English, Creative Writing and Film

The Department of English, Creative Writing, and Film is committed to understanding how stories work, what poetic texture is, how images resonate, and why a single phrase can pulverise us with overwhelming emotion.

Here we dig deep into the narrative structures, genres, moods, rhythms, rhyme schemes and characters that carry the human imagination across boundaries of space and time to confront the deepest problems of existence. Our staff are world leaders in literary criticism and theory, major novelists and poets, and film critics and historians, grouped around a shared belief in the ability of cultural texts to shape our world and inspire us to improve it. We invite you to immerse yourselves in the stories, poems, films, and essays that have built the palaces of our imagination.