The Department of English has an international staff engaged in a wide range of research projects, as is demonstrated by the Department’s record of international publications. At present, the Department continues to develop as a nationally leading research department, while at the same time offering students innovative and inspiring courses that are informed by the cutting-edge research of its teachers. The Department's various research clusters reflect the diversity of approaches and interests that currently characterise English studies worldwide, and within the Department there are important research groups in both English linguistics and literature in English. The Department also takes great pride in the research of its doctoral students, who are rather evenly distributed between linguistics and literature. See the section on doctoral theses under Dissertations & publications.