English Literature



News and features from the Department of English Literature.

Meet our Writer in Residence 2019-2021

Tracey S. Rosenberg chats about sharing her writing expertise with students across the University, and about why Edinburgh is such a great place for creative writing.

The digital humanities, the ‘Vandegrifter’, and me: Dr Robyn Pritzker

The recent English Literature PhD graduate traces her journey from book historian to digital encoder of Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson’s previously-unknown short stories.

Breathing new life into Early Modern research

Literature and History PhD student, Thom Pritchard, talks to us about the student-run Edinburgh Early Modern Network of postgraduate students and staff.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2019: Karolina Oleśkiewicz

We chat to the Playwriting MSc student about the impact of the Drama Prize on her own creative development.

Off the Shelf – book history students push the boundaries

MSc Book History and Material Culture students, Amber Matthews and Hailey Brock, talk about the highlights and challenges of organising the mini-conference, Off the Shelf.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2019: Vivek Santayana

Two people reading books
The PhD student and reader for this year’s James Tait Black Prizes reflects on being involved in 100 years of literary celebration.

Contributing to debates beyond borders

PhD student Gina Maya Roberts tells us what she’s learned about bringing a range of people together for an international conference on the transgender experience.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2019: June Laurenson

The Lead Student Reader for this year’s James Tait Black Prize for Biography tells us about her experience of judging Britain's oldest literary awards.