English Language & Literature

Lincoln’s deep commitment to (English) has put it in the unique position among the smaller colleges of covering the entire syllabus in-house. The result is a remarkably strong subject identity within and across English year-groups, as well as intellectual continuity and sustained pastoral care by our own Fellows from every student’s first essay all the way to Finals.

Professor Peter McCullough, Sohmer Fellow in English Renaissance Literature

Lincoln teaches a relatively small number of subjects in order to provide strength in depth to our students and to ensure that our Fellows can continue to pursue their own research. In most cases this means that we have two full-time, tenured Fellows per subject, and one career development Fellow.

English Literature at Lincoln is taught by two Tutorial Fellows and one Darby Fellow. The Sohmer Fellowship held by Professor Peter McCullough is partially endowed, and the Simon and June Li Darby Fellowship in the Humanities is fully endowed. 

Challenges: We are seeking further funds to support the second tutorial fellowship, currently held by Dr Tim Michaels. It costs roughly £2m to endow the post in perpetuity, or £350,000 to support the post for five years. Please click here if you would like further information regarding the teaching of English Language and Literature at Lincoln or contact the Development Office if you would like information on funding opportunities.


Funding Progress

Sohmer Fellowship

Simon and June Li Fellowship in the Humanities

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