English and Comparative Literary Studies
Ranked 1st in the UK for research by the 2014 REF, we are also ranked in the top 10 UK departments for English by the Guardian University Guide (2014), the Complete University Guide (2014), and 1st for Creative Writing in the UK (Times/Sunday Times league table).
Mon 24 Aug '15
Mon 17 Aug '15
At Warwick we celebrate writing excellence regardless of genre, nationality or form through the awarding of a biennial literary prize, Warwick Prize for Writing. Previous winners include social activist, Naomi Klein, journalist Peter Forbes and poet Alice Oswald. Nominations are submitted by Warwick students, staff alumni and the international publishing industry. Check out the recently announced 2015 long list. How many have you read?
Twitter: @WarwickPrize #WarwickPrize
Lost for Words - In association with The Warwick Prize for Writing
Exploring literature’s place in a world of snappy social media interaction.
Is the advancement of social media and the internet diminishing the power and influence of literature? Is this ready access to bite size information forever changing the way we value and engage with words? How is this changing the way in which authors create their art form?
Date: Fri 16th October
Venue: Cinema, Warwick Arts Centre
- Open Days
Multicultural Shakespeare: 1930-2010 is a major AHRC-funded research project which aims to map the history of non-white actors' and directors' growing role in British cultural life over several generations by examining their involvement in the performance and reinterpretation of Shakespeare's plays.
The Warwick Writing Programme is number one for Creative Writing in the UK (Times/Sunday Times 2014). Founded in 1996, it is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in Europe. It is an internationally-acclaimed programme drawing students and staff from across the globe. Visit the Warwick Writing Programme website to find out more.
What's it like to study English at Warwick?
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We launched our Transformations Summer School in July 2013 – a free, two-day non-residential drama and storytelling event developed by the department's Widening Participation Team. The summer school supports current year 9 and 10 school pupils who are considering a future in Higher Education and who have a keen interest in English literature, theatre studies and the creative arts.
Our Open Days for those holding offers to study the English Literature degree at Warwick are on February 4, February 18, and March 4, 2015. Please see the details on the Open Day website and register for the day you'd like to attend.
We're looking forward to seeing you there!