English students at Lincoln question identity and representation in literature in a quest to understand the pivotal role it plays in society.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study explore a lively and varied collection of texts, from Shakespeare to postmodernism to contemporary literature. Students engage with the traditional canon of English literature – the Victorian novel and Romantic poetry – as well as more marginalised literary genres, such as graphic novels and African literature.
English academics are currently engaged in research that spans six centuries, three continents and countless genres. There are particular strengths in 21st Century literature, 19th Century studies, drama and utopia. All our students are encouraged to undertake their own research, working alongside academics on projects that are often published in academic journals and presented at conferences.
Catherine Parry, BA (Hons) English student
Studying English at the University of Lincoln is the best decision I have ever made. The texts, the ways of reading and the new ideas I have discovered are amazing.
Dame Carol Ann Duffy is the first woman to hold the post of Poet Laureate in its nearly 350-year history, and was appointed in 2009 for a ten-year fixed term. At Lincoln, Carol Ann is currently a Visiting Artist, giving lectures as well as speaking to students and alumni.
The University of Lincoln and the College of Arts welcomes high-profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Lives public lecture series. Our students, staff and members of the public can benefit from guest lectures by Visiting Professors and Lecturers recognised as leaders in their field.