Research in this area embraces a diverse range of periods, topics and approaches. Our research extends from the early modern to the contemporary, includes all the main literary genres, and is characterised by a strongly interdisciplinary approach and ethos. The English discipline hosts two long-established research groups; Postcolonial Literatures and Book History and Bibliography with groupings in creative writing, literature and music, life-writing, and the writing of the romantic period. Current PhD students are working on a wide range of topics, including Hugh Walpole, Anglo-Indian writing, Edith Wharton, and the literature of the First World War. Creative writing candidates are working on collections of poetry, or novels with wide ranging themes and eras. We warmly welcome applications from prospective research students, and other full-time and part-time places. Please contact the department using the email address below if you are interested in exploring PhD study with us.