English Literature


News and features from the Department of English Literature.

Teaching trio win awards hat-trick

Three of our fantastic teaching staff have won Students’ Association Teaching Awards, including for their approach to feedback and inclusive learning.

Meet our graduates: Brandon Shalansky

Originally from British Columbia, Brandon completed our MSc in Playwriting and now works between the UK and Canada where he’s under commission with the Fred Skeleton Theatre Company.

Telling stories of future fossils

We talk to Royal Society of Literature award-winner, David Farrier, about why it’s important for literature to engage with place, time and the environment and about how students can get involved.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes - our students' perspective

English Literature PhD students, Olivia and Joanna, talk to us about what it's like to be student co-ordinators on Britain's oldest literary awards.

Undergraduate Awards 2018 open for entry

Highly Commended 2017 entrant, Sarah Thomson, talks to us about the submission process and how it feels to be selected in the awards.

Treasured volume of Renaissance plays saved for nation

A detail from the Ben Jonson book
Annotated plays by influential English dramatist Ben Jonson - earmarked for sale in North America - have been acquired by the University of Edinburgh.

Treading the boards

We talk to cast and crew of this year’s plays in European Languages and English Literature.

Shaping an academic experience for ourselves

Third-year English Literature student, Snigdha Koirala, tells us what it’s like to organise our annual Undergraduate Literature Conference.