English Literature


News and features from the Department of English Literature.

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.

From summer school to masters - part two

Can Öztürk charts his path from the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School in 2016 to graduating with an MSc in Literature and Modernity in 2018.

Lifting the lid on Edinburgh Spy Week

English Literature PhD student Huzan Bharucha gives us an intern’s perspective on our annual celebration of espionage in literature and film.