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

Drama and Creative Writing

This unique degree unites UEA’s strengths in creative writing and in drama to immerse you in all aspects of the reading, writing and staging of plays. You will...

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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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BA

English Literature and Drama

On this degree you’ll immerse yourself in all aspects of the theatre while gaining a first-class academic grounding in English literature. This will give you a...

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BA

Drama

Offering an exhilarating immersion in all aspects of theatre, this course combines a firm grounding in acting, directing, and practical stagecraft with the...

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BA

English Literature with Creative Writing

It begins – has always begun – with a blank page, from stretched goatskin to flickering, ticking cursor. What will you say? How will you press the sound of your...

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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

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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Research

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  News
Prof Corinne Le Quere
17 Dec 2020

Ground-breaking UEA PhD scholarships to bring together climate science and creative writing

With the next ten years seen as being a profound and critical decade for climate change, UEA has brought together two of its most celebrated fields of study,...

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Anne Enright, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Christie Watson
16 Dec 2020

Prize-winning authors and literary icons in UEA Live’s spring line-up

The celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Creative Writing programme at the University of East Anglia (UEA) will continue apace in 2021, with tickets...

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Open book in a library
30 Nov 2020

UEA launches scholarships for international writers

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has introduced two new fully-funded annual scholarships for its prestigious Creative Writing MA programme: The Sonny Mehta...

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Event

BCLT Research Seminar - Olivia Hellewell

  • Feb 3, 2021 16:00PM
  • Online
  • Free

In this seminar, Olivia Hellewell will outline how the concept of supply-driven translation might help shape our understanding of literary translation dynamics, making reference to her 2018 doctoral research into literary translation from Slovene into English 1991–2016.

Event

UEA Live: Inua Ellams

  • Mar 17, 2021 19:00PM
  • Online
  • 5 (free for UEA students)

Join poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, as he discusses and reads from his latest poetry collection 'The Actual', described by Bernardine Evaristo as "Poetry as fire, as lament, as beauty… I was blown away by this book."

Event

UEA Live: Booker prize conversation

  • Mar 10, 2021 19:00PM
  • Online
  • 5 (free for UEA students)

Celebrating UEA's strong ties with The Booker Prize Foundation, we are delighted to bring you a conversation between Booker Prize Foundation scholarship recipient Stephen Buoro, Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright, and Booker Prize Foundation Literary Director, Gaby Wood.

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UEA Live: Christie Watson

  • Mar 3, 2021 19:00PM
  • Online
  • £5 (free for UEA students)

UEA Creative Writing graduate Christie Watson will speak about her success as a novelist and memoirist, and her new book 'The Courage to Care: A Call for Compassion', a vital and timely book about inspirational nurses and the bravery of patients and families.

Event

UEA Live: Tsitsi Dangarembga

  • Feb 24, 2021 19:00PM
  • Online
  • £5 (free for UEA students)

UEA's International Chair of Creative Writing and 2020 Booker Shortlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga will be joined in conversation by Canongate's Editor-at-Large, Ellah Wakatama, to discuss the phenomenal success of Tsitsi's 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted novel 'This Mournable Body'.

Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Jan 18, 2021 00:00AM
  • Online
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Free