English and Creative Writing

The research interests of the English and creative writing department at Plymouth range from the early modern period to the present, and cover a diverse set of approaches and priorities based primarily in imagination, judgement and representation. We are particularly interested in developing interdisciplinary projects across a range of themes and topics, including: the transnational and the transatlantic, environmental literatures, poetry and poetics, and scientific discourses. Through our world-leading and internationally recognised research, we are making significant interventions in local, national and international cultural and creative industries.

English and creative writing staff

Research focus: Professor Angela K Smith

Professor of Modern Literature, Angela K Smith, talks about her research and publications relating to Women’s writing and experience of the First World War, women’s suffrage and war and memory