A research area within The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Literary Studies 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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Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with Literary Studies.More on Research projects
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Language at Leeds
Language at Leeds brings together professionals within the University involved in the study of language, connecting individuals and groups to support research across various disciplines._amp_nbsp;The central tenet of the centre_amp_nbsp;is an interdisciplinary approach to addressing and understanding issues relating to language, linguistics and communication.