English Language & Literature

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The English Department at King's is one of the oldest in the world. From our historic location in central London, we continue to grow and change in response to the challenges and new agendas emerging in the wider world.

The work undertaken by faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students encompasses a huge range of activities. The wide variety of research conducted in the Department is actively shaping the place and role of our discipline in the 21st century.

Our research areas include:

  • Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Studies
  • Early Modern and Shakespeare
  • The 18th century
  • The 19th century
  • 20th - 21st Centuries
  • Performance Research
  • American Studies
  • Creative Writing

In addition to the traditional, period-based approach to research, we have identified the clusters or strands below as strategic priorities in the development of future work:

  • Visual and Material Culture
  • Literature, Medicine and Science
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Colonial, Postcolonial and Transnational Cultures
  • Life writing, creative writing and the technologies of the self


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