English at Loughborough is a thriving research community that is internationally recognised for its excellence and impact across a diverse range of fields in literature, publishing, linguistics, creative writing and cultural studies.

Our research is rigorous, creative, and impactful, and offers an ideal environment for curious scholarship. English staff and postgraduates form a lively and diverse community driven by a desire for exploration, knowledge, and innovation. We combine theory and practice, and explore a wide range of areas including conducting interdisciplinary research. The breadth of our research along with our collaboration with external partners means that our work has a meaningful impact in the world.

Research in English feeds directly into two School research themes: Textual Editing and Interpretation and Genders and Identities, as well as the Centre for Research in Culture and CommunicationOur expertise in Textual editing and Interpretation ranges from seventeenth- to twentieth-first-century writing, from quakers to contemporary playwrights, poets, and novelists. Our academics lead international, multi-volume editorial projects and shine new light on emerging and neglected literary figures.

Read more about research in English here, or visit the School website to learn more about wider research activity across the eight School of Social Sciences and Humanities research themes:

83% of research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Research Excellence Framework 2021