English Association

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The English Association is a British association dedicated to furthering the study of English language and literature in schools, higher education institutes and amongst the public in general.

It was founded in 1906 by a group of English scholars including F. S. Boas, A.C. Bradley and Sir Israel Gollancz. Since December 1993, the association has been based at the University of Leicester.

Past presidents have included John Galsworthy, Harley Granville-Barker, John Bailey, Sir Ernest Gowers, Sir Kenneth Clark, C.V. Wedgwood and George Steiner.

The association elects Fellows in special recognition of their significant enrichment and promotion of English. There are over 350 such Fellows and they are entitled to use the letters FEA after their names.

The association publishes a number of journals relating to English including The Use of English.[1]


  1. ^ "The Use of English". le.ac.uk. The English Association. Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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