The School of English is a centre of research excellence based in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University. Located in the University’s new city-centre campus, we are a small and friendly department that performs extremely well in REF and NSS league tables.

We offer expert tuition in English Literature (post-medieval), Linguistics, Creative Writing and Drama. Current and recent doctoral students research a wide range of topics, including disability poetics, rapport in Skype conversations, national identity and the Shakespeare Birthplace Museum collections, Romantic period letter writing, radicalism on the web, and heteronormativity and the theatre. Students take advantage of our strong connections to local, national and international organizations and institutions. We are home to the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing and offer a vibrant programme of events that explore the intersections of criticism and creative practice. We warmly welcome M4C-related expressions of interest in any area of English Studies.

For more information on our collective research expertise please see our School website or contact Dr Anthony Howe, Reader in English Literature and Director of Graduate Research in the School of English.