The aim of the Literatures in English section is to provide a creative and academically sound programme of teaching and research designed to produce students who are capable of critical thinking as well as analysis and production of literary expressions. We offer stimulating courses on literary expressions from all over the world. Our real strength, however, is Anglophone Caribbean Literature in which our research and scholarship is regionally and internationally recognised. Our teaching system is based on lectures by highly qualified scholars, providing an academic framework for further study, and tutorials which allow more intimate discussions about the things we love most - books! Our outreach activities and programmes aim to promote awareness of literary and social issues within the University community and in relation to the general public.

Creative Writing

The MFA in Creative Writing at the University of The West Indies is an opportunity for writers to dive deeper into their craft. On a journey of practice based research and reflection, our students expand their knowledge, gain extra skills, take their writing, practice and teaching to new levels. With a concentration on craft along with reading and research our writers emerge with a better understanding of their own practice and what they are capable of producing. The MFA is open to those who are writing prose fiction - short story, novel, novella, in any genre - and poetry.


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View our updated reading list for our UG Literatures in English courses in Semester 2, 2023-24

Student volunteers at work in The AJL West Indiana and Special Collections (WISC) Division

LIE Students share their work on World Poetry Day.

























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