Literature and Creative Writing
The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia has a long-established international reputation in literary studies. 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.
Drama allows you to combine a strong practical emphasis with the study of the theory, history and social significance of drama, complemented by detailed study of dramatic literature and aspects of visual and technical design.
Welcome to UEA! I’m Jeremy Noel-Tod, Head of the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, and I am hugely looking forward to having you join our community. I grew up around campus (my Dad was a librarian here!), and I have been an LDC lecturer for over ten years.
You’ve chosen the ideal place to immerse yourself in literature, drama and creative writing. Norwich was England’s first-ever UNESCO City of Literature. It's been home to a thriving literary tradition for centuries, from Julian of Norwich in the fourteenth century (the first woman to write a book in English), down to today's award-winning writers nurtured by UEA. This year we are marking 50 years of Creative Writing on campus, and there will be opportunities for everybody to get involved and celebrate.
2020 has been a strange year for all of us, and we are still finding out what the ‘new normal’ looks like for life and learning at UEA. We feel, however, it is an exciting year too, as we continue to find new ways to teach the subjects that we love. Your lecturers have spent the summer designing flexible and accessible teaching for you, much of which – to start with at least – will be online. We have always been proud of our inclusive online community, not least that which has grown up around our @uealdc social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and most recently Instagram. Do follow us there.
The School has a long-standing reputation for excellent teaching and for the distinction of its academic staff. We are serious and rigorous about literature, and enjoy sharing our interests and intellectual commitments with students. We will challenge you to think in new ways, but you will also feel supported and part of a community.
You will have a personal academic adviser to talk to about your studies. Please feel free, too, to contact me directly via email (email@example.com). You should also start to explore the LDC Student Site on Blackboard, which we have created as a one-stop source of information during your time here.
But first, it’s Welcome Week. This week is all about settling in, making friends and getting to know your school, the university and the city. Have a fabulous first week and happy studying!
HEAD OF THE SCHOOL OF LITERATURE, DRAMA AND CREATIVE WRITING (LDC)