Vibrant. Experimental. Supportive.
From past giants such as Robert Lowell, Ted Berrigan and Michèle Roberts who have shaped literature as we know it, to prize-winning contemporary writers such as Ben Okri, Essex has always attracted people who are at the heart of defining and redefining literature. Come and study with us and find your own voice.
As a well-established home to practising poets, novelists and critics, literature and creative writing at Essex has a reputation for nurturing the most radical writers and thinkers. Our concerns are local and global: as readers and writers, we adopt a comparative method as we traverse near and faraway places, discovering new modes of writing and reconsidering classics.
Our research is internationally recognised across a wide range of specialisms in English, comparative, and world literature, including American, Caribbean, and European literature, Early Modern and Renaissance literature, Romanticism, translation studies and adaptation, as well as colonial and postcolonial literatures.
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