Research in Warwick's English department is both innovative and interdisciplinary. It challenges definitions of the discipline and extends the boundaries of ‘English’ beyond the national or ‘writing’ beyond the literary. Our particular strengths lie in Creative Writing, World Literature, Comparative Literatures, Shakespeare in Performance, and Literary and Cultural Translation.
For many years, we have been taking our research outside the academy and into the world – commitment to public engagement is in our DNA. Our research supports, informs and drives activities in the creative industries, the heritage sector, education and among various professional groups.
Michael Hulse and Tony Howard
Stephen Purcell and Paul Prescott
Michael Hulse Warwick Writing Programme
Preserving and re-presenting cultural and literary heritage
Our research has informed and underpinned world class and local exhibitions bringing Britain's literary history to new audiences
Contributing to the economic prosperity of the creative industries
Consultancies to theatre companies have enhanced their productions
Inspiring and creating new forms of artistic expression
From theatre productions to exhibitions, our research has led to the development of new ways of interpreting Shakespeare
Enhancing opportunities for creativity and learning among young people
Through educational initiatives at home and around the world
Contributing to continuing professional development
By devising training programmes and running workshops and conferences to enhance professional practice in groups ranging from translators to doctors
Recent mediaPhD researcher Jamie Mackay discusses the global ‘Million Mask March’ in The Beginning is Near ( The Ecologist, 12 November 2013)
Podcasts and videosBritish Black and Asian Shakespeare at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival, July 2013
All of the actors we worked with were visibly moved by the opportunity to discover and read and hear in public Robeson's appeals for a time when people of colour would stand centre stage.
— Tom Cornford, Director, on Tony Howard's I have done the state some service, 2010