The BA in Contemporary Literature at the University of Kent provides students with a unique opportunity to study the literature of their own period. The global events that have shaped the early part of the 21st Century have given rise to writing that calls for new ways of thinking. The School of English at Kent has always been at the forefront of contemporary theory and practice. This new programme allows students to take a range of modules that seek to define and contextualise this new writing. Staff in the School of English are internationally recognised for academic research which links closely with undergraduate teaching, and the School regularly hosts visits by a range of international writers and critics. There are several published novelists and poets in the School, and our students publish a magazine of creative writing, poetry and prose. A number of our students also write for InQuire, the student union newspaper.