English Literature

About us

The Department of English Literature is located at the heart of the city and is a vigorous centre of scholarship, teaching and learning.

English Literature at the University

Edinburgh is proud to house the oldest department of English Literature in the world, having first offered courses on ‘rhetoric and belles lettres’ nearly 250 years ago.

Key contacts

Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries.

Location and map

We are located in the central George Square area of the University.