School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Welcome to our School.

In our corridors you'll bump into world-class writers about literature and into the people who are writing literature today: prose, poetry, plays. It's that thrilling meeting of criticism and creativity – reading and writing, thinking and doing – that makes our School such a special place.

This is why we say that UEA is the place where literature lives.

 

BA

English Literature

Literature at UEA is vivid, contentious and alive: mixed up with passion, politics and play. You’ll gain a first-class grounding in literature from across time...

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BA

Drama and Creative Writing

You'll gain a thorough grounding in writing for stage and screen, which will be complemented by opportunities to develop your skills in non-dramatic writing,...

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BA

English Literature and Drama

This course combines modules in English literature with practical and theoretical drama modules. You’ll largely have flexibility to decide the precise balance...

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BA

Creative Writing and English Literature

The writer's world has never been more diverse, exciting, and collaborative than it is today. Whether you're eager to embark on creative and community exchanges,...

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BA

English Literature with Creative Writing

‘Good readers make good writers’ is the ethos of this course. You develop your craft as a writer under the supervision of our world-renowned novelists, poets and...

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BA

Drama

Command the stage – from both on and off it – as you build your confidence and experience, drawing on a wealth of performance styles and traditions from across...

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BA

Literature and History

Literature and history are closely intertwined subjects, and this degree enables you to study them together, under the guidance of our leading historians,...

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Research

  Research
Modern poetry in translation series - the translator as creative writer

The translator as creative writer

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  Research
The W.S. Graham archive at UEA

Celebrating W.S. Graham at 100

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  Research
Creative writing student writing with pen and paper

Noirwich - the home of crime writing

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School of Literature Drama and Creative Writing

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  News
Bimini Bon Boulash, Ed Miliband and Jyoti Patel
11 Aug 2021

Drag icon, chart-topping podcasters and bestselling authors join UEA Live’s 30th anniversary line-up

A stellar line-up of writers and change-makers from the worlds of literature, media and politics, including Bimini Bon Boulash and Ed Miliband, are coming...

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Four UEA academics appointed Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature

Professors Tessa McWatt, Rebecca Stott and Vesna Goldsworthy and Emeritus Professor Jon Cook were today (Tuesday 6 July) recognised for their exceptional...

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Future and Form authors
15 Apr 2021

Future and Form events present six visions of a literary future

Marking its 50 year anniversary, UEA’s world-renowned MA in Creative Writing programme presents, as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2021,  six new...

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Event

UEA Live: Malika Booker

  • Nov 17, 2021 19:00PM
  • Lecture theatre 1, UEA
  • Literature
  • £9/£5 (students)

Interdisciplinary artist, and co-founder of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, Malika Booker, will discuss the collective’s upcoming anthology, Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different, with script-writer and poet Molly Naylor. UEA Live presents a stellar line-up of writers and change-makers from the worlds of literature, media and politics, coming together this autumn to mark 30 years of the University’s flagship literary festival. The events are set to be held in-person in a safe and managed way. Lecture Theatre 1 | UEA | 7pm Season ticket (all 7 events): £54 / £45 (concession) Individual tickets: £9 / £5 (students)

Event

UEA Live: Ed Miliband

  • Nov 10, 2021 19:00PM
  • Lecture theatre 1, UEA
  • Literature
  • £9/£5 (students)

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband discusses the need for change in his new book Go Big: How To Fix Our World – from inequality and climate crisis to the challenge of housing, technology and democratic change. UEA Live presents a stellar line-up of writers and change-makers from the worlds of literature, media and politics, coming together this autumn to mark 30 years of the University’s flagship literary festival. The events are set to be held in-person in a safe and managed way. Lecture Theatre 1 | UEA | 7pm Season ticket (all 7 events): £54 / £45 (concession) Individual tickets: £9 / £5 (students)

Event

UEA Live: Leone Ross

  • Nov 3, 2021 19:00PM
  • Lecture theatre 1, UEA
  • Literature
  • £9/£5 (students)

Acclaimed novelist and short story writer Leone Ross explores love, addiction and magic realism in her new novel, This One Sky Day. UEA Live presents a stellar line-up of writers and change-makers from the worlds of literature, media and politics, coming together this autumn to mark 30 years of the University’s flagship literary festival. The events are set to be held in-person in a safe and managed way. Lecture Theatre 1 | UEA | 7pm Season ticket (all 7 events): £54 / £45 (concession) Individual tickets: £9 / £5 (students)