English Literature


News and features from the Department of English Literature.

Understanding Money launches as free MOOC

Paul Crosthwaite tells us why we need to get to grips with finance, and how it’s possible to do so through a three-week online course open to everyone.

From summer school to masters - part one

We talk to Elspeth Reilly, who attended the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School in 2016 and is now a Creative Writing MSc student in LLC (2018-19).

LLC at the Festival of Creative Learning 2019

Festival of Creative Learning 2019, 18-22 Feb, #FCL19
As the yearly celebration of innovation approaches, we take a look at the range of events involving staff and students from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC).

Up for a blether

We chat to English Literature PhD student Veronica Vivi about LLC Blethers, an annual evening of academic storytelling.

What the Victorians Made of Romanticism - revealed!

Professor Tom Mole’s latest book has won the Media Ecology Association’s Dorothy Lee Award. We talk to him about the book’s innovations and about how our students can engage with its themes.

From the page to the stage

We talk to four students on our MSc in Playwriting programme whose work will be professionally read for a live audience as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

LLC at the Edinburgh summer festivals 2018 - part two

This summer sees dozens of festival events featuring our staff, students and alumni. Here's what's happening during the Edinburgh International Book Festival (11th to 27th August 2018).

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.