The Department is unique in its range in Hong Kong in teaching across the canon in English literature. English Literature has a long and influential history, chronicling many centuries of knowledge and wisdom. The Department is committed to sustaining and enhancing the study of English literature, offering comprehensive introduction to this important field. Faculty members have made distinguished contributions particularly in the areas of Romanticism, Modernism and contemporary literature.
Evelyn Chan is an expert on the many varieties of Modernist literatures. Grant Hamilton works on postmodern fiction and the contemporary novel. David Huddart’s research focuses on autobiographical discourses and literary theories. Joanna Mansbridge’s areas of expertise include performance studies, film and drama. Collier Nogues specializes in creative writing and contemporary poetry. Li Ou has published important research on the works of Keats, Wordsworth and Byron in some of the world’s leading journals. Eli Park Sorensen works on contemporary literature, theory, and comparative literature, and Eddie Tay’s work looks at creative writing, autoethnography, and street photography.