The Conference

English: Shared Futures aims to celebrate and explore the discipline’s intellectual strength, diversity and creativity and explore its futures in the nations of the UK and across the world.

This summer will be hosted by by Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester, and the University of Salford, and will be attended by around 300 delegates with over 70 panels, sessions and readings led by academic and educational professionals, authors poets and teachers working in the field of English Studies.

Also returning are its cultural fringe events, this year funded by Arts Council England, and celebrating the diversity of Manchester’s writing, publishing, performance, libraries and projects beyond schools and universities. This year we are pleased to welcome events and talks by members and partners of Manchester City of Literature Festival.