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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.

Group members

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:

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Our academic staff

Our academic staff

Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their expertise across literature, film, creative writing and drama. Find out more by reading their staff profiles.

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

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).

Doctoral training


Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.

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.