The Virginia Woolf & Music project explores the role of music in the lives of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the School of English ranked first in Scotland and third 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
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
Featured research projects - featured research projects from the School of English
The Philisophical Life - a research project led by James Harris and Tom Jones, and funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Land Lines: British Nature Writing, 1789-2014 - a research project exploring British nature writing from the late 18th century to the present involving Christina Alt.
New Communities of Interpretation - a project involving Ian Johnson.
Hardy and the Boer War - a guide to the events that inspired Drummer Hodge among other works by Thomas Hardy written by Phillip Mallett
The Victorian City - research into the structure of 19th century cities as portrayed in literature, written by Phillip Mallett