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English Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Our philosophy

English sits in the Department of Humanities, which also encompasses creative writing and English language and linguistics. Within the School of Arts, Culture and Communication, other departments cover performing arts, history, journalism, publishing and media.

There is fertile cross-communication between these subjects, with a number of extracurricular activities across the School, including lectures by visiting academics, readings by published and aspiring writers - including writers in residence such as Paul Bailey and Hanif Kureishi - dramatic performances and films. Visiting professors in the Faculty also provide input into the field. 

The study of English at Kingston encourages students to take an active part within a supportive and academically stimulating environment. There is also a well-established postgraduate culture in the field, and successful students may progress to masters-level courses.

Contact us

Head of Department of Humanities: Dr Sara Upstone.

Department of Humanities undergraduate course administrator: Maggie Hughes.

Department of Humanities postgraduate course administrator: Kathryn Davies.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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