English Language and Literature

REF 2014

  • Northumbria has been rated in the UK top 15 for the quality of its English Language and Literature research publications

  • Northumbria is now ranked in the UK top 30 for research power in English Language and Literature, after climbing 43 places since the 2008 research assessment exercise.

Research in this unit covers the broad areas of literature, creative writing, and linguistics. Within the field of literature, we have strong groups in the early modern period, the long 18th century, and in modern and contemporary literature. In addition, our groups are complemented by cross-period 'themes' in 'Gendered Subjects', 'Studies in Popular Culture', and 'Situating States of Mind.'