About us

English at Keele is a thriving and passionate community of academics, students, and researchers committed to the study of literature.

Our courses offer the teaching and learning of a wide range of literary texts from the medieval period to the present day. One of our great strengths is the flexibility for students to pursue their own areas of interest, and alongside the study of traditional literary forms we explore connections with other disciplines such as film and screen studies, history, cultural studies, and the medical humanities.

We also have a vibrant and active creative writing community with award-winning poets and novelists who lead courses that pursue a practice-led approach to production of literary work.

All our academic staff are research active with specialisms in a number of areas including the Renaissance, the 18th century, Victorian literature, Modernism, postwar and contemporary literature, and Postcolonialism and world literature.