The Department of Modern Languages is home to world-leading and internationally excellent research (RAE 2008). Our interests range from the contemporary to the medieval, and from Western Europe to the Caribbean, Africa, and China. We have ground-breaking research in social and political qualitative studies, film and media, sexuality and gender, memory and exile, modernity and modernism, postcolonial studies, translation, and text production. We are also very active in creating multi-disciplinary networks across the University and have recently won a host of high profile publicly-funded grants on topics as diverse as medieval chronicles, genre and the Italian arts.
We have invested in high level research and have recently appointed research leaders to Chairs of European Film and French Discourses of Sexuality. We are building research links with European cities as well as with other UK Universities such as Nottingham and Warwick. Closer to home, we have a lively programme of national and international experts who come to the Department to give lectures and seminars.
Our researchers are engaged on a range of funded research projects:
You can find a full list of projects here.
If you would like to know more about our research and our staff, take a look at our research map.
Seminars and events
You can find a full list of future and past research events here.
Research and Knowledge Transfer
For information about funding opportunities and research support look at our Research and Knowledge Transfer page (internal access only).