The School of English and Drama has been named #2 for Drama, #6 for Creative Writing and #25 for English in the latest Times Good University Guide 2022. The Head of School, Scott McCracken said:
“The School of English and Drama at Queen Mary is internationally recognised for its departments of Drama, Creative Writing, and English Literature. We are delighted to see this reflected in the departments’ top scores in the Times Good University Guide.“Professor Scott McCracken, Head of the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London
The Drama department at Queen Mary has been named second (up from 5th) in the country in the Times Good University Guide 2022.
The department includes visionary artists and teachers like:
- Lois Weaver: Pioneering founder of Split Britches who are performing at Barbican this year.
- Swati Arora: Writer of ‘A manifesto to decentre theatre and performance studies’
- Martin O’Brien: Recently did a major performance work at ICA.
- Maggie Inchley: Leads The Verbatim Formula, a project around listening to those in care and the project has presented to Nadhim Zawani.
- Dominic Johnson: Author of seminal books on performance art.
- Jen Harvie: Founder of Stage Left podcast.
Our new Creative Writing department has jumped from 40th to 6th in the country after only running for around 3 years.
The department includes:
- Nisha Ramayya: Artist, Poet and Workshop leader.
- Brian Dillon: Writer of Essayism key text on the essay and writing.
- Michael Hughes: Novelist and acclaimed writer.
- Isabel Waidner: Author of STERLING KARAT GOLD (24/6/21) and was Shortlisted for Goldsmiths Prize.
Our English department ranks #25 and is amongst the best in the UK.
“We are delighted to have improved our position to 25th. Teaching and admin staff worked incredibly hard to deliver our programme in the most difficult of circumstances and it’s lovely to see that recognised.”Suzanne Hobson, Head of English
Some members of the team include:
- Nadia Atia: Expert in Middle Eastern literature.
- Nil Palabiyik: Book historian and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow.
- Scott McCracken: Head of School of English and Drama.
- Zara Dinnen: Contemporary literature expert and writer of The Digital Banal: New Media and American Literature and Culture.
- Rehana Ahmed: Writer of Writing British Muslims: Religion, Class and Multiculturalism.