English Literature and Creative Writing

Find out about English Literature and Creative Writing at Sussex, based within the School of Media, Arts and Humanities, and search for people who work there.

About English Literature and Creative Writing

Since the University was founded, English Literature at Sussex has challenged conventional, critical and cultural models.

With over 50 research-active faculty, we are one of the largest centres in the UK, and offer expertise across more than 1,000 years of literary production.  

Our faculty are recognised scholars, who have won academic prizes and research awards and our courses are widely seen as inventive, inviting interdisciplinary study. 

Our students are curious, intelligent and engaged – they leave us with fiercely independent creative minds, and a deep understanding of the history and future of English. They have the opportunity to study the entire range of the discipline, from Anglo-Saxon epic avant-garde poetry and creative writing.

English at postgraduate level explores theories of culture, politics, identity, and society, considering English in all of its diversities. 

We have long-established links with external partners, including the British Library, Charleston Literary Festival, the Brighton Festival, the Globe Theatre and many other arts organisations throughout the South East.

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