The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia has a long-established international reputation in literary studies. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality, the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing has ranked top 10 among UK English departments. 82 per cent of our research has been rated either 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent).World famous for our pioneering courses in creative writing, we are also home to prize-winning scholars and translators of literature and drama from all periods.
Our unique approach to the study of literature and writing is powered by our conviction that – to quote Ezra Pound – ‘literature is news that stays news'. At all levels of study, and on all degree courses, our School is the place where criticism and creativity go hand in hand.
Our students are some of the most satisfied in the UK, with exceptionally high satisfaction ratings for their courses and teaching. Our students rated English and Creative Writing with 96 per cent teaching satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2017) and Creative Writing has been ranked fifth in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2017).
Our calendar is packed with events for our students, staff and the general public, including an Autumn and a Spring UEA Literary Festival each year. In 2013 we were proud to present the first FLY Festival of Literature for Young People.
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