Research

Research in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies covers a range of subjects including English Literature and Language, Drama, Film, Creative Writing, American and Canadian Studies and Shakespeare Studies.

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During 2017 - 2022 research in the School will focus on the following areas:

  • Medieval & Early Modern Literature and Shakespeare
  • Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism
  • Literature and Culture after 1850
  • Critical Creativity (including Film and Creative Writing)
  • Literary Editing
  • English Language and Applied Linguistics
  • Theatre History and Historiography, and Contemporary Performance Studies

Contemporary Studies is a major cross-cutting theme in the School’s research strategy. The School hosts six Research Centres as well as hosting international visiting researchers through the Centre for Advanced Research in English.

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Departmental research

Research centres

Affiliated Research Centres

International visiting researchers