Research centres

The Department of English Literature collaborated with different research centres.

American and Canadian Studies Centre

The American and Canadian Studies Centre is one of the most dynamic in Britain. The centre brings together researchers who are at the forefront of the field of American and Canadian Studies. Our multi-disciplinary approach links history, literature, politics and cultural studies to produce innovative and challenging work.

Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre

One of the largest centres for the stufy of the Eighteenth Century in the UK, BECC brings together researchers from across the University and West Midlands. Work done by members of the Centre covers a broad range of fields, including History, English, Modern Languages, History of Medicine, Music and History of Art.

Centre for Advanced Research in English

CARE is a visiting researcher programme for academics, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. CARE visitors have access to all the University resources, an office in the Arts Building, and are welcome to attend the many seminar programmes that run across the school.

Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text

Members of CLEMT are united by their interest in the tradition and contemporary practice of scholarly editions, and in the rapidly expanding field of study into the materiality of text. The Centre holds regular seminars and workshops to discuss and promote research that exemplifies how transformative and enabling textual work can be.

Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity

The Centre brings together researchers from across the College of Arts and Law who are interested in the development of modern conceptions of self and society that defined arts and culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as the legacies of this period in culture today.

Institute of Advanced Studies

The IAS brings together researchers from across the University to collaborate and share expertise. Work within the IAS is truly interdisciplinary, and responds to a set of evolving thematic approaches that are designed to address major societal concerns.