British Literature in the College of Glasgow is among the earliest and many dynamic centres for study regarding Anglophone literatures on the planet, founded in 1861 using the institution from the Regius Chair in British Language and Literature, a publish presently held by Professor Nigel Leask .
With more than 1300 students within our care, we are proud of the variety in our cohort and also the dedication to maintaining the greatest standards in delivering our exciting programmes. We place research-brought teaching in the centre in our mission. Our students explore every aspect of literature in British in the medieval period onwards, benefitting in the staff’s expertise in an array of areas, including:
- Scottish, American, Irish and postcolonial literatures
- the connection between literature and also the visual arts
- theory and textuality
- poetics and politics
- medical humanities
- science and material culture.
- our creative writing programme is famous in the United kingdom and worldwide.
Our Honours finalists in 2015-16 gave us a general satisfaction score of 98% within the National Student Survey. The study transported in our department seemed to be recognised within the 2014 REF whenever we were rated first in Scotland and third within the United kingdom (after Oxford and Cambridge) for ‘research power’ (the way of measuring research excellence with regards to the figures of staff came back towards the exercise). This result places Glasgow British firmly inside the top 4% of institutions within the United kingdom.
We host among the United kingdom’s largest postgraduate communities. with 80 students on the literature and inventive Writing M.Litt. Programmes, and also over 60 PhD researchers focusing on an array of British Literature and interdisciplinary projects.
First class sources
Our staff and students take advantage of accessibility College’s formidable selection of archival sources, for example:
- the planet-class Hunterian Collection
- and also the College Library’s Special Collections. with strengths within the 18th- and 19th-centuries, travel, illuminated manuscripts and significant single-author holdings (Edwin Morgan, R.D. Laing, D.S. MacColl),
- in addition to Glasgow’s numerous public collections, libraries and museums.
We’re proud to represent the legacy of the ancient social institution and it is ongoing contribution towards the great town of Glasgow and also the world.