Hull has a remarkable literary legacy that has seen it called the country's "most poetic city". Poets Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin lived here, while the University counts the likes of Douglas Dunn and Roger McGough among our alumni.
Literature affects how we think about and communicate with the world around us. It informs our understanding of ourselves and other cultures, past and present.
Explore literature from the medieval era to the 21st century. Our modules cover (among many other things) English and American poetry, short fiction, modernism, drama, children's literature, Gothic, horror and crime fiction.