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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

We are Kingston University

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Welcome to English Literature

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Our philosophy

English Literature Department iconEnglish sits in the Department of Humanities, which also encompasses Creative Writing and English Language and Linguistics. Within the School of Arts, Culture and Communication, other departments cover Performing Arts, History, Journalism, Publishing and Media.

There is fertile cross-communication between these subjects, with a number of extracurricular activities across the School, including lectures by visiting academics, readings by published and aspiring writers - including Writers in Residence such as Paul Bailey and Hanif Kureishi - dramatic performances and films. Visiting professors in the Faculty also provide input into the field.

The study of English at Kingston encourages students to take an active part within a supportive and academically stimulating environment. There is also a well-established postgraduate culture in the field, and successful students may progress to masters-level courses.

Writers' Centre Kingston: Forgetting


7.00pm, Thursday, 25 January 2018
Stanley Picker Gallery, Knights Park campus, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2QJ

Writers' Centre Kingston is a literary cultural centre dedicated to creative writing in all its forms, with an annual programme of events from talks to workshops and festivals.