In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the School of English ranked first in Scotland and sixth in the UK for research in the field of English language and literature. 86% of the School's research has been rated as world leading and internationally excellent.
Featured research projects
The Virginia Woolf & Music project explores the role of music in the lives of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group
Sara Lodge has created a new resource exploring poet Edward Lear's musical world
Zinnie Harris’ new plays and her adaptations of canonical drama provide exciting contemporary roles for women
Oliver Emanuel’s The 306 Trilogy sought to question the national conversation about memory and notions of ‘heroism’ and ‘cowardice’
Extensive editorial and biographical research on the work of Virginia Woolf by Susan Sellers
Don Paterson drew on his working knowledge of the sonnet form as a practicing poet to write Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets