Literary Studies

A research area within The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Literary studies research group

Literary Studies research

Our research

The Literary Studies Research Group is part of the Centre for World Literatures, which groups together researchers (postgrads, postdocs and staff) interested in literary texts in their broadest sense. Within our school we draw on specific expertise in literature written in Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai. Affiliated members also bring expertise in art history, cinema, literatures in English, music, philosophy, politics and religion.

Our research embraces areas and themes including the following: aesthetics; animal studies; artists’ books; comparative literature; cosmopolitanism; detective fiction; epistolary writing; electronic literature; family narratives; the fantastic;  literature and the law; multilingualism; performance; postcolonialism; reception; text and image; translation; transnational memory; trauma; war poetry; world literature. The Centre organises an annual lecture and series of talks by visiting and internal speakers. It welcomes applications for collaborations and for postgraduate and postdoctoral research.

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Researchers in conversation.

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Academics and Postgraduate researchers in conversation.

Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with Literary Studies.