Research Group in Ecocriticism, Green Writing, and Literary Geographies
Our Department has particular strengths in ecocriticism, non-fiction and creative environmental writing,
as well as literary geographies.
Academic members of our Research Group in Ecocriticism, Green Writing and Literary Geographies
are internationally active researchers in these areas and welcome applications for research study.
Read our staff profiles for details of our individual research interests and publications:
MA Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment
Our taught masters courses in English and comparative literature include
MA Wild Writing: Literature and the Environment. This is a unique research-led and interdisciplinary programme that combines literary
criticism, creative writing, biological sciences and field work.
For further information please contact
Dr Susan Oliver
British Academy-Leverhulme award for Walter Scott project
Dr Susan Oliver has been awarded a British Academy-Leverhulme Small Research Grant for a new project called
Green Scott: Walter Scott's Environmentalism and Writing the Ecologies of a Nation:
Wild Writing in Moscow
Dr James Canton has undetaken a short visit to Russia, after being invited to lecture at the Moscow Higher School of Economics. Read his report
about wild writing in the east:
Scholarship success for Wild Writing graduate
Congratulations to MA Wild Writing graduate Elaine Ewart, who has been awarded a prestigious Silberrad Scholarship
for PhD study by the University of Essex:
Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the
Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Throughout the year our weekly Research Seminar series welcomes leading academic specialists, as well as writers, poets, playwrights, filmmakers and journalists to talk about their work.
Our University's Lakeside Theatre runs an exciting programme of plays, music, comedy and workshops, as well as offering voluntary and paid work experience opportunities to our students.
Wild Writing blog
Find out more about our MA Wild Writing course by reading Wildeasters,
a nature writing blog which contains contributions from current and former students on literature, landscape, the
environment and the natural world.