School of English


The School of English at the University of Kent has a strong international perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests. Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history.

Our reputation for research excellence was confirmed in the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 30% of our research was found to be 'world-leading' (4*) in 'originality, significance and rigour', with another 35% judged to be 'internationally excellent' (3*). Our research environment, organised through our various research centres was found to be of world-class standard. In a highly competitive subject area, these results have strongly reinforced the position of the School as one of the leading English departments in the country.


School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 823054

Last Updated: 19/12/2014