be included in the Edinburgh International Festival. Dragon will play at the Royal Lyceum Theatre from 14-16 August. According to The Scotsman, audiences are unlikely to ‘see a more beautiful, thoughtful and fiercely dramatic theatrical treatment’ of childhood grief.