We cover the full chronological range, from the medieval to the contemporary period, with many colleagues engaged in interdisciplinary research.
We are proud of our expertise in medieval and early-modern literature, in Romantic and Victorian literature, in modernism, and in contemporary writing in English. The department is notable for its breadth of research in English poetry across the periods, and our range of specialist interests includes literary theory, the history of book, literature and science, literature and medicine, literature and the environment, digital humanities, women’s writing and gender studies, queer writing, postcolonial literature, Black British writing, 20th-century American literature, the Gothic tradition, and Welsh and Anglo-Welsh writing.
In these and other areas we foster doctoral research both within the department and in collaboration with other departments at Bristol and beyond, including in art history, medical sciences, philosophy, history, politics, drama, classics, theology and modern languages.
A large number of graduates from this English Literature at University of Bristol develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of English literature; some graduates take up careers in freelance writing and editing.
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All of the department’s researchers have interests that coincide with (but are not limited to) the following areas:
- Early Modern to 1780
- Romantic and Victorian Literature
- American Literature
- Global Literatures
- Literature, Science and Medicine
- Poetry and Poetics
- Creative Writing
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- An upper second-class degree or international equivalent. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.
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- UK/EU: part-time - £2,183
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time - £9,365
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