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Welcome to our thriving English and creative writing community. Delivering research-informed teaching in English literature, English language, and creative writing. We actively engage with public audiences and organisations. Our students are partners in our activities, to the benefit of their employability and preparation for life after their degrees.

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We seek to make a difference. Delivering research-informed teaching in English literature, English language, and creative writing, we actively engage with public audiences and organisations. But don’t take our word for it. Hear from some of our students about the activities they have been involved in, what the best things are about their courses and what it is like to be an Edge Hill student.

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I was inspired to study Education and English because the course gave me the opportunity to become an educator of some kind, not necessarily a traditional school teacher which isn’t really the route which I want to go down.

Alice Featherstone

BA (Hons) Education and English

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Clare Monaghan

My favourite part of the course was the opportunity to tailor it to my interests and strengths.

Clare Monaghan

BA (Hons) English

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My advice would be: don’t let fear stop you from taking all the opportunities you can. You’re probably more capable than you think you are.

Lucy Barrett

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature

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English and creative writing news

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Ridicule is nothing to be scared of – Dr Andrew McInnes

Dr Andrew McInnes is a specialist in romantic-period literature. He has recently been awarded funding from the arts and humanities research council to be an early career leadership fellow for his research project the romantic ridiculous, exploring how ridiculousness can help us to develop new perspectives on the romantic period of 1750-1850.

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Career enhancing opportunities – English and creative writing

We understand the value of providing students with a first-hand experience of literary and language locations, hands-on research, and the chance to put skills into practice in real-world settings. Find out more about the opportunities on our English and creative writing courses.

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Pressing ahead

English Literature student, Milena has recently been awarded funding from Edge Hill’s Student Opportunity Fund to support her with an unmissable internship opportunity.

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Ofsted has been dictating what “proper English” is – here’s why that’s a problem

In a new article for The Conversation, Ian Cushing, senior lecturer in English and Education at Edge Hill University, with Julia Snell, Associate Professor of English Language at University of Leeds, explore how schools inspector Ofsted has “policed language in schools”.

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The Romantic Ridiculous

Dr Andrew McInnes, a Reader in English at Edge Hill University, discusses the AHCR funded research project, The Romantic Ridiculous.

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Academic explores Victorian masculinity in new book

In a new book Dr Laura Eastlake, Senior Lecturer in English, explores Victorian relationships with the ancient Roman world and what these relationships can tell us about Victorian masculinity.

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